Mohamed Salah may look like a man without a ton of confidence, but he still knows his quality.
Not counting his header that produced the match-winning own goal in a 2-1 Liverpool defeat of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, just one of Salah’s 17 Premier League goals this season have come in the last nine outings.
He’s not worried.
“I haven’t scored for couple of games but there are some players who have the same number of goals as me but are having the season of their lives,” he said. “I’m supposed to be having a bad season.”
Salah joked that the Anfield fans pushed his header out of Hugo Lloris‘ hands, off Toby Alderweireld and into the goal, saying that the energy of the Kop was “crazy” and helped Liverpool go back atop the table.
Manager Jurgen Klopp admitted the win was “ugly” and knows teams need luck to win titles.
“We are top of the table,” Klopp said. “We cannot be there having no luck. If we are there at the end of the season it will be down to will, desire and attitude. We compete with Man City, tell me two better teams at the moment, and we compete with them. We needed luck. Apologies, but we still take it.”
Salah isn’t going to disagree, and the Egyptian knows the result is all that matters.
“You do not always have to play good but the important thing is to get the points. The big teams always find a way to get the points and that’s what we did today.”
The Reds face Southampton at St. Mary’s before Porto (Champions League) and Chelsea visit Anfield.