Klopp says it ‘would be a crime’ to rest Salah against fifth-placed Brighton

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool’s manager, ahead of their meeting with Brighton, says that it’d be seen as a crime if he doesn’t play Mohamed Salah, as the Egyptian wants to play in every minute.

Considering the fact that Brighton is on a good stats this season and likely to be a threat, Klopp won’t take chances at all.

Salah has recorded 10 league goals this season and has only failed to score against Burnley in August.

“He wants that, that’s true,” Klopp told reporters when asked if Salah wants to play every minute. “To rest players against Brighton, that would be a crime actually. Brighton is much too good.

Salah has recorded 10 league goals this season

“They had a brilliant start. Yes, now the last few results were maybe not exactly like they wished for, but it’s a real special game in the league. It’s a real special game.

“If you didn’t watch it yet, watch the City game back and you understand immediately what I’m talking about. None of them [want to be rested].”

Liverpool’s attack has received a lot of accolades, same applies to their defense as they have also kept six clean sheets this term too.

Speaking further about their new signing, Ibrahima Konate, who has performed tremendously well as was seen in their game against Manchester United, Klopp said: “Ibou is an incredible talent, obviously. He’s built for the Premier League. Physical-wise, he’s a machine, has the speed we need, likes challenges, has a really good football knowledge, anticipating situations early, all these of kind of things.

“It’s a real good package. But how I said, we have now a bunch of really good centre-halves, to be honest, so we just have to make sure we use them in the right moments.

“He’s a really good boy, completely in the group here and that helped obviously,” he added.

“Ibou is an incredible talent, obviously. He’s built for the Premier League. Physical-wise, he’s a machine…” – Klopp

Presently, Liverpool is on a 23 unbeaten run since April 7th in all competition having succumbed last to Real Madrid’s 3:1 win in last season’s champions league.

“In general we know when we are on top of our game, when we are difficult to play that means we have a chance to win the game – and that’s what we try,” the Klopp commented.

“Obviously we didn’t win all of them – we drew a lot – but most of the draws were probably closer to a win than we could have lost the game, so that just shows.” He added in conclusion.