Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has come out to reveal the reason why he benched Salah vs Crystal Palace.
He recently revealed he felt resting the Egyptian was a very good idea as the team needed fresh legs.
According to him, Liverpool played on Sunday and then on Wednesday, therefore players like Matip and Naby Keita had to step in for the tired starters.
He aded that he is shocked by the 7 – 0 scoreline because games between LFC and Crystal Palace have always been pretty tight.
His words, “It’s just the first time for a while that we have the opportunity to do something like this.
“We played Sunday-Wednesday, so we needed fresh legs today. So Joel [Matip] could come in, Naby [Keita] could come in and then we had to think about how we can deal with that in the first line and Mo played the last four games, so a massively intense period. So it was clear it will be him.
“Then usually you would expect in a game like this against Crystal Palace – the result recently between us and them were always pretty tight – so bringing him in the last half an hour, I thought it’s a good idea.
“We did that, by the way, but it was not exactly the scenario we would have expected, of course. That’s it.”