‘At the end of the season we will see how it is, not at the start’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has no concerns over Mohamed Salah’s early form
- Jurgen Klopp insists there is nothing to worry about with Mohamed Salah’s form
- The Egyptian star has had a disappointing start to the new season in front of goal
- He has scored just two goals in six games so far, despite starring last campaign
- Liverpool will try to maintain their perfect start against Southampton at Anfield
Max Winters For Mailonline
Jurgen Klopp insists there is nothing to worry about with regards to Mohamed Salah’s form so far this season and that expectations are high because of his sensational debut campaign at Anfield.
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 games after arriving from Roma in the summer of 2017 as Liverpool went on to reach the Champions League final in an exceptional first 12 months on Merseyside.
He has struggled to produce similar displays this time out though, scoring just twice in six games. The Egyptian also gave the ball away in a dangerous position that led toParis Saint-Germain equalising at Anfield on Tuesday night.
Jurgen Klopp insists there is nothing to worry about over Mohamed Salah’s disappointing start
Salah scored 44 goals in 52 games last season but has struggled to produce similar form
As Klopp’s side try to make it six wins from six against Southampton on Saturday, he insisted there is nothing to be concerned about and that Salah’s willingness to help the team is evident for all to see.
‘On the defensive side he (Salah) was outstanding in the last two games,’ Klopp said on Friday.
‘That says everything about him that he’s always ready to work for the team. There are always times an offensive player doesn’t score but he’s in good shape.
‘Finishing is something you can never take for granted, players shouldn’t do that. Only the supporters can do that.’
Salah scored against West Ham and Brighton but has drawn a blank in the games since then
The German also admitted that Salah’s staggering figures in the last 12 months have put more pressure on his shoulders.
Klopp added: ‘Everybody expects things because of last season. We want him to score as often as possible. It’s really no problem, we constantly have to deal with new situations.
‘With Mo everything is fine, really. He lost the ball before we conceded the second against PSG, it was not the reason I took him off. I’m fine with him, I think he’s fine with me. At the end of the season we will see how it is, not at the start.’