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very proud Michael Owen makes a prediction on Mo Salah's contract as Liverpool beat AC Milan

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over AC Milan in the San Siro as Liverpool became the first English side to win all six Champions League group matches.

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 Mohamed Salah of Liverpool battles for possession with Theo Hernandez of AC Milan. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool battles for possession with Theo Hernandez of AC Milan. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool battles for possession with Theo Hernandez of AC Milan. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klppp could not disguise his pride as his much-changed since sealed an impressive 2-1 win against AC Milan at the San Siro.

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over AC Milan in the San Siro as Liverpool became the first English side to win all six Champions League group matches.

Even in a dead rubber that meant little to either side, a team Liverpool team that featured eight changes from their win against Wolves at the weekend showed a desire to win and Salah caught the eye once again.

He was quickest to react when goalkeeper Mike Maignan failed to hold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot to score with a 36th-minute strike to equalise Fikayo Tomori’s opener.

Divock Origi’s first Champions League goal since their 2019 final victory settled the tie but unlike Saturday’s added-time heroics at Wolves, he had to share the headlines with Salah.

"Very proud. Especially because of the sixth game to be honest," declared Klopp. "We chose that line-up because we wanted to win the game. We needed fresh legs. We needed desire to play this game which is difficult in this hectic schedule to always be on fire for the next game.

"What the boys did tonight I could not be more proud. It was an incredible game. I am so happy. The performance was outstanding. Having 21 shots, so many situations where we played outstandingly well and defended passionately and well organised."

Salah's constant flow of brilliance will add to the speculation over his Liverpool future and former Reds striker Michael Owen told BT Sport that the forward will remain at Anfield.

"Salah is breaking records every time he plays at the moment," stated 2001 Ballon d'Or winner Owen. "The finish was made to look easy, it was not easy. He makes things look so simple at the minute. Every time he's in front of goal you can't see him missing. That's confidence. He doesn't feel like missing.

"Where will Mo Salah go? This is the most important contract of his career. Of course it will take time but I can't see him going to any other club."

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