Tottenham vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says he respects religion and players fasting

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says he respects religion and players fasting

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, insists he has no problem at all with his Muslim players who are still observing their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

Klopp said he backed Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to observe their fast in the build-up and on Saturday, June 1, the day of the UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Champions League: There is no problem with my players fasting, I respect their religion - Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, insists he has problem at all with his Muslim players who are still observing their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

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According to Egypt Independent, Klopp said he had always respected Islamic rituals and lauded the performance of his two African Muslim stars before and during Ramadan.

"There is no problem with the fast of my players., I respect their religion, they were always wonderful and they offered the best whether they were fasting or not," Klopp said in a pre-match press conference ahead of the final in Madrid.

Mane and Salah both shared the Premier League 2018/19 golden boot award after scoring 22 goals apiece to top the charts alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Champions League: There is no problem with my players fasting, I respect their religion - Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane of Liverpool pose with the golden boot trophy after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on May 12, 2019 in Liverpool.

"There are days when Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah came into the dressing room late because they were praying. In this life there are things more important than football," the German tactician revealed.

In 2018, Liverpool's Physio Ruben Pons confirmed Salah would break his fast in the build-up to Liverpool's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

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Interestingly, the Egyptian suffered a nasty injury that abruptly ended his game early in the first half with a dislocated shoulder, and watched from the sidelines as his side lost to Real Madrid.

And now with a second chance coming their way it seems that Liverpool will be changing tactic to make sure Salah and Mane get their blessings from above.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ronaldo de Lima has named the players he loves to watch as he brushed aside Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo despite his exploits in Serie A.

The Real Madrid legend who had a blistering career in Spain and Italy confessed the new generation of players he likes. Speaking to Spanish news media outlet AS, the 1994 and 2002 World Cup winner had no place for the Portuguese icon.

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