Jurgen Klopp says he never doubted Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp says he never doubted Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp says he never doubted Mohamed Salah

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he never lost faith in Mohamed Salah, despite the Egyptian having a slow start to the new Premier League season.

Salah bagged a hat-trick during the Reds’ emphatic 4-0 victory over Bournemouth at the weekend, taking his tally of Premier League goals to 10 for the campaign in the process of doing so.

The 26-year-old now has five goals in his last four league starts for Liverpool and Klopp says he always knew he would return to his best sooner rather than later.

“I was not one second worried. I don’t know exactly what people wrote, I have no clue about that.

“But we have to develop always, and to confirm and to improve again on a 41-goal season. Everybody would struggle a little, because how can you improve on that?

“If you score in the first five games 10 goals everyone will say ‘yeah it’s going to happen again’, and then if you ended up with 39 people would say ‘yeah but it’s not 41’.

“And we all have to learn to deal with it, and him of course as well. That’s how it is.

“He’s never had a season like that before, and he wants to have the season again. But you have to make it step by step, so that’s what we do.”