Salah and Klopp in a quarrel – Liverpool loses new points in the title match

Salah and Klopp in a quarrel – Liverpool loses new points in the title match

(West Ham – Liverpool 2-2) Mohamed Salah was ready to be replaced. Then West Ham equalized.

Al-Masry didn't like that.

Jurgen Klopp chose to put his biggest star on the bench from the start against West Ham. Even when Liverpool failed to score and needed a goal, Salah sat on the bench.

Only a quarter of an hour before the end of the match, when Liverpool had already turned the game into 2-1, the Liverpool coach pointed to Salah.

But before the 31-year-old could even set foot on the turf at the London Stadium, West Ham were held to a 2-2 draw.

What the discussion was about is unknown, but a replay of the situation showed a very frustrated Salah waving his arms at his boss and being sent off by his team-mates.

Klopp calmly walked away from the situation. He will not say what was said between them:

-We already talked about it in the locker room. Klopp adds: We are done with that TNT Sports.

Disagreement: Mohamed Salah was very frustrated due to his disagreement with his boss. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters/NTB

– It's not good to see at all. “You have two people who are equally important to the club,” says former Liverpool player Stephen Warnock. BBC Radio 5.

– When Salah is put under a little pressure, he doesn't like it – it's a battle between two big egos, Warnock continues.

Stephen Warnock
<-Stephen Warnock

Former England and Liverpool national team defender

Even with Salah securing the goal in the final minutes, Liverpool were unable to respond again.

Salah entered directly into the dressing room at the end of the match.

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– There the cup was smoking, shouted Jürgen Klopp, ViaPlay commentator Andreas Tufte as the final whistle blew.

The result means that Liverpool loses two new points in the title struggle with Manchester City and Arsenal. It is now two points ahead of league leaders Arsenal, who have played one match less.

– We are in a very difficult situation, Cody Jacobo tells TNT.

– It will be difficult (to win). It is not impossible, but very, very difficult.

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Liverpool were the better team in a weak and chance-poor first half, and for a long period looked well in control, but that was before they were treated to a veritable cold shower two minutes before half-time when Jarrod Bowen rose into the air from a cross. From Muhammad Quddus.

In the second half, Liverpool came out at a completely different pace and started the first half brilliantly when Andy Robertson equalized 1-1.

Then, after half-time, the game turned when West Ham's defense was unlucky and made a mistake. Cody Jacobo's shot went through one, two and three West Ham players before the ball curled into the back net to make it 2-1.

Then Liverpool will only need three points.

Michail Antonio wanted it different and made it 2-2 with a brilliant header beyond Alisson's reach.

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