‘Just a question of time... Mo needs a bit of luck’: Liverpool boss Klopp on Salah's scoring dry spell

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 18 Apr 2022

Ahead of the game against Manchester United in the English Premier League tomorrow, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Monday that he is very confident that his Egyptian star winger Mohamed Salah will return to his scoring ways, but he only needs "a bit of luck."

Liverpool s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah reacts prior to the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in north west London on April 16, 2022. AFP


"It's completely normal what Mo is going through – he played a really good football game against City,” Klopp told a press conference on Monday.

“It is just a question of time when he will score again. He needs a bit of luck as well – the moment will definitely come,” Klopp said.

Despite leading the English Premier League scorers list with 20 goals so far this season, the Egyptian winger has not scored in any game for more than a month, last finding the net on 12 March during the 2-0 win over Brighton on the 29th match day of the EPL.

The 29-year-old Salah introduced a superb performance during two back-to-back games against rivals Man City – in the Premier League and FA Cup – providing an assist in the 2-2 draw in the league and a convincing performance in the 3-2 win in the cup.

"I was really happy with his performance the other day,” the Liverpool boss said.

"We have had plenty of talks over the time we have had together, but there is no need for a talk at this specific moment. Just the normal stuff about what he has to do in the game and all of these sorts of things," the 54-year-old Klopp said.

Salah netted 153 goals in 244 games and provided 58 assists since he joined Liverpool from AS Roma in the summer of 2017.

He has already claimed eight trophies with the Reds, including the UEFA Champions League title in the 2018/19 season as well as the 2020 English Premier League title, which had eluded the team since 1981.

Moreover, Salah has become the second fastest Liverpool player to break the 150-goal mark, just behind Roger Hunt, who achieved that feat in 226 games.

Liverpool are facing a tough race in the English Premier League with title holders Manchester City, as the Reds are second with 73rd points, only one point behind leaders City.

Liverpool will face Manchester United on Tuesday in the postponed game from the 30th match day of the league.

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