Klopp speaks out on Salah’s form, Liverpool’s approach to catching Man City

Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed concerns about Mohamed Salah’s recent form ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Burnley at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds’ 20-goal top scorer missed two gilt-edged chances in last weekend’s derby stalemate with Everton.

Salah has gone four appearances without finding the net – equalling the worst run of his Liverpool career – but his manager is confident the goals will soon flow once again.

“We very often have talks,” Klopp said.

Jurgen Klopp (left) and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

“If you are a striker or offensive player and you have chances you want to score. As a manager I am more than used to the fact that players don’t score all the time.

“Mo has an unbelievable record. His goals brought us where we are. Not only him, but it was a big part of it

“We didn’t really speak about it because it’s completely normal. In a very difficult game against Everton we had four or five proper chances.

“We had less than that in games where we won against Everton, to be honest. That’s the situation, nothing else.”

If Manchester City beat Watford on Saturday then Liverpool will find themselves four points behind the leaders when they face Burnley on Sunday.

However, Klopp has urged players and supporters alike to just focus on taking care of business against the Clarets.

“We don’t have to change because we have never thought about what the other teams are doing,” he added.

“Our plan is to win football games, it’s difficult enough. City play on Saturday so we will know the result before we start our game. No reason to make a big fuss of it.

“We are in the position we like to be, we liked the position before, it’s not a problem. We want to be in a position to fight for the top spot in the league and we are still in it.

“That’s all we need to be positive, optimistic and excited in a very positive way about the challenge. Our only problem this weekend is Burnley. That’s enough. We have to be really good to beat that team.

“What Sean Dyche is doing there is just amazing. Since I’m in they are always keeping that club in the league. We know it will be really tough and that’s what we prepare for.”

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