Liverpool’s star man has failed to find the back of the net in his last eight appearances.
Salah’s goal drought is in stark contrast to the blistering form he showed last season, in which he scored a staggering 44 goals.
Jurgen Klopp isn’t concerned by Salah’s lack of goals, though, as the former Chelsea man is still the Reds’ star performer this campaign with 20 goals and eight assists to his name in all competitions.
“If you talk about the team and it hasn’t scored for two or three games, you say, ‘OK, but as long as we create the chances, everything is fine’,” said Klopp.
“The moment we don’t create chances that’s when we have the problem. That’s the 100 per cent truth. It’s not the answer people want to hear but it is the truth.
“Mo feels the same, as long as he’s involved and as long as there’s chances there’s no doubt because he’s always with the speed and this gives us so much space in different moments to play – he’s always a threat in behind.
“The general outcome is important and we have 79 points. How many goals have we scored? Quite a few. All is ok.
“Let’s try again and again, individually and as a team.
“I don’t like it when a player goes to a game and thinks, ‘I have to score,’ I prefer, ‘I want to score.’
“We have different situations in the season and setting up goals is just as important.
“It might not be as exciting in the stats or whatever but he [Salah] has scored seventeen goals and seven assists (in the Premier League).
“That’s impressive, actually – a good number, let’s carry on.”
Saido Mane and Roberto Firmino have helped lighten the load for Salah during his dry spell, with the pair scoring 20 and 14 goals this season respectively.
Klopp said: “If you have only one, you think maybe you rely a bit too much on that.
“This year we don’t rely on Mo’s goals, but he’s still in a very good position in comparison to all the other players.”
Salah and co will be back in action on Friday night, travelling to St Mary’s to take on Southampton.