Reporter at Anfield claims Klopp & Lijnders subbed Salah after he didn’t track back

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There was much surprise this evening when Jurgen Klopp decided to take Mo Salah off with Liverpool 1-0 down v Chelsea.

He hadn’t been great, but better than Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – both of who endured dire first hours of the game.

But according to journalist Matt Critchley, reporting from Anfield, the Egyptian had not sufficiently tracked back five minutes previous and paid the price – with Jurgen Klopp and Pep Lijnders immediately annoyed by his failure to help out.

In fairness, Salah has never been someone who spends a lot of time defending – and when you need a goal desperately – he’s the player most likely to get one…

Our superstar looking very disappointed on the bench after departing, and his agent sent out a subtle tweet of his own – suggesting he isn’t happy at the decision either.

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