The German Tactician has explained the reason behind substituting the Egyptian forward in their home game against Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp has defended his action after he substituted Mohamed Salah early in the second-half of Liverpool’s loss to Chelsea, saying he could not ‘risk’ leaving the Egyptian forward on the pitch.
Liverpool have now lost five consecutive games at Anfield for the first time in their history and were chasing an equaliser when Klopp decided to pull talismanic forward, Salah after just 62 minutes of action. Asked by Journalists during his post-match interview, the German said:
‘When the boys look disappointed that’s not a problem,
’Klopp said of the substitution and Salah’s reaction.’
‘I could have changed other players but he looked in that moment like he felt the intensity and I didn’t want to risk him. That’s all.’
‘I’ve known him a long time and Mo usually looks fresh. I didn’t want to risk him. That’s it.’
Klopp also went on to speak of the Club’s performance in the game against Thomas Tuchel Blues:
‘I told the boys what I saw tonight. It’s not about technique or something like that. It’s about being resilient, heart, all these kinds of things.’
Thursday defeat means the Reds are now slipped down to seventh place on the premier league log. Jurgen Klopp lads would play Fulham in their next round of fixtures.