Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes talk of Mohamed Salah’s early-season slump will be quashed by his two-goal haul in the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.
Salah netted twice for the first time this season, making it 2-0 late in the first half and then scoring his 50th Liverpool goal from the penalty spot.
Asked about Salah, Klopp said: “It’s good that we can maybe stop talking about that a little bit.
“I was not in doubt, he was not in doubt, but if you are constantly asked about it, you think something is up.
“You should not think about it, you should not constantly think about how can I score again? It only happens if you work hard, if you are in the right spaces, if your team-mates see you in the right moments and if you make the right runs, then you can score. It is an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue.”
Salah has reached his half-century quicker than any other player in Liverpool history after just 65 appearances.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are top of Group C after Paris Saint-Germain scored late to snatch a 2-2 draw against Napoli.