'ARROGANT' Salah should apologise says Egypt legend

Liverpool goalscoring legend Mohamed Salah and his manager Jurgen Klopp were involved in an ugly touchline fracas on Saturday as the Reds lost more ground in the Premier League title race. 

In the closing stages of the 2-2 draw at the London Stadium against West Ham, the Egyptian striker appeared to aim some choice words at his coach while he was preparing to come on as part of a triple substitution. 

The 210-goal forward had to be marched away from the confrontation by fellow sub Darwin Nunez with Salah later saying there would be “FIRE” if he spoke to the press about what happened

Klopp, for his part, insisted that the situation had been dealt with inside the dressing room and sought to move on as quickly as possible. 

With Liverpool’s season quickly disintegrating right at the end of Klopp’s reign, it’s the last thing the club needed. 

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The focus should have been on giving the manager a proper farewell, instead the team is underperforming and Klopp and arguably his greatest-ever player are at odds. 

It's been a month to forget for the Anfield side and Salah in particular, who has come in for criticism over his output since returning from a hamstring injury suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Mohamed Aboutrika, Egyptian football legend, was in the beIN SPORTS studio analysing the West Ham game and the former playmaker insists that his compatriot was WRONG for his role in the spat and called on the 31-year-old to apologise. 

‘Arrogant’ Salah should apologise says Aboutrika

"Sometimes when [big players] make a mistake, you have to apologise and not be arrogant about it,” Aboutrika said.

"Salah's statements after the match were wrong. Don't let the relationship between you and your coach reach a dead end. Klopp is leaving after three or four matches, and the relationship between you and him is eight years old.

"You have grown up together, so don't let the last impression of you with Klopp be that you are fighting with him.

"Always remain calm, and if you make a mistake, say: ‘I'm sorry’, rather than being arrogant. And don't listen to the English media which is always looking for drama.

"Big players admit a mistake and correct it. Go to your coach and tell him, "I am sorry."

Aboutrika played alongside Salah for Egypt at the 2012 Olympic Games and is widely regarded, along with Salah, as the greatest player in Egyptian football history. 

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