Virgil van Dijk says he is not worried by Mohamed Salah’s joyless goal celebrations, insisting that the Egyptian could not be happier at the club.
Mohamed Salah has recently returned to something like his best form, though all three of his goals against Bournemouth and his winner against Napoli in the Champions League were met with deadpan expressions.
That had lead to suggestions that the former Roma man may not be happy at Anfield, but van Dijk insists that there is no underlying problem whatsoever.
“He’s scoring goals. He’s smiling. He can’t smile every second of the day but he’s enjoying it I think. He’s scoring his goals, he’s working hard, defensively as well. We don’t need to see any negative things about that (goal celebration) so we just need to focus on the good things,” he insisted.
“He scored a hat-trick in his last league game and again against Napoli, a very important one. He’s been doing very well. People can say he’s not scoring as much goals as last year, but that’s always the media.
“People underestimate how strong he is. He’s a very important player, great guy and is deadly in the box.”