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Klopp: Of course struggling Salah isn’t happy

00:21 BST 01/10/2018
Mohamed Salah Liverpool
The Reds boss admits last season's star man is far from content with his current form, but backed him to return to his best

Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah is not happy with his early season performances after being hauled off in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

The Egyptian forward has three goals to his name so far this season, with many fans questioning whether he will be able to replicate the numbers he achieved in his record-breaking debut season with the club.

His latest showing saw him miss a number of chances for the Reds at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with last season's PFA Player of the Year visibly frustrated by his form in front of goal.

Salah, 26, was withdrawn in the 66th minute, with Xherdan Shaqiri coming on to replace him.

Klopp has admitted that Salah is not happy with his level of performance at present but is in no doubt that he will soon be back to his best.

“Of course not. How could he be? It's a normal situation,” Klopp told reporters when asked if the Liverpool forward was happy with his early season form.

“But now that's what you have a manager for. We will talk about it.

“It's easy for me because I don't read what you write, maybe the boys do a bit more but that doesn't make too much sense at the moment because you will all dissect (the issue) – a big nice cut and you will find pretty much nothing.

“That's how it is, no problem whatsoever. It's all fine. As long as he is working like he works and gets into the situations that he gets in, I'm completely fine and everything will be okay.”

The Reds went on to snatch a late point against Maurizio Sarri’s side, with Daniel Sturridge netting a sublime goal to ensure the game finished all square.

Klopp’s side will now travel to Italy to take on Napoli in their second Champions League tie of the season, before facing Premier League leaders Manchester City in their final game before the latest international break on Sunday.