LIVERPOOL forward Mohamed Salah will still score “a lot of goals” this season, despite having only netted three times so far this term.
That is the opinion of Reds legend Robbie Fowler.
The Egyptian was the Premier League’s top scorer last season, finding the back of the net no less than 32 times.
But he struggled to maintain his sensational form in his second season at Anfield, scoring in home wins against West Ham, Brighton and Southampton.
However, ex-striker Fowler is backing Salah to rediscover his goalscoring habit, hailing his “brilliant” work ethic.
“I think he’ll still score a lot of goals”
“I think he’ll still score goals, I think he’ll still score a lot of goals,” Fowler told Sky Sports.
“What I like about Mo Salah is that his work ethic is brilliant, he doesn’t shy away from anything.
“What I would be more worried about is if he wasn’t getting chances. He will bang the goals in.
“I’m not sure he’ll hit the heights he did last year but he is still a magnificent player.
“He will still be a danger throughout the Premier League [season].
“I’m not saying he’s having a bad year so far.
“He’s still a good player, he’s still an excellent player but to replicate what he did last year will be unbelievable.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp agrees with Fowler, but insists he has placed no expectations or goal targets on the Egypt international.
Klopp said: “To me, he looks he is exactly in that mood again – only with more confidence – because now he knows it’s possible.
“But that is the only change – so don’t get desperate to score goals in this kind of overly strike offensive play.
“We need him to score goals, but not overly.
“I don’t expect 40 goals from one player. I only want to win a football game, and how that works I am fine with it.”