Jurgen Klopp sends clear message to Liverpool FC fans about Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp discusses Mohamed Salah's strong start to life as a Liverpool FC player
Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he has not been surprised by Mohamed Salah’s fast start to life as a Liverpool player.
The Egypt international signed for the Reds from Roma in the summer transfer window and has immediately earned a regular spot in the first team at Anfield.
Salah has earned plenty of praise for his attacking displays for Liverpool since his move to Anfield and he looks set to be a driving force behind the Reds’ forward play this season.
Klopp has been delighted by how quickly Salah has adapted to life on Merseyside but he insists that he has not been surprised by how well he has gotten into the swing of things at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Klopp told a news conference at Melwood before Saturday’s game against Leicester: “You should never take things like this for granted but I’m not surprised by how quickly he [Salah] has adapted.
“He had a whole pre-season, so it is not as if he has had to settle in in a minute, which is what people are now expecting of Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain].
“He has been working with us for many weeks, so it’s no problem for him.
“What was it, £38m? I can never say a fee like this was cheap. But he’s a very good player, one we were convinced about. That’s why we did it.
“You could see in the first game at Watford, it was quite difficult. It was really physical and maybe a few people had doubts and thought it would be difficult for him.
“But he played better than anyone could have imagined. He was at Chelsea, but he was a kid there. Now he’s much more mature and everything is better.”
Salah will be hoping to feature for Liverpool when the Reds return to Champions League action on Tuesday night with a clash against Spartak Moscow.
Liverpool kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-2 draw against Spanish side Sevilla at Anfield earlier this month.
Klopp steered the Reds back into Europe’s elite club competition for this season thanks to their fourth-placed finish last term in the Premier League.