Revealed: Jurgen Klopp’s role in Mohamed Salah’s stunning form

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Mohamed Salah has revealed the instrumental role that Jurgen Klopp has played in helping him become the prolific forward he is.

In 36 games this season, Mohamed Salah has scored 30 goals and has really thrust his name into the conversation of truly world-class players. He is being spoken of alongside the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar and he definitely deserves the praise.

Yet, as you’d expect with Salah, he is keen to ensure that others share in the limelight and has pointed out how Klopp has helped him this season with tactical positioning in a way that he hasn’t seen in his career before.

“With the boss here, I play a little bit closer to the goal, more so than at any other club or more than any of my other coaches have asked me to,” Salah told Liverpool’s official matchday programme.

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The no.11 continued: “So I am always in front of the goal to give me the opportunity to score. The manager is always telling me to stay close to the goal in training.

“I don’t want to say too much because we still have a long way to go in the season and I don’t want to give too much away. But yes, it’s something we have worked on in the training sessions.

“You cannot score 10 goals from 10 balls – that’s impossible and I know that I have missed many chances too this season. But I am trying to improve.”

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He added: “I am always trying to see my weaknesses and then work on them and I am always trying to score in different ways.

“The coaches help me so much to do that and I also work hard alone after the training sessions.”

Salah’s consistent desire to improve means that despite scoring 30 goals already this season, there is no reason he cannot push on and score 40. With the progress Liverpool are making under Klopp, Salah is the type of gem that could help the Reds win the Premier League in the next year or two.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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