Liverpool’s boss the German Jürgen Klopp defended the Reds Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, after the player was criticized for his penalty kick against West Ham United Saturday.
The Egyptian star was subjected to many criticisms, as some believe that he aimed to simulate the penalty kick and deceived the referees.
The German coach responded at the conference on the Atalanta clash, saying: “I have nothing to say, it was largely believed to be a violation by everyone who saw it.”
“Believe it or not, I spoke with Mohamed Salah Sunday morning, and asked him about his condition, and he told me that he suffered three tackles in the match, one of them was in the penalty area, but he did not fall.” he added.
He continued, “We do not talk much about penalty kicks that we did not get after two days, but some people still talk about a penalty we got, even though the match was on Saturday.”
Liverpool defeated West Ham United 2-1 in the match that brought them together, last Saturday, as part of the seventh round of the Premier League.
Salah equalised the score in that match, after he fell as a result of the interference of the Hammers’ defender Masuaku, and got a penalty kick.
The Reds reached 16 points after this victory, topping the Premier League Table, followed by Leicester City, Tottenham, then Everton.