Klopp told to 'trust Mohamed Salah' as 'shock' Liverpool verdict issued - expert
Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool form is not a cause for concern as he is not costing his side crucial wins.
That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after fresh quotes from Jurgen Klopp.
Salah, 29, has only scored once from open play in his last 10 appearances for Liverpool and has failed to play the full 90 minutes of his last four league outings.
As quoted by Metro (5 April), Klopp alluded to “all the stories” regarding Salah’s future and how that might be affecting the player.
He went on to say how Salah and Sadio Mane have been under “huge pressure” since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations.
McAvennie insists Salah has been unlucky not to score in recent weeks.
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“I think Salah has been unlucky, there have been chances for him,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He’s doing all the right things, getting in the right positions, the finish just hasn’t been there.
“He’s been off it a little bit but he’s allowed to have a few off games because of how good he has been this season.
“Has the penalty for Egpyt affected him? I don’t think so. He will have wanted to go straight back to Liverpool and score a few goals.
“Obviously that hasn’t happened yet but there is no doubt he will score a few more goals before the season ends.
“As a manager, you just have to trust your man to get back among the goals.
“He’s their best player. I can understand why there might be some shocked reactions to his performances but it’s not like he’s costing Liverpool wins.”
Salah missed the first penalty in a shootout while playing for Egypt during March’s international break.
His side lost the shootout to Senegal, meaning Salah will not be going to this year’s World Cup.