Jurgen Klopp Reveals Why He Hated Mohamed Salah & Liverpool Squad

Jurgen Klopp has opened up about the ‘iron fist’ style of coaching he uses for his Liverpool team – even stars like Mohamed Salah hate him.

Bos The Reds that explains that he can’t convey the reason behind starting XI which he chooses each fight.

Klopp chose to take the responsibility alone – and asked his players to accept fate.

The 54-year-old man crossed out Salah from the first eleven during the 3-3 (6-4 aggregate) draw against Benfica in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, Thursday (14/4) early morning WIB, even when the Egyptian superstar was desperate playing to end his seven-game goal drought.

But Klopp insists that the election starting XI Liverpool was his absolute decision.

“No other reason, no other story. Just a matter of necessity. In January and February, Mo played 120 minutes six times, so we can’t just close our eyes and say ‘what a fool’.”

“Footballers are like that… they want to play, play, play, play. They want to be successful and win everything,” said the German manager. The Mirror.

“That’s why I never ask a player: ‘Are you tired?’ [lalu dijawab] ‘No, why? Do I look tired?’ So I have to make this decision without saying much. I just decided and they have to accept it.”

“Right or wrong, that’s my responsibility. So the reason I didn’t start Mohamed Salah against Benfica is easy: because we’re going to face Manchester City. [di semi-final Piala FA] but also because there are 12 more games after that.”

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He added: “Even he [Salah] he’s only human and that’s why there will be games where he can’t start, there will be games where we take him off – he hates that!”

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“I just hope the players can play at the highest level as often as possible. Because they are highly trained athletes, they don’t need much rest time… but if there is no rest time at all, it can’t be. That’s why I made that decision.”

Klopp feels his decision to rest seven players against Benfica is right, because Liverpool will be strengthened by fresher players against Man City in the FA Cup, Saturday (16/4) tomorrow.

“If the seven players who started three or four days ago didn’t start last night and are fresh now, great.”



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