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Klopp Talk: Choudhury Challenge on Salah is ‘Too Dangerous’

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The extent of Salah’s injury is still unknown.

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You would think that Jurgen Klopp would be happy after Liverpool’s triumphant win over Leicester City on Saturday, but the Liverpool boss was livid following Hamza Choudhury’s dirty tackle on Mo Salah, a challenge that left Salah injured and forced the Liverpool star off the field.

“It was 1-1 and no-one wants to leave the pitch, so for Mo it was not possible to carry on,” said the Liverpool manager.

“Sometimes I speak about a win and people think I am mad, but this kind of challenge to me – I don’t want to speak any more about the player – but this has to be a red card.

“It is just too dangerous. There are more dangerous challenges, it is possible, but do you see more dangerous challenges than that? It is really rare.”

“It’s not that I want to see players sent off,” added Klopp. “The best players are quick technicians and it should not be possible if you take them down this way you get a second chance. That’s it.

“It is more a general thing than this. It looked to me in the moment completely on purpose – he is away, stop the situation.”