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The touching moment between Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah before Liverpool v Man City

Liverpool fans don’t quite know what to make of their start to the 2018/19 season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are third – level on points with Manchester City and Chelsea above them – and are unbeaten in their eight matches so far, conceding just three goals.

That’s despite having faced trips to Tottenham, Chelsea and a home match against Manchester City.


Elsewhere, the Reds beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League – although they did also lose to Napoli.

However, there’s no doubt that that the performance levels have been lower than what we’ve come to expect from this Liverpool side.

And they’re now winless in their last four games – picking up draws against Chelsea and City in the league, but losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and that defeat to Napoli.

Klopp's side haven't won in four matches

And there must be concern over the form of their front-three.

Sadio Mane has scored one goal in his last eight appearances for the club, while Roberto Firmino hasn’t scored in his last five matches.

But the biggest concern surrounds Mohamed Salah – who scored 44 goals during his debut campaign at Liverpool.

Salah has one goal in his last seven matches and many have criticised his form in recent weeks.

Salah has scored once in seven matches

However, manager Jurgen Klopp is doing everything to make sure Salah remains happy on Merseyside it seems.

After Daniel Sturridge’s late equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Klopp’s first thought was to turn around and hug Salah, who had already been substituted.

Salah came off for Shaqiri at Chelsea

And ‘Inside Anfield’ has shown a similar embrace just seconds before Liverpool and Man City took to the pitch last weekend.

Salah was late arriving to the line-ups but, when he did, Klopp gave him one of his famous hugs as the players walked out.


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