Liverpool director Jurgen Klopp insists he never concerned about Mohamed Salah alive up to his first season at Anfield.
Salah scored 41 goals last year after joining the Reds in a #34.3m move from Roma, form which aided the club to get to the final of the Champions League.
The Egyptian has continued to unwind at the start of the new year and became the quickest Liverpool player to achieve 40 Premier League goals after scoring a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Klopp insists he never doubted Salah, who has scored 56 goals in 74 appearances for Liverpool.
“I wasn’t one second stressed,” said Klopp. “I don’t know precisely what we wrote, I don’t have any clue about that.
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“But we must develop always, and to confirm and to improve on a 41-goal season. Everybody would struggle a little, as how do you improve on that?
“If you score from the first five games 10 targets everybody will say’yeah it’s going to happen again’, and then if you ended up with 39 folks would say’yeah but it’s perhaps not 41′.
“And most of us have to learn to take care of it, and him of course also. That’s how it really is.
“He has never had a year like that before, and he would like to get the season . But you have to make it step by step, so that’s what we do.”
Liverpool come back with a must-win match against Napoli in the Champions League to action on Tuesday.
After dropping to Napoli before in the effort, klopp’s side have to win either 1-0 or by 2 clear goals to advance to the last 16 of the contest.
“We weren’t very good at Napoli first we would love to show we’re much better than this,” said Klopp.
“We have to call again on Anfield, and they ought to help us because that’s a enormous game, a really gigantic game.
“Last year we’d nearly everything to get qualified for this tournament , because we had the final in the history but we also knew we had to do the job in the league.
“So now we’ve got the opportunity with a certain outcome still to undergo when this Champions League campaign so far wasn’t really ours.
“From the home games so far we weren’t quite so impressive. They understand we will need to be strong and as well it will be difficult, but they’re powerful.
“We must be on our toes on Tuesday night. It is a major one, that is known by our folks and I understand they are already warming up.
“I believe people get what they deserve. So if we are good we’ll find the result we desire and proceed through. And should not we will congratulate Napoli and Paris, that is how it is.”