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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 September 2018

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool do not need to rest Mohamed Salah

The German manager confident that the Egyptian can handle demands of hectic festive season of football.

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's top scorer this season. Andrew Yates / Reuters
Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's top scorer this season. Andrew Yates / Reuters

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been a mainstay in the side all season but manager Jurgen Klopp says the Egypt international does not need to be rested as the club are managing his minutes.

Liverpool's top scorer with 19 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions, Salah has missed just a League Cup defeat to Leicester City in September this campaign.

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"He had time out already. In the last international break he did not play for Egypt, he didn't start at Stoke, we take him off as soon as possible. That's how it is," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

"I am not sure he played a lot more minutes than other players in our team, but it is true he starts often. It's because he is in a very, very good moment and it is difficult to think about leaving him out.

"He is always a natural fit player. We talk a lot to the medical department and it is really rare that any issues with him."

Salah is the league's top scorer with 13 goals in 17 games for sixth-placed Liverpool, who travel to face Bournemouth later on Sunday.

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