Salah: Liverpool boss Klopp confident Egyptian superstar is back to his best

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident that Mohamed Salah is back to his best after inspiring the Reds to a comeback 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.

The Anfield outfit fell behind on their turf to Danny Welbeck’s early goal in the second minute but made their way back through Luis Diaz’s 27th minute equaliser before Salah popped up with the winner after the hour mark via a superb assist from Alexis Mac Allister.

It was the Egyptian’s 15th goal contribution against Brighton (nine goals, six assists) making the Seagulls the Premier League opponent has has the most goal involvements against.

He also produced a total of 12 shots against Brighton which is the most by a Liverpool player since data recording started in the 2003-04 season.

“Yes, playing-wise, absolutely,” Klopp said when asked if Salah was back to his best.

“Imagine if Mo would have finished off all the situations in his career, that would have been crazy numbers, so it is absolutely fine. Mo as well, like others, was a bit in a rush in the finishing situations in the first half, the finishes were not like they can do it.

“But then being that calm in the decisive moment when you have to finish the biggest chance we had, it was the best football situation we played, that then makes a real goalscorer so I am absolutely happy with everything. He could play 90-something [minutes] and now we just have to keep going.”

Liverpool’s victory took them two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table.

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