Liverpool deliver Mohamed Salah update as Jurgen Klopp receives timely injury boost

Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah for this Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leicester, but Jurgen Klopp has received a boost with news that Andy Robertson is set to return to the side.

Liverpool have the chance to leapfrog Leicester in the Premier League table with a win at Anfield on Sunday night.

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes are in red-hot form, led by the free-scoring Jamie Vardy, who has eight goals in seven games so far this campaign.

The Reds are in the midst of an injury crisis at the moment, with Klopp slightly starved of options throughout the pitch.

Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold will all miss out through injuries, while Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara are both serious doubts.

The two midfielders are still recovering from injuries suffered before the international break.

Also missing out will be Salah, after the Egyptian forward tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty.

The winger was away with the Egypt team when he returned his first positive test, before returning to England late this week. It had been claimed that Salah had contracted the virus while celebrating his brother’s wedding in Egypt, and Klopp was asked about that in his press conference.

He insisted he has no issue with Salah attending the wedding, and explained that Covid restrictions differ from country to country.

He said: “Where do we start? We start with him being back today. That’s what I’ve heard, I’ve been in close contact with him all the time.

“As it always is in these cases, when you get the negative test, it’s the process starting. He’s in a good place, he feels well, no symptoms so that’s fine.

“The other thing, I’ve got nothing to say in public about. That’s what I’ve got to talk to my players about in private.

“What I can tell you is that I was in Germany in the summer, a friend of mine had moved his birthday party only for me because he knew I was in Germany. There were 50 people attending, I decided last-minute not to go. That was only a birthday party, and it was allowed in Germany at that time. It was allowed, outside, all that stuff, but I didn’t go.

“That’s only one situation. In other countries there are other situations, there are more social pressure on you and stuff like this. A brother’s wedding is a very special moment.

“What I can say about my players is that they are incredibly disciplined. Sometimes, it doesn’t work out like this and something happens. We are in the situation we are in, but the rest is between Mo and me and we are fine.”

There was good news for Reds fans, however, as Klopp will likely see Robertson returning to action.

Liverpool had a major scare last week as Robertson suffered a hamstring injury while away with the Scottish national side.

The left-back missed out of Scotland’s Nations League tie against Slovakia last week through the niggle, but returned to play against Israel during the week.

He was also spotted at Liverpool’s new training complex at Kirby taking part in training, and is expected to start against Leicester City.

Thiago was also seen at training this week having spent the international break recovering from his own leg injury, but Klopp refused to confirm whether he would be involved or not. 

Source: Read Full Article