Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah has nothing to prove against Chelsea
Last Updated: 24/11/17 3:35pm
Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah has nothing to prove when he comes up against his old side Chelsea on Saturday.
The playmaker has made a stunning impact since arriving on Merseyside in the summer, scoring 14 goals in 20 games, in stark contrast to his struggles during his 12-month spell at Stamford Bridge in 2014.
"He was very young in a very strong team and didn't come through (at Chelsea). That happens often," Klopp said.
"Another player similar is Kevin De Bruyne and he is not doing too bad now.
"They already had a fantastic offensive team. Nobody is to blame and for sure not Mo.
"He has improved a lot, especially physically-wise. I don't think he has to prove something and I don't think he sees it like that."
Klopp also confirmed that Joel Matip, who has missed the last two games with a thigh strain, and long-term absentee Adam Lallana trained on Thursday but Emre Can is doubtful for the weekend.
He said: "Adam is on his way back, no doubt about that. We have to see how we handle this in the next days and weeks.
"Joel trained on Thursday, his first time back with the team, so we have to see but both have good signs. Emre is struggling a little bit with a little muscle thing, it could be close. He's a doubt."
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