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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah credits manager Jurgen Klopp for goal rush

Egyptian has netted 30 goals in 36 matches across all competitions in his debut season at Liverpool

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah shoots past Porto's Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa to score their second goal in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League last-16 tie at the Dragao in Porto. Miguel Riopa / AFP
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah shoots past Porto's Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa to score their second goal in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League last-16 tie at the Dragao in Porto. Miguel Riopa / AFP

Liverpool's top scorer Mohamed Salah has credited manager Jurgen Klopp's tactics for his prolific form, saying a change in his playing position has helped him score more goals.

Salah has netted 30 goals in 36 matches across all competitions in his debut season at Liverpool, and is the league's second highest goalscorer with 22 goals, one fewer than Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.

"With the boss here, I play a little bit closer to the goal, more so than at any other club or more than any of my other coaches have asked me to," Salah told Liverpool's official matchday programme.

"So I am always in front of the goal to give me the opportunity to score. The manager is always telling me to stay close to the goal in training.

"I don't want to say too much because we still have a long way to go in the season and I don't want to give too much away. But yes, it's something we have worked on in the training sessions."

The 25-year-old Egyptian's exploits have led Liverpool to third in the league standings and almost guaranteed a spot in the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals after a 5-0 victory over Porto in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Salah has also taken the second highest number of shots in the league with 103 and is eager to be more clinical.

"You cannot score 10 goals from 10 balls - that's impossible and I know that I have missed many chances too this season. But I am trying to improve," Salah said.

"I am always trying to see my weaknesses and then work on them and I am always trying to score in different ways.

"The coaches help me so much to do that and I also work hard alone after the training sessions."

Liverpool host West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

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