Klopp raves about Salah’s perfect Liverpool FC performances
The Liverpool FC manager was pleased with Mo Salah's defensive performances
Jurgen Klopp has praised Mo Salah for his “perfect” defensive performances in Liverpool FC’s victories over Tottenham and PSG.
The Reds star has been criticised in recent weeks for his perceived selfishness on the ball despite Liverpool FC’s 100 per cent start to the season.
Salah has appeared to lack some sharpness following his disappointing World Cup campaign with Egypt in Russia during the summer.
The reigning PFA player of the year scored in Liverpool FC’s home victories over West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion.
However, Salah has failed to find the net in his last three games in all competitions and has struck a frustrated figure.
The African forward was criticised for being wasteful in possession during Liverpool FC’s 3-2 win over PSG in the Champions League.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference about Salah ahead of Liverpool FC’s clash against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday, Klopp said:
“On the defensive side the last two games were outstanding, perfect from him.
“It’s so important in these games especially, so that says everything about him, that he is really ready to work for the team in these moments and it’s a completely normal situation for an offensive player that you have times when you don’t score. But he is still a threat.
“He had fantastic offensive situations in both of the last games. He is in a good shape, actually, and then finishing is never something you can take for granted.
“I never do that and the players should never do that, only the supporters are allowed to do that! Really, he’s in good shape and the most important thing is that physically he is in a very good shape and that helps.”
Salah scored 43 times in all competitions in the 2017-18 season following his £39m move to Liverpool FC from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window.
The Reds finished in the top four and lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term thanks in part to Salah’s goals.