Mohamed Salah has sent a heartfelt message to Liverpool fans promising that the team will "fight like champions" to turn their dismal form around. The Reds slumped to their third consecutive defeat to Leicester City over the weekend, and are out of the title race by their manager's own admission, but the Egyptian star has posted a defiant message on social media.
Salah gave the visitors the lead at the King Power stadium, but a flurry of blunders, all within seven minutes, saw the defending Premier League champions fall to their sixth defeat of the season. Jurgen Klopp admitted after the loss that a successful defence of the title was now beyond his side, who sit 13 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.
Salah took to social media to to promise their fans that Liverpool will keep doing all they can to close the gap. He tweeted: “It’s been a tough period for many reasons. We are champions and we will fight like champions, until the very end. We will not allow this season to be defined by the recent results we’ve had. That is my promise to all of you.”
Klopp was unable to hide his disappointment after the defeat by Brendan Rodger's side. When asked if he was conceding the title, the German simply replied: "Yes."
He added: "I don't think we can close that gap this year. We have to win football games. Today was really good in parts. We have to avoid mistakes and misunderstanding. We cannot avoid VAR mistakes but in our hands we have to avoid it."
While their domestic situation looks grim, Liverpool still have Champions League honours to fight for. They take on RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Merseyside rivals Everton, who are just three points behind them in the league.