Jurgen Klopp ‘completely relaxed’ about Mohamed Salah’s form
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp insists he is not worried about Mohamed Salah’s recent form ahead of the Reds’ clash with Manchester City on Sunday.
The Egyptian international is yet to recapture his last season’s form as he managed to score only three goals while assisting two in ten games across all competitions.
Salah has also managed to score only once in the club’s last seven games, but Klopp is “completely relaxed” about the Egyptian’s form.
“Obviously, expectations changed, that’s normal. He set completely new standards last year [for goalscoring], but for all the rest [of his game] it’s what he did last year.
“Nobody expected 10 goals after five, six or seven games, so it was a nice surprise. Each striker could write a book about these moments when you score without knowing how exactly it works, how you did it, with each ball in a perfect way and stuff like that.
“It’s so rare when it happens like that; 98 per cent of a striker’s career is the hardest work and only two per cent is the kind of easy going stuff.
“It’s all good. The only thing that has massively changed is the kind of questions you ask. Last year, I don’t think he was a big story from the beginning to talk about.
“Then it started to become a slightly positive story, ‘wow, not bad’ and then ‘oh, even better’ and stuff like that. It all was a surprise.
“That’s the world out there and that’s how it is in my job. If I win games, I know everything about football. If I lose three in a row, people think I have no clue about football. Both are not true – the truth is always somewhere in between.
“I am completely relaxed. I didn’t say Mo should relax because he has to work hard, but that’s what he is doing. It is a completely normal situation, nothing to worry about and I am relaxed about it.”
Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield in a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday, October 5.
Mohamed Salah will hope to find his shooting boots against the club who he has scored three goals in the last four games against.
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