A number of Liverpool supporters are unhappy after Jurgen Klopp failed to rule out Mohamed Salah starting against AC Milan in the Champions League.
The Reds return to European action on Tuesday evening, in what represents a dead rubber contest for Klopp’s men.
Progression to the knockout stages has already been secured after five victories in a row in Group B, giving the manager a chance to rest various key men as they sit comfortably atop the standings.
Salah has been far and away Liverpool’s star man so far this season, scoring 19 goals and registering nine assists, and it would make sense to give him the night off in Italy, given the Reds have yet another testing clash coming this weekend when Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa come to town.
Speaking in his press conference on Monday though [via Neil Jones on Twitter], Klopp hinted that the 29-year-old could be one of the big-name players who feature against the Serie A giants: “We need players. I can’t start with nine. We will see if Mo plays and scores. We want to field the best possible side for the situation that we are in.”
Liverpool fans unhappy at Salah hint
These Liverpool fans took to Twitter to react angrily to the news, as one supporter called the manager’s cheeky comment ‘insane’, perhaps still traumatised from the horrific injury crisis the club suffered last season.
“Why??? Surely we don’t need the £2.5million that much that we’d risk our season for it“
“Yo chill man smh“
“Silly if true. Mo looked in desperate need of a rest against Wolves.“
“Would be insane not to make at least 9/10 changes. Even Nat Phillips should play“
In other news, some Liverpool fans have erupted over a Reds injury update. Read more here.
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