Jurgen Klopp’s decision to withdraw Mohamed Salah in the middle of the match against Chelsea this morning made Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher fail to understand. Even though the situation at that time the club was lagging behind.
As is known, Liverpool did face Chelsea in the Premier League at dawn WIB (05/03). The duel that takes place at Anfield is predicted to be fierce, considering that both teams have the same target at this time.
Liverpool, who played as the host, were actually more favored, but what happened was the opposite. Chelsea managed to open the scoring thanks to Mason Mount’s goal late in the first half.
In the second half, Liverpool tried to catch up, coach Jurgen Klopp made a substitute, but strangely he pulled out Mohamed Salah, even though he appeared well from the start.
Unfortunately, this decision did not produce any results, it can even be said that Liverpool’s performance got worse after the Egyptian player was withdrawn. The 0-1 score lasted until the game ended.
Liverpool legend who works as an English football pundit, Jamie Carragher looks surprised and can’t stop thinking with Jurgen Klopp’s decision to pull out Mohamed Salah midway through the second half.
“I have to say, I can’t believe Salah is out. Liverpool really need goals, it is strange to pull out your top scorer. ”
“He was definitely not at his best today, but this is not a game like I saw where Salah could lose the ball, today he just didn’t get the ball that often,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
Once again, Carragher insisted that Liverpool needed a player who could control the ball and score goals like Salah, but instead was pulled out.
“You have to remember: Salah is not a great player with the ball, because of that, he is probably better at possession of the ball – running and scoring goals. Salah for me is a great goalscorer.”
“That’s what Liverpool need. I’m not sure if it’s something about Sunday’s game, sharpness, or maybe his performance or something, I don’t know. It’s hard to question Jurgen Klopp but I think it’s a really strange decision.”