Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has opened up on why Mohammed Salah is struggling for form since the Premier League restart from the World Cup break.
The Egyptian captain has scored only once since the restart and has been guilty of missing clear chances.
Salah has scored a paltry seven goals in the Premier League this season, Klopp has now revealed the reason behind his poor form.
“Of course, Mo is suffering. It was a well-drilled machine the front three, everything was clear (in) what we were doing. Everybody suffers from that, that’s clear,” Klopp told reporters.
“It is specific, offensive play that requires a lot of work and lot of information, and not always obvious information. You create a feeling about a lot of these things, about where your teammate is and where to pass the ball without looking.”
Mane left for Bayern Munich in the summer, while Roberto Firmino has struggled to keep fit.
Salah won three golden boots while playing alongside Mane and Firmino.
Liverpool invested in their forward line in the summer replacing Saido Mane with Darwin Nunez.
Cody Gakpo also joined in January from PSV, both of them have not been able to replicate their top form at Anfield.
“In two or three weeks a couple more options will be available and we can mix it up. When Darwin is playing, he is obviously more high up, going in behind,” Klopp added.
“We never played with a (number) nine before. Even when Sadio played in the position he was dropping (back) in moments. That’s not Darwin’s game, he wants to have balls at his feet and he’s a real handful there.
“It is all good if they would all be in and we could build something, but we haven’t been able to do that yet.”
Klopp will be hoping his forward line can hit top form against Brighton on Sunday in the FA Cup.