Jürgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah’s main target is to help the team
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has talked about Mohamed Salah’s objectives with the Reds for the remaining games to play in the current season.
Salah is now one of the favourites to win the Golden Boot with only four games to play as he’s the league’s top scorer with 30 goals, that is four more than Tottenham’s prolific goalscorer Harry Kane.
“There are always personal targets, but the main target for Mo is to finish in the Champions League spots and, in an ideal world, to go to the final – and if you are then there, to win the final,” Klopp said in a press conference.
“We don’t have to think too much about that; it’s not that we start now bringing him into situations where he can score. We have to play normal football and in the end, if Mo is at his best, he will be a goal threat at least. If he is in the right positions, he will score or not. That’s how it always was.
“Because of the question, you see it has changed already, from outside the view is it is decisive for this or that, but in the end we came here in the position [we are in] because of the football we played, [just] as Mo came here because of the football he played.
“We don’t have to change anything, we only have to carry on. For him and for us, it’s exactly the same,” he added.
The former Borussia Dortmund head-coach has also reassured Liverpool fans that Salah has no physical problems ahead of their league clash with West Bromwich Albion, saying: “[Mo has] no physical problems in the moment and hopefully it stays like this, that’s what we need.
“We need the boys for all the games. I know that the next question will be around line-up and selection for West Brom because Roma is coming afterwards, but we never did it like that.
“We have to line-up with a really, really strong line-up. We respect always the intensity of the season so far and all that stuff, but in the end we respect West Brom, we respect the competition of the Premier League, we know that we need points to be in the top four.”
Liverpool travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday as they face Ahmed Hegazi’s bottom-of-the-league West Bromwich Albion before hosting Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.
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