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Martin Keown explains why Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is playing within himself

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"It is completely normal everyone expects that", added the Reds boss.

"If we had been dominated in the game and poor for long periods, which was not the case, we would have been more concerned going up against an in-form Liverpool team".

Salah has now gone three games without a goal after failing to score against Paris Saint-Germain - his joint longest run without a goal since joining the Reds. I never do that - only supporters can do that.

While he has by no means endured a torrid start to the season, Mo Salah has also not quite looked at his best and against PSG, he looked exhausted.

Ex-Arsenal defender Keown believes that Salah is not being as physical in possession anymore and speculated that the injury he sustained in the Champions League final to Real Madrid last season could still be playing on his mind.

Meanwhile, Firmino is fit enough to return to Liverpool's starting lineup after being forced to start as a substitute in midweek with an abrasion of the eye.




Ahead of Saturday's home match against Southampton, Klopp praised Shaqiri for the attitude he has shown as he waits for his chance.

"Now their squad, which will sustain them during the season, looks really strong as well, that could be the difference this year".

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

"The fact they have still won their first six games of the season will strike fear into their rivals", Keown told the Daily Mail.

"Ox is a different situation but it's so nice to have Ox around", Klopp said on Friday. That is the plan, and to do it with good football players. But he will always be a very important part of the squad because of the guy he is.

Last season Liverpool were more reliable for over 2.5 goals on the road and the early signs are that it might be a similar story this term, partly because most visiting teams have difficulty scoring at Anfield.

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