Mohamed Salah’s troubles this season have been attributed, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, to the team’s dearth of an experienced front line. Only seven goals have been scored by Salah in the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah’s troubles this season, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, have been caused by the absence of a “well-drilled” frontline at the team.
The Reds’ forward line has historically been fairly reliable, but since Sadio Mane left for Bayern Munich, things have changed.
While Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo, who was acquired during the winter transfer window, are still getting used to the new league, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and Roberto Firmino have been hampered by injuries.
Salah’s performance has also been impacted by this, as he has scored just seven goals in the Premier League so far this year.
According to Reuters, Klopp claimed in a press conference that the Egyptian attacker is having trouble since the team doesn’t have a strong front line.
“Naturally, Mo is in pain. The front three were well-drilled machines, and everything we did was clear. Everyone experiences that, it’s obvious “Telling reporters, Klopp
“It’s a specialised offensive move that takes a lot of effort and knowledge—knowledge that isn’t always obvious—to execute. You construct an impression of many of these things, including your teammate’s location and the best places to pass the ball without looking.”
In the upcoming weeks, Klopp is hopeful that he will have a few alternatives.
A few more possibilities will be available in two or three weeks, so we can switch things up. Darwin clearly plays higher up and goes in behind,” continued Klopp.
“Never before have we played with a (number) nine. Sadio played at the position in which he occasionally dropped back even then. Darwin doesn’t play that kind of game; he prefers to have balls at his feet, where he can be a real handful.
It would be great if everyone joined in and we could create something, but we haven’t been able to achieve that yet.