Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has warned forward, Mohamed Salah not to expect any friendly treatment when he faces his former Roma team-mates in Tuesday’s Champions League first leg semi-final clash at Anfield.
Klopp told the 25-year-old that Roma players are not his teammates anymore so he should expect strong tackles from the Italian club defenders.
Salah joined Liverpool from Roma last summer for £35million.
Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s clash at Anfield, Klopp told reporters, “I am pretty sure Italian defenders are famous for not having friendly games so I think Mo will feel pretty early in the game they are not his team-mates anymore.”
“But he can strike back in a football way. He knows that. I don’t need to tell him.”
“I didn’t speak to him after his PFA award but I’ll tell him what I want to tell him face to face.”
Klopp added, “It’s great, but the season is not finished and there are a lot of things to come.
“Mo is absolutely clear he sees what the boys are doing for him, and it is really special that he knows.”
“It is true that the team can be remembered far more than any individual honour [by winning a trophy].”
“We know that at the start of the season, and now we are close.”
“We do it for Liverpool – it would be very special, but I really don’t like to talk about things like this before we played it. We have to deserve that (trophy), not talk about it.”