- Salah was visibly irritated at being subbed in the 62nd minute against Chelsea
- His agent took to Twitter with a subtle message of disapproval after his client was taken off
- Salah is the Premier League’s current top scorer with 17 goals
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Mohamed Salah’s agent sent out a subtle message on social media after his client was subbed off during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
The Egyptian who is the current Premier League top scorer with 17 goals, was taken off just after the hour mark, having had very little impact in the game.
Jurgen Klopp replaced him with Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain while Curtis Jones came off for Diogo Jota but the substitutions did not help mount a comeback against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Upon substitution, Salah cut a frustrated figure as he walked to the bench shaking his head, almost in disbelief.
Moments earlier, the German-born tactician was seen shouting at the Egyptian to help in tracking back.
Many fans were mystified by the fact that Klopp was willing to take off his most prolific forward at a time when his side was desperately searching for goals. Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa tweeted with a full stop, moments after Salah as taken off.
A full stop could mean anything but sceptics interpreted it as a sign of disapproval at the withdrawal of his client.
What is for certain, however, is the tweet will fuel speculation that Salah is not happy at Liverpool, at least not at the moment.
Despite changes made by Klopp, Mason Mount’s goal proved to be the decider as the Reds succumbed to their eighth Premier League defeat of the campaign - an outcome that sees the hosts in seventh place, 22 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Their primary concern will now be to try and make more ground in the race for Champions League football next season.
“Salah should ditch Liverpool for Barcelona”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha sensationally urged Salah to ditch struggling Liverpool and join Barcelona, who are themselves enduring their own unique struggles.
In the past, Salah has been linked with a move to Spain, with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona both expressing interest in the former Chelsea man’s services.
Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.
Source: Legit Nigeria