Klopp warns Salah against getting a reputation for diving

Klopp warns Salah against getting a reputation for diving

Chelsea's hope of qualifying for next season Champions League got the needed boost on Sunday with a home win over Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday. I don't know if this will be enough at the end of the season.

Chelsea sit in fifth position with 69 points, two adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and three points behind third-placed Liverpool.

"Probably one month ago it was impossible to imagine we would arrive at the end of the season fighting for the Champions League". Our opponents are dropping points, but our vision is not in our hands. "We are putting pressure on the other teams".

Given their exploits in reaching the Champions League final in last week's semi-final, second leg with Roma, Liverpool's failure to produce an intense start was unsurprising.

"I hate the result".

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Jürgen Klopp has warned Mohamed Salah against the dangers of diving after the Egypt striker was booked for simulation at Stamford Bridge.

"We have a final next Sunday", Klopp said looking ahead to the visit of Brighton.

Chelsea's inferior goal difference means they need Liverpool to slip up, or Spurs, and if they do, two wins from the Blues last two games at home to Huddersfield Town and at Newcastle United will secure Champions League football for next season.

As things stand, Liverpool are still 3rd on the table with 72 points from 37 games, with Tottenham (71 points from 36 games) and Chelsea (69 points from 36 games) snipping at their ankles. The boys showed me that they want to fight and to fight and to fight.

"Chelsea has to win as well".

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"We are getting three points in every game. That doesn't sound like a holiday trip for me". Before the game they are very friendly, all 'Hello, Mo, how are you?' and hugs here and there.

In the post-match conference, Klopp pointed out that Salah's dive could lead referees to be wary of giving decision in favor of the Liverpool's winger in the future.

Klopp acknowledged his star forward had gone to ground easily after tangling with Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill in the 39th minute: "Yes, I think it was a dive, was it?"

Conte was pleased with Chelsea's combating of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

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