Salah injury scare leaves Liverpool boss Klopp furious at Leicester star Choudhury
Oct. 05, 2019
LIVERPOOL have been hit with massive injury concern after Mohamed Salah was forced to limp out of their clash with Leicester.
The Egyptian was left in a heap after he was hacked down by Hamza Choudhury minutes before the Reds secured a 2-1 victory at Anfield.
Sadio Mane had opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp's side before James Maddison struck to seemingly give the Foxes a share of the spoils.
James Milner then kept his cool late in stoppage-time from the spot to preserve the Premier League leaders 100 per cent start to the season.
But a cloud under the win was the fitness of Salah, who had been helped off the pitch after a cynical challenge from Choudhury.
And far from celebrating a huge three points, Liverpool boss Klopp was still lived with the Leicester midfielder's tackle in his post-match presser.
He said: "It's a challenge I really don't understand. It's dangerous as hell. He has to calm down in situations like this, it is not the first time. He is a super player, top development, but these kind of challenges - no!"
He should know better. You cannot only go for the man, and then he gets only a yellow card Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool made it eight wins out of eight with a win over Leicester but Klopp was in disbelief that Choudhury was only a shown a yellow for his lunge on Salah.
Speaking about the match, he told Sky Sports: "It looked like they were fine with the draw but we were not. We saw it in the situation when we got the penalty, which was a clear penalty.
"But I really stand here and should be only happy because of the way the boys did it and stuff like that but I cannot get over the Choudhury yellow card.
"He should know better. He maybe was unlucky with (Matt) Ritchie (sidelined for two months after a tackle from Choudhury), but it was him and he has to calm down.
"You cannot only go for the man, and then he gets only a yellow card – I don’t know how that works. You see Mo lying in the dressing room and you think, okay…"
Asked if Salah was okay, a furious Klopp snapped back: "How can he be okay? He was limping from the pitch and you ask me if he’s okay! How can he be okay?! Did you watch it back? Watch me, what do you think?
"We don’t know how he is, how should we know now huh?
"It’s just really hard. Three years in a row we’ve been the team with the lowest yellow cards, always the fairest team, we don’t do these things. But that’s to slow Mo down, that’s really not okay."
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