Southampton dealt double blow ahead of Liverpool clash on Saturday

       Has Mohamed Salah's form been exaggerated

1:36 Has Mohamed Salah's form been exaggerated

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thinks that the pairing of Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge have the skill to be able to play alongside each other for the Reds this season.

The Egypt worldwide scored 44 goals last season but has found the net only twice so far this season, although that is similar to a year ago when he had three from half-a-dozen games.

"On the defensive side, the last two games he was outstanding, perfect", Klopp continued. It is a completely normal situation for an offensive player that they have times when they don't score.

The chorus of You'll Never Walk Alone under the lights is enough to pick up even the least motivated of players and the enthusiasm goes hand in hand with Jurgen Klopp's gegenpressing style. I never do that - only supporters can do that. We want him to score as often as possible. "Nobody remembers that. It is really not a problem".

"It's always like this, but with Mo everything is fine, really".

Firmino was benched against PSG after training with a protective eye mask throughout the week.

As Klopp's side try to make it six wins from six against Southampton on Saturday, he insisted there is nothing to be concerned about and that Salah's willingness to help the team is evident for all to see.

"Yes, he's [Firmino] ready".

0:44                                            Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday
0:44 Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday

"That's why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League". "Did I speak a lot about lineups here in the past?"

"That's good, so good work from the fitness department".

"Dom trains today, (for the) first time after his concussion".

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their flawless start to the new season when they welcome Southampton to Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

"Ox is a different situation but it's so nice to have Ox around", added Klopp.

Danny Ings, the Saints' leading scorer with three goals so far this season, is not eligible to play against parent club Liverpool, who loaned him to Southampton during the close season.

"He had, for sure, moments like this, but he's such a positive [person]".

"It's going to be a big test for us, we understand that but we are on a decent run".

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He didn't however address how the global oil industry immediately can replace Iranian crude supplies in an already-tight market. Cementing that arrangement would be one of the topics of discussion as OPEC meets this Sunday in Algeria, he added.

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