A West Ham defender Issa Diop has said that while free-scoring Liverpool forward, Mo Salah is difficult to defend against, he’s not impossible to stop.
The Hammers will face the league leaders on Monday night and if Manchester City win their game against Arsenal, they will be two points behind Liverpool, therefore, that will play in the mind of leaders.
Speaking to the club’s website, Diop said: “Liverpool are the biggest test in English football, along with Manchester City, as they have a very good team and one of the best strikers in the world in Mo Salah,”
“So, we know that facing Liverpool on Monday will be a tough game, but we are playing at home, so we can win this game with the fans behind us.
“As a player, I am excited by games like this, but I am also excited when we play against Southampton or Wolves. I am excited by every game!”
Liverpool are in fine form, winning games left, right and center, although they did suffer a slip last time out against Leicester, only managing a draw in that game.
Diop said that the Reds are stoppable and that he would face the game like any other one he’s played so far.
“I don’t think they [Liverpool] are unstoppable. I’ll just play the game like any other one. We know Salah is a big player but, for me, I will prepare the same and play the game the same way.
“Before every game, I watch clips of all the strikers I am going to face so we know what they like and don’t like, but a big player like him can do anything, so he is difficult to stop, but it is not impossible!”