Jurgen Klopp never doubted Mohamed Salah despite slow start

Jurgen Klopp never doubted Mohamed Salah despite slow start

Jurgen Klopp never doubted Mohamed Salah despite slow start

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp was never anxious about Mohamed Salah being able to follow up his stellar first season at Anfield but conceded both the player and club must learn to cope with a raised level of expectations.

Liverpool are in some form, sitting top of the Premier League after claiming three successive wins since their defeat away to Paris Saint-Germain.

"I was not for one second anxious", said Klopp, quoted by Sky Sports News.

"If you score in the first five games 10 goals everyone will say "yeah it's going to happen again". "I am obviously not surprised that things like this still happen but I like the fact that we put the finger on it and say: 'You can not say what you want, it is not possible'".

"And we all have to learn to deal with it, and him of course as well". He has never had a season like that.

"So even his first goal (at Bournemouth), I would say is an exceptional finish".

The Egyptian noticeably didn't celebrate any of the goals, which raised concerns regarding the player's happiness, and of that, Klopp said: "I didn't really see it to be honest".

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Liverpool must beat Napoli 1-0 or by a margin of two goals at Anfield on Tuesday to guarantee reaching the Champions League's last 16, with Klopp calling on his players to prove their true class and for vocal backing from the fans.

"So, we need to be really good in both parts of the game, defending-wise and offensive".

"We know how hard it will be, Napoli are in the better position but they deserve it".

"We know how big the atmosphere can be and hopefully we see that".

"So now we have the chance with a specific result still to go through when this Champions League campaign so far was not really ours". "I didn't hear, I'm not sure if it was possible to hear what they shouted, but I already thought his reaction was just brilliant".

But all hope is not yet lost as the Reds can still qualify for the next phase of the tournament as long as they get the necessary result against Napoli at home in their final group stage match on December 12, 2018. We need to be happy about the chance we have. "The league is not important at the moment because tomorrow we play Napoli".

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