Jurgen Klopp has said that he was never worried about Mohamed Salah’s form.
The Egyptian forward netted his first hat-trick of the season against Bournemouth as Liverpool go to the top of the table.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he never doubted Mohamed Salah’s form after the Egyptian forward netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 0-4 away win against Bournemouth. The highest goalscorer from the last season did not start the season in the best of ways but seems to have found his form now with five goals in his last five matches including one assist as well.
The Liverpool gaffer said to the UK newspapers, “Look, your business [the media] is a difficult one as well – you have to judge always the moment,” he added, “I’m interested in the moment but I never judge it because the moment is just a little part of all what we do. So I was not for one second worried.”
Salah has now notched up 12 goals in 22 matches in all competitions this season so far but one would reckon he is yet to find the sublime form from the last term, where he scored a staggering 44 goals in 52 matches for the Reds. Klopp, however, said that the forward had to learn how to deal with the expectations after having a brilliant 2017/18 season.
The German mastermind said, “We have to develop always, and to confirm and to improve again on a 41-goal [sic] 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.”