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Mo Salah 'suffers' due to Liverpool's inconsistent attack, says Jurgen Klopp

2023-01-28T21:34:02.514Z


Salah "suffers" this season due to the weak attack of Liverpool, with whom he has scored just once in his last six appearances.


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Mo Salah's goal-scoring prowess made him a cornerstone of Liverpool, a team used to winning trophies.

But, like the rest of his team, Salah "suffers" this season because of weak attacking Liverpool, with whom he has scored just once in his last six appearances, manager Jurgen Klopp said at a news conference on Friday.

Injuries to key players – Salah has played just 343 minutes alongside potential starting teammates Luis Díaz and Darwin Núñez – have only added to the loss of Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich last season, thus breaking Liverpool's cohesive offensive unit.

Salah has scored once in his last six appearances.

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“He was a well-trained machine, the three forwards;

everything was clear," Klopp said.

“Everyone suffers, that's true.

It is a specific and offensive game that requires a lot of work and a lot of information, and not always obvious information.

This season, Salah has scored seven goals in 19 Premier League games, unlike in 2021/22 when he contributed 23 goals and won the Golden Boot.

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Sitting ninth in the Premier League having scored fewer goals, conceded more and won fewer points than any of the previous seven seasons at this stage under Klopp, Liverpool's problems run deeper than just poor form. of Salah.

"Mo has scored hundreds of goals in recent years and when you don't score the first thing people think about is that, but that's not our problem at the moment," Klopp added.

Salah has scored seven Premier League goals this season.

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“We started the season with Harvey [Elliott] at the middle position, with Hendo [Jordan Henderson] it's different, and now it's Naby [Keïta].

So things are different all the time, but usually you have a real foundation to build on and that's what we don't have."

As Klopp looks to kickstart Liverpool's shaky season, he hopes the signing of Cody Gakpo in January can offer an alternative attacking option.

“Now we have Cody [Gakpo], obviously a very important asset, a connector;

he can also play full-back and center back,” Klopp said.

This Sunday, Liverpool takes the field against Brighton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Source: cnnespanol

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