Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Issues 'Final' Statement on Viral Spat with Mohamed Salah

Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Issues 'Final' Statement on Viral Spat with Mohamed Salah

Rene Otinga
updated at May 3, 2024 at 11:12 AM
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  • Jurgen Klopp has issued his 'final' word on the Mohamed Salah saga
  • The pair engaged in a heated spat on the touchline versus West Ham
  • The Liverpool manager is set to exit the club at the end of the season

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Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has insisted his recent spat with Mohamed Salah is 'completely resolved'.

The pair made headlines for all the wrong reasons last weekend after TV cameras caught them in an ugly spat during the Premier League game against West Ham United.

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Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, insists the issues with Mohamed Salah are 'completely resolved'. Photo: Vince Mignott/John Powell.
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Multiple versions of what unfolded have since been reported, but the most consistent one is that Klopp was angered by Salah’s attitude as he prepared to bring on the Egyptian from the bench with the scores tied at 2-2.

The Liverpool winger refused to discuss the issue after the match, saying there would be 'fire' if he spoke.

Klopp’s take on the Salah argument

In his latest press conference, Klopp reaffirmed his initial sentiments about the spat, insisting the issues had been resolved.

"Completely resolved. It's no problem. If we didn't know each other for so long, I'm not sure how we would deal with it but we know each other for that long and respect each other too much," he said, per ESPN.

"It's really no problem, so we can deal with these kind of things completely independent of any expectations from the outside," Klopp added.

Liverpool’s dramatic collapse

The viral spat between player and manager summed up the state of Liverpool in recent weeks.

After winning the Carabao Cup in February, the Reds have gone from quadruple contenders to facing the prospect of ending Klopp’s final campaign in charge of the club with just one piece of silverware.

They were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United via penalties, while Italian side Atalanta saw them off in the Europa League quarter-final, according to the BBC.

Their only hope for another trophy is winning the Premier League, and that seems highly unlikely as they sit five points behind leaders, Arsenal, with three games to play.

Salah labelled ‘most selfish player’

In other news, Sports Brief recently reported on Graeme Souness’s scathing take on Salah, whom he labelled the ‘most selfish player’.

Despite amassing an impressive tally of 210 goals in 346 Liverpool appearances, his tendency to wilt in the big games has drawn criticism.

Souness pointed out instances where Salah shied away from confrontational play, despite being Liverpool’s top scorer in 2023/24 so far.

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