Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat

Lynette Rowe
September 21, 2018

"Wow, that's a crisis", said Klopp sarcastically.

"We don't expect that". We want him to score as often as possible.

Klopp further added that Sturridge's electrifying showing against the Ligue 1 outfit strengthened his case for regular inclusion in what is likely to be a long, gruelling season as the Reds pursue both domestic and European glory.

Klopp was asked whether the perception that Salah was not doing well was because many people expected him to repeat last season's heroics. "No-one remembers that, it is really no problem".

"It's always like this, but with Mo everything is fine, really".

Firmino injured his eye in the Merseyside outfit's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, but still managed to score the victor after coming off the bench in their midweek triumph over Paris Saint-Germain.

Sources have told ESPN FC that the Liverpool manager reviewed the footage postmatch and believed there was no issue to address. We didn't learn a lot which we didn't know before, but it's nice to see that we can do it. The start was good for the team and also him as well.

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The 26-year-old has set unbelievably high standards for himself after last season's brilliant first year at Anfield and many feel that he's nowhere near those heights at the beginning of this campaign. "It is so important, in these games especially". "It is completely normal there are times when an offensive player does not score".

"I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you've got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it's a striker's dream".

Southampton will be without Danny Ings as he's not allowed to play against his parent club while Manolo Gabbiadini will face a late fitness test on a hamstring injury. He is in a good shape.

Firmino was benched against PSG after training with a protective eye mask throughout the week.

"Yes, he's [Firmino] ready". "Did I speak a lot about lineups here in the past?" I think he is fine with me and the situation, so that's all.

The winger comprehensively finished as the Premier League's top goalscorer last term but has struggled to carry this form forward, netting only twice so far this season.

"Ox is a different situation but it's so nice to have Ox around", Klopp said on Friday.

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