Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said it would be “a crime” to drop Mohamed Salah for their Premier League game against Brighton on Saturday.

Salah is currently the league’s top goalscorer with 10 goals in nine appearances so far this season.

Last week, the Egyptian netted a historic hat-trick as they beat Manchester United 5-0.

And he will be key again on Saturday when Liverpool host Brighton at Anfield, looking to maintain an unbeaten run which stretches back 22 games in all competitions.

Asked in his pre-match press conference whether there was any temptation to rest Salah with a Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, and then a tricky trip to West Ham, on the horizon, Klopp recoiled in mock astonishment

He replied: “So, forget pretty much the first part of your questioncompletely, please! To rest players against Brighton? That would be a crime!

“Brighton are much too good. They had a brilliant start, yes maybe the results recently not so much, but it is a real special game in the league.

“If you didn’t watch the game back, watch the [Manchester] City game again and you will understand what I am talking about.”