Jurgen Klopp has said that he was not worried for a single second about the form of Mohamed Salah after he seemingly returned to form with a bang at the weekend.
There have been a few question marks over the Egyptian this year, who has failed to repeat his sensational goalscoring exploits of last season after he scored 32 goals in the Premier League.
This time round, and with 15 games having already played, Salah was still stuck on seven goals for the season, but a sensational hat-trick against Bournemouth on Saturday saw him draw level with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 10 at the top of the goalscoring charts.
However, Jurgen Klopp has said he was never worried about his forward, suggesting he was never going to get near to repeating last season’s achievement.
“I was not one second worried,” Klopp told the media ahead of his sides crunch Champions League clash against Napoli tonight at Anfield.
“I don’t know exactly what people wrote, I have no clue about that.
“But we have to develop always, and to confirm and to improve again on a 41-goal 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.”
Liverpool host Napoli in a must-win Champions League game at Anfield this week before entertaining bitter rivals Manchester United at the weekend.