Liverpool boss Klopp believes Egypt's Salah doesn't need rest

Ahram Online , Sunday 17 Dec 2017

Salah was recently awarded EA SPORTS Player of the Month as well as BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017

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File Photo: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hugs Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp . (Photo: Reuters)

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has extolled the performance of winger Mohamed Salah, believing the Egypt's international star does not need to be rested despite being a mainstay in the Reds' squad all season.

"He had time out already. In the last international break he did not play for Egypt, he didn't start at Stoke, we take him off as soon as possible. That's how it is," Klopp was quoted as saying by The Liverpool Echo.

The 25-year-old Egyptian star Salah played all Liverpool's games so far this season while he just missed a League Cup defeat to Leicester City in September.

"I am not sure he played a lot more minutes than other players in our team, but it is true he starts often. It's because he is in a very, very good moment and it is difficult to think about leaving him out," Klopp added.

Salah, who joined Liverpool last summer from Serie A side Roma, hit the headlines in England, scoring 19 goals in 24 appearances with Liverpool so far. He’s currently the Premier League top scorer with a 13-goal tally.

"He is always a natural fit player. We talk a lot to the medical department and it is really rare there any issues with him."

Salah recently has been rewarded for his brilliant run of form in November with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month award, as well as winning the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. 

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