None of the Liverpool players, including himself, were happy with the tackles they received during their clash against Monterrey in the Club World Cup semifinal, revealed Mohamed Salah. Liverpool beat Monterrey two goals to one all thanks to the late goal scored by the Brazillian ace Roberto Firmino and now will be facing Flamengo in Saturday’s final.
Liverpool didn’t have it easy against the Mexican side at all for the Mexican side were hell-bent on making it a physical affair.
Liverpool scored first as Naby Keita banged one in at the 11th minute, however, Monterrey equalised moments later. However, it was the Reds who has the last laugh when Firmino slotted the ball into the net with a neat finish from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
I think it was a tough game,” Salah said after the match.
“They were very aggressive against us and all of us were complaining about our legs and they were really aggressive.
“I think the referee doesn’t protect us too much. But I’m not here to complain about it.
“I think in the end we showed our quality and we won in the last minute. I think we deserved it.”
Speaking to the reporters after the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also acknowledged that Monterrey were an extremely tricky opponent.