'He is completely fine' - Klopp plays down Salah's muted celebrations

'He is completely fine' - Klopp plays down Salah's muted celebrations

'He is completely fine' - Klopp plays down Salah's muted celebrations

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes talk of Mohamed Salah's early-season slump will be quashed by the Egyptian's double in a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday that took his tally for the club to 50 goals.

Salah has reached his half-century quicker than any other player in Liverpool history after just 65 appearances for the Reds.

He said: "It was just a good football game and they could finish the situations because we had the right movement in the right moment, we had the right passes, we had the right formation".

He fired home from another neat touch by Shaqiri to give Klopp's men breathing space before half-time and then from the penalty spot after German referee Daniel Siebert awarded a very soft spot-kick for Filip Stojkovic's challenge on Mane. You shouldn't be constantly be thinking about how you can score again.

"It is an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue".

But for all Shaqiri's satisfaction with such hefty praise from Klopp, he is more concerned with continuing to fulfil the objectives given to him by the boss.

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"I think I have the quality and vision to give good passes and you can see that I wanted to give another good performance". "But you can not do more than win your own games".

Red Star were banned from selling tickets to their fans for the first two away games of this season's Champions League after fans caused disturbances, invaded the pitch and set off fireworks during their qualifier against RB Salzburg in August.

"I think he would say thanks to his teammates because it's quite hard to score goals without these wonderful passes and crosses", said the Liverpool manager on Salah's half century.

He played really well, good to see, very aggressive, everything was there.

Shaqiri, a Kosovo-Albanian, caused controversy during the World Cup with an eagle gesture goal celebration against Serbia. "This group obviously stays exciting until the end, I think that was clear from the draw", added Klopp.

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