MX23RW : Sunday, February 24 06:11:01
May 6, 2018 at 4.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,314
Chelsea
1-0
Liverpool
Giroud (32')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jurgen Klopp backs Mohamed Salah to rediscover goalscoring form

Klopp backs Salah to rediscover form
© Offside
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backs Mohamed Salah to rediscover his goalscoring form following a third consecutive blank from the Premier League's top scorer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has backed Mohamed Salah to rediscover his goalscoring form.

The Egyptian winger has enjoyed a scintillating first season at Anfield, scoring 43 goals across all competitions including a record-equalling 31 in the Premier League.

However, Salah has failed to find the back of the net in his last three outings across all competitions amid concerns that fatigue could be catching up with him, but Klopp played down the dip in form following another blank - and a yellow card for diving - in this afternoon's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

"[The break] will help all of us. But [Salah] has played now twice against former teammates. It was the same against Roma. Before the game they are very friendly, with hugs here and hugs there, but during the game... It was the same with [Antonio] Rudiger today," Klopp told reporters at his post-match press conference.

"I think it was a dive, or he waited for the contact, I'm not sure. Obviously that's not what I want to see and it's not what he wants to do, but in that situation he didn't get any foul at all, and that's not right as well.

"He can do much better, and he will score again, but today was not a game for [him]. There was no space - and he can play with no space - but not today."

Salah now has just one game remaining to set a new mark for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season, with Liverpool closing their domestic campaign against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.


Click here for more stories about Jurgen Klopp

Click here for more stories about Liverpool

Share this article now:
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Read Next:
Klopp: 'Liverpool up for top-four fight'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
EFL Cup
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Eredivisie
League One
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Eerste Divisie
Argentine Primera Division
Ukrainian Premier League
Australian A-League
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs27200755272860
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Chelsea27156645291651
6Arsenal26155653371650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2711793534140
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Bournemouth27104133848-1034
11Everton2796123639-333
12Leicester CityLeicester2795133237-532
13Crystal Palace2786133035-530
14Burnley2786133148-1730
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132434-1028
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2777132839-1128
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2725201450-3611

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account