Liverpool Coach Klopp Has No Worries Over Salah's Goal-Scoring Rate

Liverpool Coach Klopp Has No Worries Over Salah's Goal-Scoring Rate
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Published October 5th, 2018 - 21:35 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Mohamed Salah has made a slow start to the season, netting only three goals in the first 10 games in all competitions
Mohamed Salah has made a slow start to the season, netting only three goals in the first 10 games in all competitions

There is no reason to worry about Mohamed Salah's goal-scoring rate, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said, as question marks hang over the prolific Egyptian's ability to replicate his last season heroics.

Forward Salah made headlines with a dazzling debut season with Liverpool last term, racking up 44 goals in all competitions, including a record 32 in a 38-game Premier League campaign.

However, he made a slower start to this season, netting only three goals in the first 10 games in all competitions.

Klopp leapt to the 26-year-old's defence, saying that goals will start to flow soon for the Egypt marksman.

"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," Klopp told a news conference ahead of Liverpool's game against reigning champions Manchester City on Sunday.

"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 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.

"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," the German coach added.

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