Sun 02 January 2022 | 8:37

Klopp compared Salah & Mane misses to Kobe Bryant

The German coach believes that the big players also miss a lot of opportunities.


boss Jurgen Klopp has backed

Mohamed Salah


Sadio Mane

, comparing their misses to basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

Salah scored against Newcastle United in December, equaling Jamie Vardy's record of 15 consecutive Premier League goals or assists, but failed to score against Tottenham and Leicester City today. Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham Hotspur after a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City, and Salah missed a penalty in that game and wasted a great scoring opportunity. At King Power Stadium, Mane also missed a good opportunity, which was followed by a goal from the Foxes. Now Klopp praised the two stars of its team.

"We don't have a lot of experience of Mo dealing with crisis or whatever, because he doesn't usually have to,"

The German told reporters.

"Missing a penalty is tough, especially after the rebound going against the crossbar, that was unlucky there's no doubt about that.

"But that's it pretty much, they are top-class players who deal constantly with failure. That's how our lives work, even in some of the best games the boys play many situations don't work out.

"And then you deal with it in the game, and that's what you learn as a footballer pretty quickly. Whoever you are, no matter how good you are, often you will constantly fail in a decisive moment.

"None of us have ever succeeded in all difficult situations. It is what it is, I'm not sure but I think Kobe Bryant is still the one player with the most missed situations in the NBA history.

"He is one of the greatest players ever, you have to try it and you have to come in these situations; if you fail, no problem just go again and everything will be fine – that's pretty much the mindset Mo, and Sadio, is in."









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