After draw, Klopp comments on Salah’s dissatisfaction: “It was clear”

After draw, Klopp comments on Salah’s dissatisfaction: “It was clear”

In a press conference after a draw in the Premier League debut, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp commented on Salah’s dissatisfaction with being substituted

O Liverpool debuted in the 2023/24 Premier League in a 1-1 draw against chelseathis Sunday, the 13th. Seeking victory, coach Jurgen Klopp replaced Mohammed Salah in the second half, and the Egyptian was not satisfied. Even so, the German made a point of smoothing over any problem.

We are here to win a game. Mo (Salah) is super, super, super important. But we have to make decisions. We needed fresh legs. He has 500 different records. I can’t think about it during the game“, said Klopp when asked about his number 11 shirt.

If he scored in the match, Salah would become the first England player to score in seven consecutive league debuts, but Klopp said he didn’t know that and didn’t even think about any possibility of a record. In the sequence, he highlighted the importance of the athlete, and said that he understands the disappointment of leaving.

No, I haven’t talked to him yet. In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever seen Mo (Salah) leaving the field happy. I can’t remember, and that’s okay, absolutely right. Today, obviously, I didn’t think about that (record) at that moment, nor did I know that if he scored in the game it would be a historic record, so I understand his disappointment. But I’m the coach of the whole team and at that moment we needed fresh legs“, continued.

Salah in action for Liverpool / Credits: Getty Images

Closing the subject, the commander also stated that the importance of the athlete does not change, and that he sees no problem in the dissatisfaction shown: “99% of the things we achieved were because of him or with him. That he wasn’t happy was clear, I understand that and it’s okay”.

Source: sportbuzz

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