Liverpool striker Mohamed SalahTeam coach Juergen Klopp said his poor performance in front of goal was due to the club not having three “well-trained” forwards that had caused problems for defenses in the past.
Although Salah has scored 17 goals in all competitions at the halfway point this season, he has only managed seven goals in the Premier League with nearly 24 goals per season during his time with Liverpool.
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The Egyptian forward won three Golden Boots for most goals in a season, but he has been far from his best after the departure of his strike partner in the summer. Sadio Mane and injuries Roberto FirminoAnd Diogo Jota And Luis Diaz.
“Of course, Mo is struggling. It was a well-drilled machine in the front three, and everything was clear [in] What were we doing. “Everyone is suffering from it, it’s obvious,” Klopp told reporters.
“It’s a specific attacking game that requires a lot of work and a lot of information, and it’s not always clear information. You create a sense of a lot of that stuff, about where your teammate is and where you pass the ball without looking.”
Mane moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season, while Jota, Firmino and Diaz have not played since the World Cup, and Liverpool fell to ninth in the standings.
Liverpool bolstered their attack with a mid-season signing Cody Jackbo who is still adapting to the team, while Darwin Nunez He has not been consistent, scoring just one goal in the FA Cup since the season resumed last month.
Klopp added: “In two or three weeks there will be two more options available and we can mix them up. When Darwin plays, he’s obviously more ahead, more lagging behind.”
We’ve never played with A [number] nine before. Even when Sadio was playing in the center he was falling behind [back] in moments. This isn’t Darwin’s game, he wants to have balls at his feet and he’s a real handful out there.
“It’s all good if they’re all inside and we can build something, but we just haven’t been able to do that yet.”