Liverpool manager leaps into the defence of Mohamed Salah

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has leapt into the defence of Mohamed Salah amid his six-match scoring drought for the club. The Egypt international has been the Reds’ standout performer since joining them in 2017 but he has experienced a rare scoring drought in the past month where he has been both unlucky and poor with his finishing.

Speaking in a press conference, Klopp said that Salah has been getting into good positions but he has not been lucky in terms of the scoring. He added that the attacker’s drought could be considered as a good sign, given the likes of Sadio Mane have turned up to make the difference, he quipped: “It is good that we split the goals a little bit, absolutely it’s good. We have 73 points and each goal we scored brought us there, and from time to time it’s clicking for the one [player] more. To explain the situation of Mo a little bit because I think he is in outstanding shape, but the situation he had in the last second [against Bayern] when Sule came – that’s a goal if Sule would switch off. Mo did everything right and nobody can know if Sule is there to put his foot in.”

Despite Salah’s struggles upfront, he has been contributed in the lead up to the team’s strikes and on Wednesday night, he provided the assist for Sadio Mane for the final goal in a 3-1 Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich. The victory enabled the Reds progress to the quarter final stage in stunning fashion and they are now scheduled to face Porto across two legs next month.

Elsewhere, the Merseyside outfit have an away league game at Fulham on Sunday and they can potentially leapfrog Manchester City at the top with a win. The Citizens have been gaining advantage in recent gameweeks by playing first, but that won’t be the case this weekend with the Mancunian giants on FA Cup duty against Swansea City on the road.