Liverpool's Mohamed Salah 'fine' despite lack of goals - Jurgen Klopp

Xherdhan Shaqiri starred for the 1990 league champions

Xherdhan Shaqiri starred for the 1990 league champions

Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent record in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Southampton at Anfield.

Xherdan Shaqiri could make his first Premier League start after Jurgen Klopp admitted to making a "mistake" in how he has handled the Liverpool midfielder.

Collectively, however, Liverpool struggled with their defensive duties in the new shape against Southampton, having not been able to fully work on it in training due to the gale-force winds and blustery showers that swept Merseyside on Friday.

Saints looked a more improved side in the second half, but they were only restricted to efforts from distance, none of which troubled Alisson Becker.

Central defender Virgil van Dijk had to be substituted 10 minutes into the second half.

"It's not cool, but should not be too serious".

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Liverpool vs Southampton one of many evening kickoffs in the Premier League on Saturday and the lineups for the fixture at Anfield are out. "I didn't hear anything different". "I explained it to him so it's no problem", Klopp said, as quoted by the club's official website.

"None of the results we have this season would have been possible without the greed and aggression you have seen". The start was good for the team and also him as well.

"It's a surprise to win seven games because of course you can not expect it, but all performances we showed so far were at least good enough to win the games", stated Klopp.

"It is a completely normal situation for an offensive player that they have times when they don't score". He will be hoping to be on the score-sheet again come Saturday as the Reds chase another three points. "All the jobs are so hard, there is no game where we have gone "thank God we played them".

However, Salah - in need of a goal to quell the largely ridiculous talk about his form - reacted quickest to convert.

Klopp changed his system to accommodate Shaqiri, switching to 4-2-3-1 with Salah moved to the centre and Shaqiri playing behind.

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