Yesterday evening saw a dramatic clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge as two of the Premier League’s three unbeaten sides came together. An Eden Hazard goal had The Blues 1-0 up before an amazing late Daniel Sturridge equaliser saw the Reds come back to draw 1-1. However, with 25 minutes to go, The Kopites were in up in arms when Jurgen Klopp hooked Mo Salah.
66' Both sides make a sub. @XS_11official replaces Salah, while Giroud makes way for Morata.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 29, 2018
In the end, Klopp may have got this one right, but that didn’t stop the Liverpool fans having a go on Twitter when their number one goal threat, Mo Salah, was taken off for Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss attacker-turned-midfielder didn’t have much of an impact after he came on and instead it was another substitute who showed their worth when Sturridge unleashed a blinding effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea net.
The travelling Liverpool support loved seeing their side salvage a late point and continue their unbeaten streak, however, if Mo Salah had been left on to play the full 90 minutes it could have been a different game. The Egyptian magician bagged himself a ludicrous 44 goals in all competitions so there’s never a situation where he can’t muster up a goal, leading to the Liverpool fans dismay at Klopp’s decision to substitute him.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Salah’s substitution here:
kidding me !!!Salah was the best of the trio and he is the onw to be subbed out !!!!!
— Mazen (@MazenBasyoni_) September 29, 2018
I respect your decision but I can't agree with you klopp
— Henry (@MoHilal98) September 29, 2018
Very bad replacement….. why not Mane
— Amirelmasry (@_Amirelmasry_) September 29, 2018
Why Salah !!! Mane is absent this match
— Karim (@Kikosalah11) 29 September 2018
— Ibrahim kamil (@Ibrahim55317754) September 29, 2018
Shame on you klopp @MoSalah
— Mazen C. Salha (@Meezo1984) September 29, 2018
Salah was the best player
— mahmoud m fayad (@mahmoudmfayad) 29 September 2018
Liverpool, fans weren’t pleased to see Klopp deny Salah the 90 minutes and will hope the attacker gets given the full game on Wednesday against Napoli.