Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Mohamed Salah was not 100 per cent fit at the start of the season.

The Egyptian winger enjoyed a stunning campaign at Anfield last season as he managed to score 32 Premier League goals which make him win PFA Player of the Year.

The 26-year-old also led the Reds to the Champions League final where Merseyside club suffered a 3-1 defeat to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

However, the former Chelsea’s early form this season was not of the same level he showed last year.

And Klopp admits the forward was not really fit after a collision with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final which resulted to the shoulder injury.

“At the start of the season, part of Mo’s body was not perfect,” Klopp revealed prior to Liverpool’s clash against Newcastle.

“If you work in an office, if your shoulder is not 100 per cent and it is not your writing hand, then you’re okay.”

“But if you’re a footballer, you have to wait until it’s 100 per cent.”

“But we knew he was still a world-class player but we had to wait a little bit. It’s all good.”

Liverpool currently sit top of the Premier League ahead of today’s clash with Newcastle United at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Klopp’s side will also host Arsenal on Saturday evening before Manchester City clash on January 3.

And journalist Tom Collomosse fears the 18-time Premier League champions could be up against the Citizens if Salah gets injured again.

“It’ll be interesting to see how Liverpool cope with the physical demand of the second half of the season,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.

“Because injuries that City have had at different times, Gabriel Jesus, [Kevin] De Bruyne a couple of times, Liverpool I can’t remember having too many significant injuries at all.”

“They’ve generally been able to pick what they prefer as their best team.”

“I think that could also hold the key in the second half of the season. Say Liverpool lose Salah for the amount of time that City have lost De Bruyne, that could produce a decisive swing.”

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