Thursday Feb 22, 2018. 14:30
With Liverpool close to securing a spot in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League, Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has credited manager Jurgen Klopp for his form.
Salah said Klopp converted him from being a winger into a target man and that has helped him find the back of the net on a regular basis.
The Pharaohs international has already netted 30 goals in 36 matches across all competitions in his debut season with the Reds.
With this tally, he became the English Premier League's second-highest goalscorer with 22 goals to his name, one fewer than Tottenham Hotspur’s 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's exploits have led Liverpool to third in the league table and almost guaranteed of a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals after a 5-0 victory over FC Porto in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
The Egyptian has also taken the second highest number of shots in the league with 103 and is eager to be more clinical.