Mo Salah unhappy with form after blank against Chelsea, says Klopp
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp spoke about star man Mohamed Salah’s state of mind after the Reds’ last-gasp 1-1 draw against Chelsea last weekend.
Mohamed Salah has not exactly found the form that won him his countless number of accolades last season during the current campain but nonetheless stands at a record of three goals and two assists in seven Premier League games this season.
Klopp opted to rest him for the Carabao Cup clash against his former club Chelsea and brought him on with around three minutes remaining on the clock having gone 2-1 down but it was too late to salvage anything.
Liverpool were set to face Chelsea again a few days later in the league, with Klopp starting Salah this time out. However, the German subbed the 26-year-old off at around the hour mark having been 1-0 down, despite many claiming Salah was Liverpool’s bright spark all match. He later questioned Salah’s decision making, claiming he should’ve went for a shot when he didn’t in the first half of the game.
When asked if Salah was happy with his current form, Klopp said: “Of course not. How could he be? It’s a normal situation. But now that’s what you have a manager for. We will talk about it.
Salah has had an ongoing rift with the Egyptian FA which many see as a reason for his dip in form this season.
“It’s easy for me because I don’t read what you write, maybe the boys do a bit more but that doesn’t make too much sense at the moment because you will all dissect (the issue) – a big nice cut and you will find pretty much nothing,” Klopp said in frustration.
“That’s how it is, no problem whatsoever. It’s all fine. As long as he is working like he works and gets into the situations that he gets in, I’m completely fine and everything will be okay,” he concluded.
Liverpool head to Naples next as they prepare to face Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli in the second round of the UEFA Champions League, having won their first group stage match against PSG a fortnight ago.
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