Klopp: Mo Salah is the most attacked player in Premier League
For the first time since March 10, the Pharaoh failed to find the net as the Reds failed to clinch a win against another relegation battler this week.
After a disappointing draw with Stoke City, a second draw in a row for Liverpool in the Premier League, Klopp spoke in his press conference about the game, the teams’ injuries and how Salah is being physically attacked every game.
“How can you think so far he was not physically attacked? There are rules. It has nothing to do with how you play.
“Mo Salah is probably the most attacked player in the Premier League, so he always has to deal with that. He doesn’t have to learn.
“I’m not responsible for judging the rules, that’s the ref. If he still thinks that’s still OK and still wants to set that level, I cannot change it.
“Whatever I say causes us only problems. Whatever you think, write it again. Don’t make the stories with what I say. If I say he is too harshly attacked then imagine the nice headlines you make.
“There is not a grey area. It’s football, it’s physical — no problem with that. For all the boys, they are used to that. If it’s too much — free kick, red card, yellow card. There are a lot of things that you can do. I cannot change that.”
Two right backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez both got injured during the game and so did the Captain Jordan Henderson, while Mane didn’t feature at all today.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold has a dead leg,” Klopp said. “He was limping from that moment on. Since three minutes, not perfect.
“I met the doc and we will see what happens in the next few games. Like it is always after a game, you have knocks here and there.
“Hendo obviously twisted his ankle but could carry on. So that’s a good rather than bad sign. But until Wednesday is not the longest break, so we will see.
“Joe obviously got an early knock as well and twisted his ankle as well a little bit. We have to see about that. I’m not sure, we will see. Sadio did not play, so he will be fine,” he added.
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