Monday, 10 December, 2018

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'fine' despite lack of goals - Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah has had an underwhelming start to the new season for Liverpool Mohamed Salah has had an underwhelming start to the new season for Liverpool
Cary Erickson | 22 September, 2018, 10:42

The Egyptian hasn't quite looked up to the incredibly high standards he set for himself last season, with the last three games passing without a Salah goal. Three. And two in six this season? "But that's completely normal that everybody expects that", he told reporters on Friday.

With two games each week, Klopp is planning changes. Wow, that's a crisis! "Nobody remembers that. It is really not a problem". But with Mo, everything is fine.

He made an instant impact with a spectacular overhead kick against Manchester United in MI but despite impressing in training, Shaqiri has been limited to just 27 minutes of Premier League action in four matches, plus a five-minute cameo in the Champions League.

The Switzerland global was the surprise package in Liverpool's summer transfer dealings with the club capitalising on a £12.5million release clause to take him from relegated Stoke. I am fine with him, I think he is fine with me and the situation, so that's all.

"We've seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn't deal with it".

"He needed time past year, like we all needed time".

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There was speculation over Salah's reaction to Roberto Firmino's last-minute victor against PSG in midweek, with the Egyptian throwing his water bottle in the aftermath.

Klopp continued to insist that, despite his drop in productivity in front of goal, Salah's defensive contribution proves his attitude remains the same.

"On the defensive side the last two games were outstanding, ideal from him", said Klopp, according to the official Liverpool website. He's ready to work for the team in these moments.

"It's normal for an offensive player to have times when you don't score but he's still a threat". He is in a good shape, actually.

The chorus of You'll Never Walk Alone under the lights is enough to pick up even the least motivated of players and the enthusiasm goes hand in hand with Jurgen Klopp's gegenpressing style.

Joe Allen has revealed his struggles in his final days as a Liverpool player and how blunt Jürgen Klopp was with him with regards to whether or not he was allowed to leave the club.