Jurgen Klopp explains Mohamed Salah’s goal drought for Liverpool FC
The Liverpool FC boss attempts to explain Mohamed Salah's goal drought
Jurgen Klopp has put Mohamed Salah’s recent goal drought down to the Liverpool FC forward facing some familiar opponents.
The Egypt international has failed to score in his last three outings in all competitions since winning the PFA player of the year award,
Salah has scored an incredible 31 times in 35 games in the Premier League this season since his £39m move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma last summer.
The 25-year-old scored two goals and made two assists in a 5-2 win over Serie A giants AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League final last month but the Reds star hasn’t got on the score sheet since that European tie.
Salah was unable to score in a goalless draw with Stoke City before he fired a blank against his former team AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League last-four tie at the Stadio Olimpico last week.
The African forward was unable to find a way past his ex-team-mate Antonio Rudiger at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea FC eased to a 1-0 win over Liverpool FC in the top-four race.
Speaking at his post-match media conference at Stamford Bridge, Klopp offered an excuse for Salah’s disappointing form.
“It happens to all of us. Now he played twice against former teammates,” Klopp said.
“Against Rome, before the game they were very friendly – ‘Hello Mo, how are you?’ hug here, hug there – and in the game [physical].
“Yes, it was a dive, or he waited for the contact, that’s not what I want to see or what he wants to do but obviously it happened. But because of that situation he doesn’t get any foul anymore, that’s not right as well.
“You have to deal with that, he can do much better, he will score again no doubt about that, but today there was not space for nothing. He can play with no space, actually, but not today. That’s it. All good.”