Jurgen Klopp refuses to condemn Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian forward contracted the coronavirus after he attended the wedding of his brother. The Liverpool forward was pictured while partying without wearing a face mask. He was later tested positive on the virus and was forced to miss two matches for Egypt in the Africa Cup qualification. He has returned to Liverpool on Friday, but will be missing at least two matches for the club.
On Friday Klopp was asked about Salah’s situation. “How it always is in these cases, once you have a negative test then the process really starts. He is in a good place, he feels well, no symptoms, that’s all fine. There’s nothing to say in public about [him attending the wedding] to be honest. I talk to all my players in private.”
“But what I can tell you is that I was in Germany in the summer, and a friend of mine moved his birthday party because of me because he knew I was in Germany. Fifty people attended, and I decided in the last minute not to go. And that was only a birthday party, and it was allowed in Germany. That’s only one situation. In other countries, there is more social pressure on you, and a brother’s wedding is a very special moment.”
“What I can say about my players is that they are all incredibly disciplined. There were some cases of course, but they really know about the situation. But sometimes it doesn’t work out like this, something happens and we are in the situation are in. The rest, that is all between Mo and me. We did that already and we are fine.” Liverpool will face Leicester City this weekend before they will face Atalanta Bergamo in the Champions League next week.