The interview in a frustrating mood with Spanish media of Mohamed Salah left the Liverpool leadership unsatisfied.
According to the Telegraph, the Egyptian striker is unhappy at Liverpool after not being selected as captain of “The Kop” in the match against Midtjylland in the final Champions League match.
Captain Jordan Henderson started the game on the bench, vice captains James Milner and Virgil van Dijk were injured and Salah believed he would be selected as captain. However, coach Jurgen Klopp chose Trent Alexander-Arnold for the captain’s position, and this disappointed Salah.
Salah started the match with Crystal Palace on the bench. Photo: Getty
Sharing with AS, Salah admitted: “I am disappointed. I expect I will be the captain, but it is the decision of the coach, and I have to accept this”.
Not only that, Salah also left open the possibility of leaving Liverpool when he answered the question of whether to move to Spain to play football as follows: “I think Real Madrid and Barca are the top clubs. No one knows what will be. In the future, however, I want to focus on winning the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool again.
Talking about how long he will stay in Liverpool, Salah left open: “This is a difficult question, but now everything is up to Liverpool’s decision. Of course, I want to stay and break the records, I emphasize, breaking all the club records, but everything is up to Liverpool.
This interview was published on the morning of December 19 (local time), and is believed by the Telegraph to make Liverpool’s leadership unhappy. The appearance in one of Spain’s best-selling newspapers was the springboard for Salah to pressure to leave.
“The Kop” put Salah on the bench against Crystal Palace. Coach Klopp chose the following explanation: “Salah is in this match. All have played too many games. He can go in the backyard and make a difference. We want every player to contribute.”
Salah ‘s replacement in the match against Crystal Palace, Takumi Minamino, was the one who opened the scoring for Liverpool in the second minute. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino continuously scored to “The Kop” to lead Crystal Palace 3-0 after the first half.