Tue 01 December 2020 | 12:19

Liverpool legend comments on Salah substitution strop

John Barnes believes Salah’s irritation over being substituted off will be forgotten and Salah knows that the club's decisions are in his favor.

Following the dissatisfaction of


's Egyptian star

Mohamed Salah

with being substituted off by

Jurgen Klopp

, rumors were spread about tension in Liverpool's locker room. Liverpool legend

John Barnes

, however, says that Liverpool have forgotten about this and that

Jurgen Klopp

's decisions are in Salah’s favor.

Barnes claims that it is natural for a good player to always want to be on the pitch and play every possible minute, but Liverpool have resolved the issues between the player and the coach, and such events will soon be forgotten;

“Well, a lot of players aren't happy to come off - and why would they?!”

Barnes said

“And someone like Mo Salah, who loves to play, and who loves to score goals, he most definitely does not like to be substituted.

“He would be frustrated because of course he wants to stay on for the entire game. But it’s important to remember that only a week ago Salah tested positive for COVID, so it’s in everyone’s interest that he takes it easy just now to ensure he regains his fitness and strength, and that’s all that matters.

“That is also why he’s not playing all the time, as the club wants to protect him to ensure he gets back to normal.

“At the end of the day, Klopp knows what’s he’s doing and more importantly, he’s got his players best interests at heart.

“So although Salah was disappointed coming off, the players support Klopp and the decisions he makes but that doesn’t mean that the players won’t show their emotions - it would be strange if they didn’t.

“But equally, I can’t see this being an issue nor a problem. To be honest, it’s probably forgotten about already.”

source: SportMob

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