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Liverpool Manager Defends African Superstar's Form

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has leaped to the defence of African superstar Mohamed Salah, who has endured a slow start to the season.

Read: Liverpool Coach: We Targeted World-Class Neymar

The Egyptian forward ended the 2017-2018 Premier League season with the Golden Boot with 31 goals.

Salah has only netted two Premier League goals this season, but Klopp insists there is no need for concern about the forward's form.

"Everybody expects that [matching last season], that's clear. But we don't. We want him to score as often as possible and that's how it is. But it's completely normal that everyone expects this," Klopp was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo,

"Last year what did he score, three in his first six games? And now he's had two in his first six? Wow, that's a crisis. Nobody remembers that, so it's really no problem. We constantly have to deal with new situations.

"People are very positive about this player, or this player, or this player. And I have to decide whether I talk about that or not, do I leave them alone in that situation or do I talk to them, all that stuff. It's always like this. But with Mo, everything is fine. Really.

"Yes, he lost the ball before we conceded the second goal [against PSG] but it was a very intense game and things like this can happen. You don't always concede a goal after that but this time we did. It was not the reason for taking him off, of course not, I am fine with him and I think he is fine with me. It's a different situation and that's all.

"At the end of the season we will see how it was, not at the beginning. The start was good for us as a team and for him as well. Was it already like he finished last season, in the Premier League season especially? No. He needed time last year, like we all needed time, and it will take time this year, that's all."

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