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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Jurgen Klopp has played down the significance of Mohamed Salah’s slow start to the new Premier League season.

The Liverpool FC forward scored 43 times in all competitions last season following his £39m move from Serie A side AS Roma in 2017.

Salah was named the PFA player of the year for his outstanding performances in his debut campaign at the Anfield side.

However, the 25-year-old has struggled to maintain his high standards in the opening six weeks of the 2018-19 campaign.

Salah has scored in Liverpool FC’s home victories over West Ham United and Brighton in the Premier League.

However, the Egypt international failed to get on the score sheet in wins against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain.

Salah has been accused of selfishness in recent days after he appeared to throw a bottle following Roberto Firmino’s winner in a 3-2 Champions League win over PSG.

Speaking at his pre-match media ahead of Liverpool FC’s home clash against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, Klopp leaped to the defence of Salah.

“Of course everybody expects that, it’s clear,” Klopp replied, when asked whether Salah is expected to repeat his feats from last term.

“We don’t expect that, but we want him to score as often as possible. That’s how it is, but it is completely normal that everybody expects that.

“It’s really no problem. We constantly have to deal with the news situations – people are very

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