Jurgen Klopp slams Hamza Choudhury for 'dangerous as hell' tackle on Mohamed Salah

Liverpool FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season with a dramatic 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday.


The Anfield side were on the brink of dropping their first points of the season when Sadio Mane went down under a Marc Albrighton challenge to win a penalty.

Mr Reliable, James Milner, stepped and stroked the spot-kick home to snatch what could be a vital three points for the Reds.

It was a tricky afternoon for Jurgen Klopp's side, who will be relieved to see the back of the Foxes after they gave the league leaders a mighty scare.

Despite only registering one shot on target in the whole game, Leicester gave as good as they got and will feel a little sick having lost the lot in the end.

For Liverpool, the win see's them extend their Premier League winning run to 17 games as they go clear at the top - temporarily at least - by eight points.

However, it wasn't all good news for Klopp after talismanic forward Mohamed Salah limped off late in the piece with an apparent ankle injury.

The Egyptian was racing towards goal when Hamza Choudhury scythed him down with an ugly sliding challenge.

Liverpool FC v Leicester City - Premier League

Choudhury knew exactly what he was doing too, stopping the Liverpool number 11 dead in his tracks just as a dangerous attack was developing.

It was an ugly challenge from every angle and Choudhury might consider himself lucky to get away with just a yellow card.

Speaking on the incident in the aftermath of the fiery affair, Klopp pulled no punches in his assessment of the challenge.

"It's a challenge I really don't understand. It's dangerous as hell.

He has to calm down in situations like this, it is not the first time.

"He is a super player, top development, but these kinds of challenges - no!"

Not a fan, then.

Klopp was unable to provide much information on the state of Salah's injury but fortunately, the international break will give him some time to heal.

After a very intense few weeks, it will be a welcome break for Klopp and co.


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