Jurgen Klopp’s simple message to Mohamed Salah after he continued his record breaking start to his Liverpool career was a simple ‘carry on’.
The Egyptian is justifiably being hailed as the signing of the summer after he took his tally to 14 goals in 18 games since his £35million move from Roma with a brace in a routine 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.
Salah’s exploits mean that with nine goals in his first 12 Premier League matches he has made the most prolific start to a Liverpool career, breaking the record of Robbie Fowler.
’14 goals in 18 games for Mo? Carry on!’ said Klopp following the Reds’ third straight win in all competitions. Salah’s speed and directness has certainly provided an antidote to the problems Liverpool encountered against opposition who would sit deep and pack their defence last season.
‘A nice little finish from Mo took the game in a different direction. The second goal, what a pass! His biggest strength is making these runs in behind,’ added Klopp.
‘We have to build on our experiences during the season. We have had everything, we’ve played all kinds of teams, all kinds of styles.
‘There was only one game that was really bad, that was Tottenham, I know some people will disagree. The rest we could have won, we have to score at the right times and of course not concede.
‘But we have to build on that now, we have to use it. We have much better protection, I hope we can keep that, that’s a big part of not getting nervous in a game.’