Is Mo Salah's Substitution a Talking Point or a Non Starter?

Mo Salah didn't look happy when he was substituted against Chelsea last night and his agent's cryptic reaction on Twitter seemed to clarify this.
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Mo Salah looks to drive away from match winner Mason Mount

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Liverpool succumbed to a fifth successive home defeat at hands of Chelsea last night meaning the Reds have won just three of their last thirteen league matches.

The reds were nothing short of mediocre on the night but one of the main talking points came through the substitution of Mohamed Salah. Despite looking more lively than his attacking counterparts, the Egyptian was substituted in the sixty-second minute of the game for the returning Diogo Jota. 

This led to a subdued reaction from the Egyptian who has already had speculation surrounding his future this season. As well as this Salah's agent, Ramy Abbas Issa posted a cryptic tweet.

As cryptic as it comes from Salah's agent but according to journalist Matt Critchley there was a method behind the substitution.

A suggestion that Klopp and Ljinders were in conversation about Salah's lack of defensive effort makes the reasoning for Salah's replacement a lot more clearer, despite him being the brother of the attackers.

In both Klopp's post-match interview and press conference this morning he reiterated that Salah's replacement was purely tactical and that's the end of the story.

Speculation on Liverpool's star talisman is sure to continue long into the summer as the reds continue to struggle with their torrid form. 

The hope for the reds is that Salah won't try to force a move away even if they miss out on the champions league. Klopp always reiterates that the 28-year-old is happy at Anfield and wants to stay here for a long time.