Salah Breaks Silence On Klopp’s AFCON Comments

Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah has finally broken his silence on his club coach Jurgen Klopp’s comments about the “little” Africa Cup of Nations.

Klopp had made a sarcastic remark about this month’s Africa Cup of Nations back in November, calling it a “little tournament” which had caused a lot of outrage on the continent and beyond.

Salah, though, has now defended his coach and insisted the German’s words were meant as a joke and not to discredit Africa’s elite tournament, which is scheduled in the middle of the European football calendar.

“Klopp was saying it as a joke, he wants us to come,” Salah said, as quoted by Joy Sports.

“He told me, he wishes me to win, I don’t know what he told Mane.

“In England they regard the AFCON as a big tournament.”

Salah himself will enter the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt later on Tuesday, when they will face Nigeria in their Group D opener.

So far, the 29-year-old has scored 43 goals in 73 appearances for the Pharaohs.

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