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

Ross Houston
September 21, 2018

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the club "do not expect" Mohamed Salah to replicate his goalscoring form of last season - and joked his striker is facing "a crisis".

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.

'On the defensive side he (Salah) was outstanding in the last two games, ' Klopp said on Friday. He is in a good shape, actually, and then finishing is never something you can take for granted.

"That's good and how I said there are a lot of games to come and these two boys can play together as well - they did in the past, by the way, and they can do it again".

"We don't expect that, but we want him to score as often as possible".

"No one remembers that, it is really no problem".

'With Mo everything is fine, really. The start was good for the team and also him as well.

August 25 marks the last time Salah found the net, when he scored against Brighton & Hove Albion and the Egyptian also had performance to forget against Paris Saint-Germain, nearly costing Liverpool the points.

Firmino was benched against PSG after training with a protective eye mask throughout the week.

The injury-plagued England global, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom, returned to the starting line-up in midweek and rewarded his manager's faith with the opening goal in a dramatic 3-2 win over PSG. "Did I speak a lot about lineups here in the past?"

"Dejan is close. He looks really fit".

"Ox is a different situation but it's so nice to have Ox around", added Klopp. We constantly have to deal with the news situations - people are very positive about this player or this player or this player and I have to decide 'do I talk to him about that or not?

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