Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
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Jurgen Klopp laughs off freakish "crisis" claims over Mohamed Salah’s goal record

Jurgen Klopp laughs off freakish

It's certainly true that Salah has worked hard defensively, and that he wasn't quite as sharp in front of goal at the start of last season as he was by the end - although he did manage three goals in first six games.

The Reds finished in the top four and lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term thanks in part to Salah's goals.

"It's much too early to be thinking about something like that and you have to make a big thing of it", said Klopp of the claim Salah is trying too hard to score. "It is really no problem".

The injury-plagued England worldwide, 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.

Manager Jurgen Klopp now has the luxury of a stronger squad at his disposal and he can afford to rotate, but Salah remains the most valuable player at the Merseyside club.

But if Klopp isn't anxious, the fans needn't be either; Salah is clearly an elite player and he's nearly certainly yet to play a pivotal role in the Reds' season.

"We really want to be the ugliest team to play against", the German boss told a press conference ahead of Liverpool's clash with Southampton on Saturday.

The best news I have had in the last two weeks is how we have changed or reinvented again our defensive skills.

"It's a pretty normal situation for an offensive player that they don't score [sometimes]". But he is still a threat, had fantastic situations in both games and he is in good shape.

The African forward was criticised for being wasteful in possession during Liverpool FC's 3-2 win over PSG in the Champions League.

The veteran put in a stellar showing against Les Parisiens and his tremendous work rate was put to good use as the Reds shut down Neymar each time the world's most expensive player got a whiff of the ball.

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