West Ham star reveals what Jurgen Klopp told Mohamed Salah during Liverpool row

Mohamed Salah clashed with Jurgen Klopp at West Ham (Picture: Getty)

Michail Antonio has revealed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp threatened to send Mohamed Salah back to the bench during their touchline spat at West Ham.

Salah clashed with the Anfield boss as he prepared to come on during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Klopp downplayed the incident in his post-match press conference but Salah refused to be interviewed after the match and said ‘there would be fire’ if he spoke.

Antonio, who scored West Ham’s equaliser against Liverpool, has lifted the lid on the bust-up and says his team-mates have been talking about ‘on the training ground’.

‘So basically, this is not inside information, but what I’ve heard, this is what the boys have been talking about on the training ground,’ Antonio said on BBC’s The Players Channel.

‘As players come on Klopp usually gives them a big hug and wishes them luck, but when Mo came up from the bench he kind of walked in a different direction and did his shin-pads and stuff.

‘Klopp has put his hand out to him and his hand was just there, left hanging, for a bit and when Mo’s stopped what he’s doing he just slapped his hand.

Michail Antonio scored the equaliser as West Ham drew with Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

‘Klopp didn’t like that and was like, “do you want to sit back down?”, basically saying do you not want to go on? Nobody has told me what Mo said back. That’s what the situation was.’

Liverpool’s draw with West Ham all but ended the Reds’ hopes of winning the Premier League in Klopp’s final season at Anfield.

With three games remaining, Liverpool are four points behind Manchester City – who have a game in hand – and five behind Arsenal.

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It has been suggested that Salah will join Klopp in leaving Liverpool this summer but, as things stand, the Premier League club expect him to stay.

But Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes there is ‘every chance’ the Egyptian will be on the move at the end of the season and says he may have already made a deal with the club regarding his future.

‘I think there’s a real chance,’ Souness told talkSPORT when asked if he can see Salah leaving the club at the end of the season.

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‘There’s every chance he did a deal with Liverpool at the end of last season saying he’ll give them one more year and then go. A bit like [Cristiano] Ronaldo did at Manchester United before going off to Real Madrid. 

‘I think there’s every possibility that is the case. Salah is 32 now, he’s been marvellous for Liverpool, but I think he’s had his head turned by the Saudi interest. 

‘I think there’s every chance he will move to Saudi this summer.’ 

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