Liverpool: Klopp responds to Salah transfer comments
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been tipped to hold talks with Sadio Mane after his furious reaction to being substituted against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Liverpool were ruthless in their 7-0 win over Palace.
Liverpool were on fire at Selhurst Park on Saturday, as they picked apart Roy Hodgson’s side.
They found themselves 3-0 up at half time after goals from Takumi Minamino, Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The game was going perfectly for Liverpool, who were dominant throughout the match and treated the second half as shooting practice.
But the game took a slight turn for the worst for Klopp when he decided to take off Mane for Mohamed Salah.
He made the decision just before the hour mark, and Mane didn’t react too well to coming off.
The forward was visibly frustrated about being withdrawn from the game, with Salah replacing him and bagging a late double.
And Arsenal icon Ian Wright explained on Monday that Klopp might need to have a chat with him to make sure his head doesn’t turn.
“When you’re at that level, you don’t want to come off,” he told Premier League productions.
“You want to score goals.
“You don’t want to lose him [Mane].
“I am sure at some stage Jurgen Klopp this week will just pull him and say this – ‘I just want to rest you, you’ll get your opportunities to score. I don’t want you to get injured. We’re 4-0 up, I want to wrap you up a bit.’
“He is the one he won’t want to lose.”
Speaking after the game, Klopp downplayed Mane’s reaction and insisted he can’t always keep everyone happy.
“He wasn’t angry because Mo (Salah) came on, maybe because he didn’t stay on till after the free kick,” he said.
“You cannot do everything, they are human beings, but after the game he reacted fine, it was all good.
“Christmas will be good, but the season is not finished, there are a few games to come but we will be ready.”
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