Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended Mo Salah, after the Egyptian has come under criticism for the way he went down after being fouled by a West Ham defender.
The Reds were awarded a penalty at Anfield when Arthur Masuaku clumsily caught the back of the Egyptian’s heels and the forward fell to the floor.
Admittedly, it looked a little theatrical by Salah – but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t right to go down, with the Hammers defender actually admitting to the foul post-match.
Speaking in his pre-Atalanta press conference, Klopp said he “doesn’t understand” why the forward is being criticised and revealed the Egyptian sustained a knock.
You can hear the full quote from the boss in our video below:
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