Salah fought to particiapte in Crystal Palace match: Robertson



Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 08:21 GMT


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 - 08:21 GMT

Salah - file

Salah - file

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson said his Egyptian team-mate Mohamed Salah fought to participate in last Saturday's Crystal Palace match.

Salah had just returned from a renewed ankle injury and sat on the bench, and almost took part in the 13th round of the Premier League before Jurgen Klopp reversed his decision after scoring the winner in the final minutes.

Robertson said in remarks highlighted his club website: "I receive my salary for participating in games and training, so I do not want to miss any game or training session, and this is the case of all players."

"I wanted to play against Genk at Anfield, but the coach had decided to take me in that game or just Aston Villa, and eventually he settled on the league game."

"The whole thing depends on how we deal with it, and the same thing happened with Salah at the end of the week. He fought to be in the Crystal Palace match, but the coach preferred to rest him and not risk him being involved."

"For Salah, it would have been better to have an extra two-day break," he said.

"We all want to play games constantly, but we always have to respect the coach's decision."

Salah suffered an ankle injury during last month's Leicester City clash after a fierce intervention from foxy midfielder Hamza Chowdhury.

Liverpool will face Napoli in their fifth group stage of the Champions League on Wednesday at Anfield.



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