Mohamed Salah ‘devasted’ after Liverpool miss out Champions League spot
After Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-1 in the Premier League on Thursday to book their place in next year’s UEFA Champions League, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah apologized to fans on Twitter, sharing that he was “devastated”. Kin” that his team was missing. A chance to play in Europe’s top club competition.
A win for United means Liverpool will move up to fifth in the Premier League along with a UEFA Europa League place.
“I’m absolutely devastated, there’s no excuse for it. We had everything we needed to qualify for next year’s Champions League and we failed. We’re Liverpool and we have to qualify for the competition. At least. I’m sorry but this is too much. Soon for an uplifting or optimistic post. We disappoint you and ourselves,” Salah tweeted.
Some fans objected to the message’s pessimistic tone.
However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp jumped to the 30-year-old’s defence.
Speaking at a press conference today, Klopp told reporters that Salah’s reaction was “totally normal”.
“In the world of social media, a lot of bad things happen and I don’t think this is one of them.”
He further shared: “That’s a general description of the situation, and he’s right. But I saw him in the canteen an hour ago and he was smiling, not in a bad mood!”
Next season will be the first since 2016/17 – the campaign before Salah arrived – that Klopp’s side are not in the Champions League.
on Thursday, Manchester Made a triumphant return to the Champions League after dominating Chelsea 4-1.
The impressive win secured their place in Europe’s elite competition for the following season and capped a successful first season for manager Erik ten Hague. Casemiro’s arrival from Real Madrid proved pivotal in United’s revival, as the veteran midfielder showed his class throughout the match.
In contrast, it was another disappointing outing for Chelsea, despite their massive transfer spending of more than £500 million ($620 million). It was their eighth defeat in the last ten games since Frank Lampard returned as interim manager. The club’s season has been marred by inefficiency in both boxes and a lack of results, leaving them with little to play for.