Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has commented on a sad tweet posted by Mohamed Salah after the Reds failed to qualify for the Champions League next season after Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-1.
Yesterday, Thursday, Mohamed Salah tweeted: “I am completely devastated, there is no excuse for this, we had everything we needed to qualify for the Champions League next year and we failed. We are Liverpool and qualify for the Champions League.” competition is minimal. I’m sorry, but it’s still too early to post something positive or optimistic. We let ourselves down and we let you down.”
I am completely devastated. There is absolutely no excuse for this. We had everything we needed to qualify for the Champions League next year, but we failed. We are Liverpool and qualifying to compete is the bare minimum. Sorry, but it’s too early for elation or optimism… pic.twitter.com/qZmA9WsueM
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 25, 2023
During a pre-match press conference at Southampton, Klopp said: “That’s a normal description of the situation and he’s right, but I saw him smiling in the dining room, he’s not in a bad mood!”
And about the journalists’ efforts after the tweet: “I’m only concerned about the headlines you create, do me a favor and try, it’s a fact that we won’t be in the Champions League even if I knew after the last match.”
Jurgen Klopp in Salah’s tweet 🎙️
“I’m just worried about the headlines you’re creating, do me a favor and do your best, it’s a fact that we won’t be in the Champions League even if I knew about it after the last game.”pic.twitter.com/Mkj9CaoKIo
– Salah World (@SalahWorld11) May 26, 2023
And he continued: “The locker room is not at a bad moment, we haven’t had a fight between the coach and the team for a second and we haven’t pointed fingers at each other, fifth place? If you ask me, 10 games ago, I would say that it would have been impossible, that the guys did it really well, but it’s not perfect.
And he continued: “We’ll see, it’s always possible that things won’t go as fast as you want, it’s actually possible, the better players you want, the harder it will be to get them, it’s a long way to go.” transfer window and long prep season.”
He noted: “From a financial point of view, not qualifying for the championship is a big problem, but nothing more. From a football point of view, we will have European nights next season.”
He concluded by saying, “Next season we will have European nights. Instead of playing on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will play on Thursday. Who cares?”
With Manchester United’s win, he moved up to third in the English Premier League table with 72 points to secure entry into the European Champions League next season, accompanied by Manchester City, Arsenal and Newcastle, while Liverpool headed to the European league. League with Brighton ahead of the Reds’ last match against Southampton next Sunday.