Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah will not be negatively affected for assignments at the club after an unsuccessful spell with Egypt during international week.

The 29-year-old missed a crucial penalty in the shoot-out against Senegal, with club team-mate Sadio Mane converting the winning kick to secure the Teranga Lions’ qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It was the second time in less than two months that the Pharaohs lost to Senegal in a shootout, with the first coming in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final.

Mane and Salah will feature for the Merseyside club on Saturday afternoon against Watford and the German tactician has explained what he expects.

“That’s Mo’s reaction, he has no real skills to stay on the ground. We all break down from time to time but he has no real skills for that. He’s not happy but when he comes back here it’s like everything is working and that’s exactly how it should be,” Klopp said as quoted by Echo of Liverpool.

“After the Champions League final [in 2018] we had the problem that he was injured but he probably would have tried to play the next day if he could.

“Of course it wasn’t possible and he got the injury a bit before pre-season, but as far as the mindset goes, it was definitely a case of ‘hit back now, more than ever. “. It’s his mindset, that’s for sure.”

Salah and Mane have been key players for Liverpool and after contradicting the fortunes of the international week, Klopp is optimistic that the pair will continue to work together in the busy month of April, in which the team are engaged in the final stages of the Premier League, Champions League, and the FA Cup.

“You play together in a team and you both want to score goals. It’s normal. We want them to score goals. There are situations where one doesn’t see the other and doesn’t finish the situation and then we immediately say, ‘what is the reason for this?’ “, added Klopp.

“The reason is that in this situation he thinks, ‘I can put it here. And then the goalkeeper has the same idea and the ball doesn’t go in. Then it’s easy to say after the fact, “If you had passed the ball, it would have been in.”

“I have those moments away from home but when I look back I accept that there’s no chance. It was really difficult to pass the ball and that kind of stuff. He didn’t There’s nothing. That’s how it is. We’re human beings and sometimes we make bad decisions, but it’s nothing personal.

“We just want to score a goal and realize a bit later that it was the wrong decision. It has nothing to do with some kind of rivalry with another player in your team, it’s just the wrong decision.”