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Jurgen Klopp decision Mohamed Salah 'doesn't like' will pay dividends

Jurgen Klopp made a decision on Saturday that Mohamed Salah ‘doesn’t like’. It’s one that will pay dividends this month, however.

Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah didn’t like the decision to sub him off against Brighton. “He doesn’t like it, I know, but that’s it,” he told BT Sport after the game.

Klopp’s reasoning was solid, though. Salah had been out and then came back to play two games in quick succession – the boss wants to be careful.

The Egyptian clearly didn’t like it, though. That was obvious from the way he stormed off the pitch and looked in the stands.

But the decision is one that will pay dividends over December.

Tough times

Liverpool have a lot of games over December – much like everyone else. They’ll play around every three days, with some breaks shorter than that.

That would be tough anyway. But it’s worse for Liverpool, who are dealing with an intense injury crisis that leaves them without half the first-team.

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But keeping Salah safe could pay off as soon as Tuesday against Ajax.

Liverpool will want a win there as it guarantees qualification and makes the Midtjylland game needless for them. Thus that offers a break in the month – Klopp could give the stars a midweek off and play the kids.

Salah should be ready and raring to go for Tuesday, of course, given he went off early against both Atalanta and Brighton. If the Egyptian is at his best and helps to see off Ajax, he could earn Liverpool that break against Midtjylland.

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It would be a reprieve that the Reds would pay a fortune for. It makes the entire month of December a lot easier at a difficult time.

So fingers crossed we’re looking back at that Salah substitution as another brilliant Klopp decision.

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