Martin Keown explains why Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is playing within himself

The two Premier League stars stats from their first ever seasons in the EPL

The two Premier League stars stats from their first ever seasons in the EPL

"Nobody remembers that. It is really not a problem".

The Egyptian worldwide recovered in time to play for his country at the World Cup and has started all six of Liverpool's matches this season, but is yet to rediscover his record-breaking form of last season.

After a shoulder injury in May's Champions League final, Salah had a disappointing World Cup and on his return to English football does not yet look like the player who terrorised defences, scoring nearly at will.

The best news I have had in the last two weeks is how we have changed or reinvented again our defensive skills.

"Finishing is something you can never take for granted".

"We don't expect that. It is completely normal everyone expects that".

There is a feeling he is trying too hard to score at the same remarkable rate he managed last season but Klopp has no concerns and insists Salah is working harder than ever before.

"A lot of games will come, so it's good to know about that and that's why I was so pleased with the performance, because it could be players say "now I play but I don't have the rhythm", but he had minutes before that and a lot of good sessions, so he had rhythm and played really well".

"I am fine with him, I think he is fine with me and the situation".

The 26-year-old has set unbelievably high standards for himself after last season's brilliant first year at Anfield and many feel that he's nowhere near those heights at the beginning of this campaign. The start was good for the team and also him as well.

"It wasn't like he finished last season but he needed time last year and we will take time this year".

"The Welsh Pirlo" has revealed how his last days at Liverpool panned out after he told Klopp he wanted to leave the club as he grew frustrated with a lack of playing time.

Salah damaged his shoulder after he was dragged to the ground by Sergio Ramos during the first half of the Champions League game in Kiev. "The rest will follow", said Klopp.

"I said it a few times that only in football it sounds like 32 was a massive age".

The German continued: "He is a top professional and his body gives him the opportunity to do so".

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