Liverpool boss Klopp downplays touchline argument with Salah

Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Klopp insists Egyptian is not for sale

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that the misunderstanding between him and Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has been “completely resolved.”

The German, who is on his way out of Anfield at the end of the season, had an argument with Salah on the touchline in their 2-2 draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium last Saturday.

Despite Klopp downplaying the incident, Salah turned down interviews after the match, saying, “There’s going to be a fire today if I speak.”

However, in his pre-match conference on Friday, the former Borussia Dortmund coach said, “There’s no problem. We are absolutely fine with it. It’s a non-story.”

Salah started on the bench in the game against West Ham, and while being introduced as a 79th-minute substitute, he looked irritated by something Klopp said and only stopped responding agitatedly after he was ushered away by team-mates Darwin Nunez and Joe Gomez.

“Completely. Completely resolved. It’s no problem,” Klopp said.

“So, like, if we wouldn’t know each other for that long, I’m not sure how we would deal with it, but we know each other for that long and respect each other too much that that’s really no problem.

“I think we have the right to deal with these kinds of things completely independent of any expectations from the outside. So we are absolutely fine with that assessment. That’s a non-story.

“But in general, so that the best situation would be we just… everybody’s in a best possible place. We win the games; we score loads of goals. And yes, then the situation would have probably not been exactly like that because Mo [Salah] wouldn’t have been on the bench in the first place.”

Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes looks to have ended but they will host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

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