Mason Mount’s strike in the first half was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side against the Premier League champions.
But with Liverpool searching for an equaliser, Klopp opted to replace Salah after just 62 minutes, much to the Egyptian’s frustration.
Salah was seen shaking his head in the stands after the was brought off for Diogo Jota, and Carragher believes Klopp should have kept Liverpool’s top scorer this season on the pitch.
‘They don’t look like scoring, you never feel like a goal is coming,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘Even with 20 minutes to go you don’t really feel like Liverpool are going to score and even late on, it almost felt like there needed to be a big Chelsea mistake to be a goal for Liverpool.
‘I mentioned the Leipzig game beforehand and I thought Chelsea would play like Leipzig and I was right: they pushed up high, played from the back and in some way that’s playing into Liverpool’s hands but they still couldn’t exploit it.
‘In Leipzig they did exploit it with the space in behind them and Salah and [Sadio] Mane got the goals but that night they were from big mistakes from Leipzig.
‘At this moment when you’re watching Liverpool, you’re not too sure where the goals are going to come from.
‘I must say, I could not believe Salah came off. Liverpool were desperate for a goal. To take your top goalscorer off was a strange one.
‘Klopp has never been shy in taking Mo Salah off the pitch. It’s not a case of him being worried about taking his main player off and he’s taken him off in certain situations when Salah has been poor.
‘And you think, “okay, yeah, he’s a big goal threat”. But a lot of the time when he has been brought off in the past, Liverpool’s attacking play is maybe breaking down when he’s losing possession and you can understand because they’re not able to get anything going.
‘Now he certainly wasn’t at his best today but it wasn’t one of those games where I’ve seen how Salah can lose possession. He just didn’t have much of the ball and you’ve got to remember, Salah’s not a great player with the ball as such, he’s probably better off the ball, making runs and scoring goals.
‘What Salah is for me is a great goalscorer and that’s what obviously lacked, they needed a goal in that second half.
‘I just think when you need a goal late on, you leave as many players on the pitch that can get you a goal.
‘But he made that change, he was frustrated. It’s not the first time he’s done it, it won’t be the last and Salah can maybe get the goal or something at the weekend and Klopp will be proven right.’