Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat

Defensive frailty was a major criticism of Liverpool last season, but the acquisition of Virgin van Dijk has helped steady the ship.

Five wins out of five has seen Liverpool launch into second place in the Premier League, while Southampton have only notched up one league win all season, but two draws and two defeats has left Mark Hughes' side on five points and they are now sitting in 13th spot.

"We don't feel that [momentum] to be honest because we play, analyse, prepare; play, analyse, prepare and that is it". "Maybe it's because all the jobs are so hard".

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

"We didn't win anything so far - not in the past and not this season - so let's use the momentum and create a new momentum".

"We've seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn't deal with it". That is the plan, and to do it with good football players.

"On the defensive side the last two games were outstanding, ideal from him", said Klopp, according to the official Liverpool website.

"The fact they have still won their first six games of the season will strike fear into their rivals", Keown told the Daily Mail.

"The problem that other teams have is that, already when you play against them, you're on the back foot straight away, because of how quick they are and how direct they are when they're getting in behind with balls in-between the lines".

"Wow, that's a crisis", said the Reds boss sarcastically.

"Everyone loves Shaq, that's how it is, without playing plenty of minutes and that is more my mistake than his". He has done everything to play. "I made different decisions but his time will come, that's for sure".

Critics have begun to question the contribution of Salah this season but Klopp insists he has worked harder than at any time in his Liverpool career.

Manager Jurgen Klopp now has the luxury of a stronger squad at his disposal and he can afford to rotate, but Salah remains the most valuable player at the Merseyside club.

The 26-year-old still boasts a record of two goals and two assists in six appearances, averaging one every 128.3, but there have been suggestions he is off the boil. Yes, there were a few chances where he could have scored.

"What was it previous year?"

"It's much too early to talk to him constantly about what and when and stuff like that".

"So long as he is working as he is, everything will be fine".

"He is not for the squad for the weekend, of course, but we will see how soon we can try to involve him again".



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