Brendan Rodgers responds after Jurgen Klopp slams Leicester star over Mohamed Salah tackle

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Brendan Rodgers has responded to Jurgen Klopp's criticism of the Leicester star
has responded to ’s criticism of the Leicester star (Picture: Getty)

Brendan Rodgers has defended Hamza Choudhury after Jurgen Klopp blasted the Leicester star following Liverpool’s dramatic Premier League win at Anfield.

The Reds maintained their good begin to the season on Saturday with a 2-1 victory however Klopp was however livid after the match because of Choudhury’s problem on .

Salah was pressured off throughout stoppage time following a late tackle from Choudhury and a fuming Klopp stated the Leicester midfielder wanted to ‘calm down’.

Asked about Klopp’s feedback, Foxes boss Rodgers stated: ‘I don’t assume it was an excessively dangerous problem.

Klopp was furious with Hamza Choudhury after he injured Mohamed Salah
Klopp was livid with Hamza Choudhury after he injured Mohamed Salah (Picture: Getty)

‘Mo Salah is coming inside at speed and there’s a conflict in fact. With the emotion of the sport at the moment, it may appear worse than it was.

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‘He [Choudhury] was just trying to get back into position. Mo cut across him and there’s a collision. He’s an sincere boy.

‘He makes challenges, he’s aggressive however I don’t assume there was something malicious in it in any respect.’

Liverpool seemed to be set to drop factors for the primary time within the this season when James Maddison cancelled out Sadio Mane’s first-half opener at Anfield.

But Mane received a stoppage-time penalty and James Milner held his nerve to transform from the spot as Champions League holders Liverpool clinched one other win.

Klopp stated after the match: ‘It was a super game. We upped the tempo. The we played was so important. Leicester’s objective actually stopped us however then we wished to go forwards.

‘The penalty was clearly a penalty. We knew it might in all probability occur, we knew we had been going to combat for the win – and we did.

‘Without luck, we cannot win the amount of games we have won, but over the 90 minutes we deserved it – we deserved the three points.’

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