Jurgen Klopp sends message to unhappy Mohamed Salah ahead of Liverpool v Leicester
Jurgen Klopp looks to explain Mohamed Salah's reaction to being substituted in the second half of Liverpool FC's 5-0 win over Swansea on Boxing Day
Jurgen Klopp has reassured Mohamed Salah that the summer signing was substituted to protect the summer signing ahead of Liverpool FC’s busy schedule.
The Egypt international fell behind Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the goal-scoring charts after the England international took his tally to 18 thanks to a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Southampton in the day’s early kick-off.
Salah was named in Liverpool FC’s starting line-up for the visit of basement club Swansea City at Anfield on Boxing Day as the 25-year-old looked to add to his haul of 15 Premier League goals.
However, the African forward was left frustrated after he failed to find the net despite Liverpool FC easing to a commanding 5-0 victory over rudderless Swansea City at Anfield.
Goals from Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold sealed three points for the Merseyside club, but Salah was denied the chance to score when he was replaced in 69th minute.
Speaking at his post-match media conference following Liverpool FC’s emphatic return to winning ways on Tuesday night, Klopp shed light on Salah’s reaction to his second-half substitution.
“So that’s what you have to do, you have to work for that and everybody could see Mo was not the happiest person in the stadium when we took him off, but at least I have to stay kind of reasonable or serious or whatever because there’s a lot of games to come,” Klopp said.
“They all will score goals.”
Liverpool FC will take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon in search of back-to-back victories.
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