Good news for Jurgen Klopp and the Reds after Mohamed Salah’s scan revealed he could be fit and ready for the massive rivalry clash between them and Man United.
A short concerning period for the Reds after a hard-fought win on Saturday pass over Leicester City. Klopp’s men just about took all the points and their eighth straight victory of the current campaign, and their 17th consecutive win, closing in on the Man City record.
Goals from Sadio Mane in the first half and a late, late penalty in the embers of the game by James Milner was enough to seal the fate of Brendan Rodgers on his first visit to Anfield. Leicester City did cancel out Sadio’s go ahead goal when James Maddison equalised with a rare chance at goal that came during the 80th minute.
Liverpool kept at it and kept pressing for their second goal of the game, and all the pressure finally paid off. Substitute Marc Albrighton was at fault when he challenged goal scorer, Sadio in the small box. The challenge on him led to the penalty, which was then converted by the cool and calm, James Milner.
The victory came at the cost of Mo Salah
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Sadly for the Reds, there was a hectic tackle on Liverpool winger, Salah. This came late in the second half (92nd minute). Hamza Choudhury was brought on in place of James Maddison after he scored the tying goal.
The midfielder was brought on to shut up shop in an attempt to be the first team to take points away from the flawless Liverpool. The midfielder went flying in at the forward and was nearly sent off but a yellow card was all that was handed out by the match official, Chris Kavanagh.
The tackle on Salah appeared to be quite serious at first, but it has now been revealed that one of their main outlets could be available on their return to club action, where their first fixture back is against out of form and boring Man United.
The Egyptian has subsequently undergone scans on the damage with the Reds having waited for the injury to settle. It has emerged the forward did not sustain any major issue as a result of the tackle, which only earned Choudhury a yellow card.
Salah suffered a twisted ankle in the challenge, and while there is no timescale set on his return, Liverpool are hopeful there is no long-term damage.
Promising enough for Klopp and Liverpool
This news is better than no news. What makes life even better for Klopp is Salah has already removed himself from international duty and will be rested, and can undergo a good rehabilitation period.
The player will continue his rehabilitation having already been excluded from national team duty for Egypt this month. (via: liverpoolecho.com)
For the ultimate showdown, we need all first-teamers ready and match fit for the oldest English rivalry. Liverpool will make the event an exciting one. Let’s hope the Red Devils come to play.