Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the performance of Liverpool’s striker Mohamed Salah has gone on a downward slide since one of the club’s established strikers, Sadio Mane, left.
Klopp however insisted that the Egyptian is not finished as a top-class forward and there is still the light at the end of the dark tunnel his front line is going through.
When asked if the lack of continuity within his forward line is harming the Egyptian, the Liverpool coach said;
“Oh yeah, of course. Suffering? Of course. Usually, you have a real basis you build on and that is what we don’t have. That is not so difficult to explain.
“Our forward line was a well-drilled machine – ‘the front three’ [Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino]. Everyone was clear what we were doing. Everyone suffers [when it is not like that], that is clear.”
Salah has just seven Premier League goals from his 19 starts in the competition this season, his worst ratio since he joined the club back in 2017.