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Mohamed Salah, pictured, has been praised by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp insists he was never worried over Salah matching last season’s highs

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he was never worried about Mohamed Salah living up to last season’s remarkable 41-goal campaign.

Egypt striker Salah made it 10 Premier League goals for the season with his hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth that sent Liverpool top of the league.

The Reds now boast the league’s only unbeaten record after champions Manchester City lost 2-0 at Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Salah’s dislocated shoulder in last term’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid spoiled his World Cup, but Klopp remains adamant he never doubted the 26-year-old.

“Your basis is a difficult one because always you have to touch on the moment; I’m interested in the moment but I never judge it because the moment is just a little part of all that we have together,” said Klopp.

“So I was not one second worried (about Salah). I don’t know exactly what people wrote, I have no clue about that.

“But we have to develop always, and to confirm and to improve again on a 41-goal season.

“Everybody would struggle a little, because how can you improve on that?

“If you score in the first five games 10 goals everyone will say ‘yeah it’s going to happen again’.

AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool FC - Premier League

“And then if you ended up with 39 people would say ‘yeah but it’s not 41’.

“And we all have to learn to deal with it, and him of course as well. That’s how it is.

“He’s never had a season like that before, and he wants to have the season again. But you have to make it step by step, so that’s what we do.

“So even his first goal (at Bournemouth), I would say is an exceptional finish. How often do you see a situation like that where the guy thinks ‘oh, free goal’ and then misses.

“So he was really composed, and goals two and three are excellent.”

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