For his side’s recent game with Midtjylland, the Egyptian star was supposed to wear the armband, but the honor was granted to Trent Alexander-Arnold
Mohamed Salah admits that he was very disappointed” not to have been called captain against Midtjylland for Liverpool’s recent Champions League match.
For their death-rubber final match in the group stage, Jurgen Klopp named a much-changed team, with star man Salah scoring Liverpool’s goal in a 1-1 draw.
As the most experienced player in the squad, Salah was supposed to be named captain, but the armband was worn by 22-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold instead.
‘I was, frankly, really disappointed,’ said Salah to AS. “I was expecting the captain to be… But it’s the judgment of the manager, so I understand that.
Salah sparked a move away from Liverpool with speculation, declining to rule out a potential transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
At Anfield, the interview may not have gone down well with Salah falling to the bench for Saturday’s Crystal Palace game.
Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport, “Mo Salah is on the bench, all of them have played a lot of games. He can make a difference and come on. We need all the boys.”
Of course, supporters of Liverpool will hope the speculation proves to be nothing more than that. Salah has his sights on the target for now but he didn’t want to say he was looking for a golden boot for the third Premier League.