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Klopp warns Salah against getting a reputation for diving

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Liverpool‘s head coach, Jurgen Klopp, warned Mohamed Salah against developing a reputation of diving after receiving a yellow card for simulation in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League.

The Egyptian was booked for the first time this season for falling outside the box after a slight contact with ’s defender Gary Cahill, in a frustrating match for the Reds’ star.

In the post-match conference, Klopp pointed out that Salah’s dive could lead referees to be wary of giving decision in favor of the ’s winger in the future.

“Yes I think it was a dive, wasn’t it?” Klopp said. “Or he waited for the contact, I am not sure, so that is not what I want to see, that is not what he wants to do.

He added, “But obviously it happened. With all the other situations, in that situation he couldn’t get any foul any more. That is not right as well.”

“It was always like this and you have to deal with that. He has to be much better, he can do much better and he will score again, there is no doubt about that.”

On playing against Salah’s former team, Klopp stated, “Now we have played twice against former team-mates. Before the game they are very friendly and ‘Hello Mo, how are you?’ and hug. But then during the game, bang. The same with Antonio Rudiger today.”

Salah has failed to score and is yet to break the record to become the very best goal scorer in a 38-game Premier League season.

Liverpool need to win their final game of this campaign against Brighton to avoid any chances of not securing a Champions League spot.

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