Jurgen Klopp: 'Mohamed Salah has nothing to prove to Chelsea'

Antonio Conte led his players through final preparations ahead of facing Liverpool

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has hailed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as "one of the world's best coaches" ahead of Saturday's visit to Anfield.

Midfielder Emre Can is a doubt for the Chelsea match on Saturday, but first-choice central defender Joel Matip is back in full training after missing Liverpool's last two games with a thigh strain. "We've only had one day to prepare for a big game and I think this is not right, I must be honest", he told reporters.

"Another player in a similar situation is Kevin De Bruyne, [who is] doing not too bad for [Manchester] City now". I think this is not right, I have to be honest. Obviously it was hard in these times to come in the [Chelsea] team, they had already a fantastic offensive team.

Victor Moses is set to return to the squad from injury for the tea-time trip to Anfield. The last time the third-bottom Hammers played on a Friday they were hammered by Brighton - a result that hastened the exit of Slaven Bilic.

Egypt worldwide Salah, who struggled previously at Chelsea, has hit the ground running for Jurgen Klopp's men, netting nine times in the league already this season.

Talisman Eden Hazard was in high spirits during the training session on Friday
Talisman Eden Hazard was in high spirits during the training session on Friday

"If he would have played better at Chelsea we would not have him probably so I'm happy about the situation". He's a good player and very unsafe.

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard believes Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah did not get a proper chance to prove himself when he was at Stamford Bridge. He is a technical player but at the same time very fast and strong, good in one vs. ones and also very good to finish.

I was sitting down with Ian Wright the other day, watching the Sevilla v Liverpool game before The Debate, and I said at half-time it would be 3-3.

On Salah's departure from west London, the Chelsea boss added: "It happened in the past and he was very young".

'We must pay great attention but not only to Salah, but to [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino, [Philippe] Coutinho, [Daniel] Sturridge.

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