Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Klopp unconcerned by Salah's struggles against Chelsea

Klopp unconcerned by Salah's struggles against Chelsea

It's now three games without a goal for the summer signing from Roma, but Klopp doesn't have any concerns about an impending dry spell with a Champions League final with real Madrid around the corner.

Eden Hazard insists Chelsea can still snatch a Champions League spot this season.

"We are in a period of the season where - and it is the same for every team - we don't have the freshness that we had in September, October and November".

That would take Chelsea to 75 points for the season but they will still require either Liverpool or Spurs to slip up before the finish if they are to overtake either of their rivals. Our opponents are dropping points. Or he waited for the contact, I am not sure, so that is not what I want to see, that is not what he wants to do.

On Saturday, Crystal Palace relegated Stoke by beating them 2-1 at the Britannia, West Brom enjoyed a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham and Bournemouth ran out 1-0 winners against Swansea.

"I think we need to put into our minds that it is going to be hard until the end, until the last game, until the last minute against Leicester because we are in the Premier League and we are fighting against Liverpool, against Chelsea for the top four and they are both top clubs".

"Chelsea are the team who are bang in form and they've done really well to put Tottenham under so much pressure". "I'm very happy for the players and the fans".

"It's intense for all of us and that's why I'm absolutely OK". The situation is very intense for the boys.

Liverpool's 43-goal forward is still chasing the 38-game, single season Premier League record of 32 goals - he has 31 - and had a frustrating afternoon against his former club.

Tasked with the central slot in a back three against a raging Liverpool attack, Chelsea's captain courageous did a commendable job to hold his own against the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

"He will score again but there was no space today".

The Italian said: "They are very risky, these three strikers".

"We had the will to win, to keep the hope alive that we can get a place in the Champions League", Conte added.

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