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Klopp explains why Salah didn’t take Liverpool’s winning penalty against Fulham

Klopp explains why Salah didn't take Liverpool’s winning penalty against Fulham

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed the reason behind why didn’t take the winning penalty against Fulham on Sunday.

Egypt international  has failed to score for the seventh game in a row, with his last goal coming against Bournemouth on February 9.

However, it was no issue for Liverpool who managed to leapfrog Manchester City into the top spot of the Premier League table, thanks to a late penalty from .

With ten minutes left on the clock, Sadio Mane was pulled back by Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico and the referee didn’t hesitate to point to the spot, awarding the Reds a crucial penalty.

Despite Mohamed Salah scoring five times from the spot for Liverpool this season, it was James Milner who stepped up to take the penalty, before calmly finding the net, earning the Reds a vital 2-1 victory.

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Speaking of the incident, Klopp said: “Mo scored penalties as well, but when Milly is on the pitch I think it makes sense that he takes it.”

“Doubts? Not really, but even Milly is a human being, and he can fail. But he’s very good.

“I don’t know if it was a penalty. But so far nobody told me it was no penalty, so it makes me quite comfortable that it was!” he added.

Following the victory, Liverpool sit top of the Premier League with 76 points, two ahead of Man City, who still have a game in hand.

Salah’s side upcoming game will be a tough one against third-placed Tottenham on Sunday, March 31, while Manchester City will travel to face Fulham a day earlier.

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