Jurgen Klopp reveals conversation with Mohamed Salah after heated clash on touchline in Liverpool draw

Jurgen Klopp reveals conversation with Mohamed Salah after heated clash on touchline in Liverpool draw

Jurgen Klopp refused to explain his heated exchange with Mohamed Salah during Liverpool’s draw with West Ham.

The Egyptian was dropped to the bench for the trip to the London Stadium, after a poor performance in Liverpool’s Merseyside derby defeat to Everton, and he was waiting on the touchline to come on when Michail Antonio scored to make it 2-2 at the London Stadium.

Klopp walked over to Salah and said something, before the forward angrily responded, eventually needing to be pulled away by team-mates Darwin Nunez and Joe Gomez.

Asked to reveal what was said between the pair, Klopp said: “No. But we spoke already in the dressing room, for me that’s done.”

On whether Salah also felt the matter was resolved, he added: “That was my impression, yeah.”

Liverpool are a point behind Manchester City, having now played two games more, while Arsenal will go five points clear of the Reds if they can beat Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday.

After another frustrating result, Klopp said he was “not in the mood” to discuss whether Liverpool were still in the Premier League title race, but it appears almost certain that his final weeks in charge of the club will not bring more silverware.

Klopp was instead forced to reflect on another wasteful performance from his side, with 28 shots not enough to come away with three points. Jarrod Bowen’s header opened the scoring, and while the visitors turned it around after the break through Andy Robertson and an own goal from Alphonse Areola, Antonio’s equaliser meant it was too more dropped points for Liverpool.

"Very disappointed, obviously,” Klopp said.

“I think everyone can see that only one team wins the game, and that is us with the chances we created, with the possession we had, with all the things we did. It was a tough one at the end of a four games in 10 days period, but I think the players did really well.

"We just conceded out of nothing and need a few more chances and kind of scrappy goals in the end to score twice. When we are 2-1 up we could control it, and still as I said in a lot of moments playing really well but the final situation we didn't take. That has been the story of the last four weeks."