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Klopp unconcerned by Salah’s goal drought

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp isn’t worried by Mohamed Salah’s four-match scoreless run heading into Sunday’s encounter with Burnley.

Last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner has been in a difficult patch of form since the beginning of 2019 with just four goals in 11 appearances for Liverpool.

This coincides with the Reds’ own dip in form after claiming just four wins in the same amount of games.

But much as been made of Salah’s struggles as he blew a number of opportunities to break the deadlock in last weekend’s 0-0 Merseyside derby stalemate at Everton, which saw Liverpool surrender their lead at the top of the Premier League to Manchester City.

Despite it now being four matches since he last found the net against Bournemouth on February 9, Klopp is refusing to panic over his star forward’s struggles.

“We have very often talks and everything and of course when you are a striker or offensive player and you have chances in a game, you want to score with them, that’s clear,” said Klopp on the club website.

“But as a manager, I’m more than used to that, that players don’t score all the time, so that’s how it is. He has an unbelievable record, that’s all. His goals brought us where we are – not only [his goals], but a big part of it.

“So no, we didn’t really speak about it or whatever because it’s completely normal. We have to create chances and as long as we do that… in a very difficult game against Everton for different reasons, I would say we had four or five proper chances.

“We had less than that in games when we won against Everton, to be honest, and in this game always one Everton leg was between us and the goal or Pickford or whatever. So that’s the situation but nothing else.”

Salah has managed 20 goals and eight assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool as he is substituted during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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