Klopp laughs off Salah's lack of goals

Arnold Nichols
September 22, 2018

He has been directly involved in four goals in just six games this season, but wasn't at the races in the win over Paris Saint-Germain in the mid-week Champions League match.

After a shoulder injury in May's Champions League final, Salah had a disappointing World Cup and on his return to English football does not yet look like the player who terrorised defences, scoring nearly at will. The start was good for us as a team and for him as well.

Liverpool have begun the season brilliantly, winning their first five games and looking like Manchester City's closest challengers this season.

"The defensive side the last two games were outstanding, perfect", he said. "I asked Jurgen Klopp the same question and he said no, I knew he was good but I didn't realise he was this good".

"We don't expect that but we want him to score as often as possible". "It is completely normal everyone expects that". He is still a threat, made fantastic situations in both our last games. "Nobody remembers that. It is really not a problem".

Klopp confirmed the Brazilian, who wore protective goggles during Thursday's training session, is fully fit but would harbour no concerns over pairing him alongside Sturridge.

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.

"It's not only that we fight a lot and I love that but we played football as well, and that looked really confident".

"Last year three in six, this year two in six".

Lambert added that Salah's willingness to get on the ball had contributed to some of the criticism he received, specifically after giving away possession against PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday, before the French club launched an attack and scored.

Speaking ahead of his sides visit to Anfield on Saturday, as reported by the Express, Hughes had this to say on Liverpool's chances of claiming the title this season.

"In football it can sound like a massive age, 32, but he's still young".

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