Southampton short on strikers for Liverpool match

The England U21 star trained for the first time with his teammates after suffering the damage last time out, but Klopp says the game against The Saints has come too soon for him, adding: "Solanke trains for first time after concussion".

"No one remembers that (how he started last season)".

Salah has started every game for Liverpool this so far this season, recording two assists in addition to his two goals.

"We don't expect that, but we want him to score as often as possible". But it's completely normal that everyone expects this. And I have to decide whether I talk about that or not, do I leave them alone in that situation or do I talk to them, all that stuff.

"It's always like this, but with Mo everything is fine, really". He is still a threat, made fantastic situations in both our last games.

The Switzerland worldwide was the surprise package in Liverpool's summer transfer dealings with the club capitalising on a £12.5million release clause to take him from relegated Stoke.

"That's why I think Liverpool have been better in Europe as opposed to the Premier League".

0:44                                            Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday
0:44 Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday

"At the end of the season we will see how it is, not at the beginning".

He said: "It takes courage to have the ball, and the more you have it the more chances you have to give it away".

"It's not only that we fight a lot and I love that but we played football as well, and that looked really confident".

"Once we [Manchester United] had broken through that glass ceiling, it seemed like it became easier for the teams that followed to win trophies". "Really, he's in good shape and the most important thing is that physically he is in a very good shape and that helps".

The crowd was electric throughout a dramatic 90 minutes which was closed out by a late victor from Roberto Firmino, securing Liverpool's sixth win from six games this season.

Firmino is expected to start the Premier League fixture, despite Daniel Sturridge impressing on his first start of the season in midweek against the French giants.

  • Angelo Rivera