Date published: Monday 22nd March 2021 5:35 – News Desk
Mohamed Salah is confident Liverpool’s season is going to get better after a disastrous run between January and March derailed their Premier League title defence.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were top of the table at Christmas but a run of just three wins and eight defeats in 14 league matches left them as outsiders to finish in the top four.
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Back-to-back wins against RB Leipzig, setting up a Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid, and Wolves have lifted confidence and Salah believes they can start looking forward again.
“I’m happy about our last results, so hopefully we can just keep winning,” the Egypt international, who has joined up with the national team for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros, told liverpoolfc.com.
“It’s tough for all of us because of the situation we have been through and our position in the Premier League, but I believe it’s going to be better.
“In the Champions League we are doing good.”
Despite Liverpool’s poor run, Salah is still this season’s joint Premier League top-scorer alongside Harry Kane on 17.
His own goalscoring has not suffered too badly as he has already reached 25 in all competitions for the third time in four seasons, but the forward is keen to focus on what he can do to help the side’s progress.
“I don’t want to just talk about my season because we play as a team, so I’d say it’s a tough season for all of us and we just need to carry on and try to win games,” he added.
“We’re going to give our 100 per cent to win the next few games and hopefully we can do that and do good also in the Champions League.”
Meanwhile, John Barnes has claimed Liverpool are struggling as they don’t have any “natural finishers”.
Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Liverpool scoring two goals in their last 70 shots isn’t great, but it’s because of their lack of confidence.
“The confidence is needed for Liverpool to start scoring their chances, as it plays a big part in scoring goals, especially as the Liverpool strikers are not the most clinical – they’re also not proper centre forwards like Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane or Robert Lewandowski.
“Liverpool scores a lot of goals because of the way they play, not because they’re clinical finishers. If confidence is low amongst players who aren’t natural goal scorers, like now, then you can see why the goals will drop off. Liverpool’s forwards are not natural number 9 goal scorers. They’ve missed a lot of goals over the last 2-3 years when Liverpool was winning most games too, but now confidence is down and they’re not creating as many chances, and the ones they do, they miss.”