Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists there is no crisis surrounding Mohamed Salah's form and does not expect the Egypt global to repeat his record-breaking goal-scoring feats from last season.

The former Republic of Ireland worldwide established a reputation as one of the Premier League's most prolific strikers during his time with Tottenham, but had limited success after moving to Liverpool for £19m in 2008. Nobody remembers that, so it's really no problem.

After 31 Premier League goals last season, the Egyptian has got off to a relatively slow start, scoring in the opening two games, but failing to register since.

"It is a completely normal situation for an offensive player that they have times when they don't score". The start was good for us as a team and for him as well.

While Salah struck a brace on worldwide duty for Egypt, he has not found the net in his last three club appearances in all competitions. I think he is fine with me and the situation, so that's all.

At a press conference, Klopp told reporters: "It's not just this season, previous year he had most assists in Champions League".

Firmino injured his eye in the Merseyside outfit's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, but still managed to score the victor after coming off the bench in their midweek triumph over Paris Saint-Germain.

It's disappointing that the forward won't be able to make a return to Anfield just yet, but given that he has scored three goals already this season, it might be a good thing that the Reds don't come face to face with an in-form Ings.

That was the message from Jurgen Klopp, as he took aim at the critics who are beginning to question the contribution of the Liverpool star this season.

"Dejan is close", said Klopp.

"People are very positive about this player, or this player, or this player". We are really waiting for him without making pressure on him and we know that it will take a long time.

  • Stacy Allen