Liverpool’s Klopp bets on Salah to return to top form – Reuters Sports News

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has said he hopes striker Mohamed Salah will soon return to his best goalscoring form after a slow start to his Premier League campaign.

Salah, who scored 23 league goals for Liverpool last season to share the Premier League golden boot with Son Heung-min, failed to reach the heights he reached in the previous campaign , having scored just two league goals.

Klopp said the Egyptian’s poor form was not down to a lack of desire, adding it was unfair to compare him to Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who scored his 15th league goal of the season on Saturday .

“I think with Mo (Salah) it’s like with us, hopefully we’re about to explode (with goals),” Klopp told reporters ahead of Liverpool’s league trip to Arsenal. “Is this his season so far? No, like all of us.

“Nobody in the world can deal with the (Erling) Haaland situation right now, it’s crazy what he’s doing. He’s an exceptional player in an exceptional team and I don’t think we should compare in this moment anyone with this.

“(Salah) wants to score goals, definitely. Desperately, 100%. This will never change. If you call him in 20 years, it will be the same.

Liverpool are 10th in the Premier League with 10 points after seven games. They play away to league leaders Arsenal on Sunday.