In Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp reveals he replaced Mohamed Salah because he wanted a “really aggressive” defensive effort on his right side.
Jurgen explains the substitution of Salah in their match against Arsenal
At the Emirates Stadium, Liverpool fell down right away as Gabriel Martinelli gave Arsenal the lead after 58 seconds.
After Bukayo Saka’s goal, Darwin Nunez tied the game for Liverpool, but by halftime, Klopp’s team was behind.
Roberto Firmino once more tied the game, but Arsenal was given an easy penalty that Saka scored to give Mikel Arteta’s team the victory.
Salah, on the other hand, found it difficult to have an effect and was replaced in the 69th minute with the score still being 2-2.
Klopp said that he believed they could when asked why he took Salah off. They were forced to defend once more at a high level, and the German leader sought to position Hendo there. Salah worked really hard and put in a tremendous amount of effort.
“I thought we can, so we had to defend again on a high level and we tried to put Hendo on that side there.”
Klopp could have removed a striker. The goal was still to win, though.
What’s next for the Reds?
Liverpool has been disqualified by Klopp as the league leader. It only makes sense with such a wide point difference. However, the German manager didn’t hold back while praising his team.
He described the pressure that Liverpool has applied to Arsenal. Additionally, Klopp have lauded the Gunners for their outstanding Premier League performance.
The next encounter in the Champions League is between the Scousers and Rangers. Then the Premier League’s Manchester City.
These two games are hardly the ones to pick up momentum from, joked Klopp. The German manager, though, is certain that they will come away from both games with victories.
As for the Egyptian International goes, Klopp believes the no. 11 is in good form this season. It is no secret the Reds have had a rough start. But the mentality of the boys and Klopp will lead them to a decent position.