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Liverpool Coach, Klopp happy as Salah’s scoring form returns

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah ’ s impact as the playmaker made a scoring return in their 2 – 1 pre -season win over Premier League rivals Manchester City on Thursday .The Egypt international, who was Liverpool ’ s top scorer last season with 44 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions , suffered a shoulder injury in the club ’ s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in May .

Salah was introduced as a second – half substitute in Liverpool ’ s International Champions Cup clash against City in the United States and the 26 -year – old levelled the scores almost immediately before forward Sadio Mane scored the winner .

“ He is in that moment but he has absolutely no issues … He came in and scored after pretty much 35 seconds . He had a big impact together with Sadio and Dom … played fantastic , ” Klopp told reporters .

Salah ’ s high – flying return allayed fears over his form following the injury , which prevented the playmaker from making an impact at the World Cup in Russia .

Klopp also reiterated that he could not guarantee a trophy for Liverpool in the upcoming campaign .

“ I know that people want to hear that I tell you we can win this or that , but I have no clue if we will win something . But we will go for it with all we have, ” the German boss added .

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“… We have to enjoy our football , otherwise it makes no sense. We cannot only go for a 1 – 0 here , 1 – 0 there – I know if you win silverware in the end then people are probably happy , but the whole year was still rubbish . ”

Liverpool will continue their pre – season preparations against rivals Manchester United on Saturday .

( Reuters / NAN )

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