Liverpool legend explains why Mohamed Salah is becoming a problem for Jurgen Klopp

first_img Most Popular Football Stories Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp is being forced to take Mohamed Salah off in high-pressure games because he loses the ball in key areas.The ‘Egyptian King’ enjoyed an incredible return to the Premier League in his debut campaign at Anfield, scoring 44 goals in all competitions. SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “I think too much has been made of Salah’s form – he’s only one goal down on last season.“I hope Klopp is saying this to him about the goal she scored last season, if he doesn’t get over 40 goals it doesn’t mean he’s had a bad season.“Ian Rush was Liverpool’s greatest ever goalscorer, he scored 47 in one season, he didn’t score 47 again, he’d score 25, 30 goals a season.“Where Klopp has got a problem, where he’s [Salah] not playing well, I think he’s been very sloppy in those areas [further away from goal]. If you go to the PSG game, he gave the ball away and they scored – two minutes later he was taken off. The Egypt international saw an effort cleared off the line against the Blues latest Klopp hauled Salah off against Chelsea and the Reds duly rescued a point Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 tense Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed However, the 26-year-old has failed to have the same impact thus far and has been withdrawn prematurely from games against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in recent weeks.Against the Ligue 1 champions, Salah gave the ball away which resulted in a goal and nearly repeated the mistake against Chelsea on Saturday evening.And Carragher, who played 737 times for the Reds, believes it is this carelessness in possession which is troubling Klopp.Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “He’s not in great form but I don’t think he’s in bad form either. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker silverware BEST OF “This is what will frustrate a manager. It’s not about missing chances, it’s about putting the team in danger [by losing the ball]. As a manager on the side of the pitch, if you’re thinking he’s not at his best you think he might get us a goal [you keep him on].“But if you think he’s putting your team in danger, he’s got to get off the pitch. ‘That will be the problem for Klopp, how he’s performing in those areas [further away from goal] on the ball.”last_img read more