Blow for Liverpool as Mohamed Salah hobbles off against Leicester
Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah hobbled off after getting injured in his side's 2-1 win over Leicester City in a crunch Premier League clash at Anfield. Salah was downed by Leicester's Hamza Choudhury after a strong challenge. This saw Jurgen Klopp clearly furious with the recklessness of Choudhury's challenge on Salah. Liverpool are awaiting the news on Salah. Here's more.
Liverpool have a two-week off until they resume play with the international duty on offer. However, when they return to action, Liverpool take on Manchester United before hosting Tottenham Hotspur and then facing Arsenal in the Carabao Cup fourth round. Manager Klopp didn't like what he saw and lashed out at the Leicester player. He said he cannot get over the Choudhury yellow card.
"Mo is lying in the dressing room. How can he be okay? We don't know how he is, but that's hard. Three years in a row, we've been the team with the lowest yellow cards, we don't do these things. But that's really not okay," said an angry Klopp after the match. "How did he only get a yellow card? Mo limped off."
Meanwhile, Choudhury was subjected to racial abuse by some Liverpool fans after his tackle on Salah. "We are appalled by these comments, which the club has reported to the police and to the social media platform on which they were made," a Leicester spokesperson said. "Discriminatory behavior has no place in football or in society and we will seek the strongest possible course of action."
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Liverpool went on to overcome a spirited Leicester City 2-1 at home. Sadio Mane got the Reds off to a perfect start. James Maddison's low finish 10 minutes from time saw the Foxes equalize. However, there was drama when Marc Albrighton brought down Mane. The reds were awarded a penalty after consultation with the video assistant referee (VAR). James Milner didn't waste the chance.