Jürgen Klopp gives Mohamed Salah injury update

NewsJürgen Klopp gives Mohamed Salah injury update

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Jürgen Klopp has offered an update on the muscle injury sustained by Mohamed Salah during Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations fixture with Ghana on Thursday.

The forward was forced from the field in the first half of the 2-2 draw and a statement issued by his country on Friday night confirmed he is expected to miss their next two matches if they secure qualification to the knockout phase of the competition in the Ivory Coast.

Asked about the possibility of Salah returning to Merseyside during his post-match press conference following Liverpool’s 4-0 win at AFC Bournemouth, Klopp said: “That’s the plan. If that’s already decided 100 per cent I don’t know, but that’s the plan.

“However long he is out, I think probably everybody sees that it makes sense that he is doing the rehab with us or with our people. That’s the plan, but if that’s now written in stone already, I don’t know.”

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Klopp added: “[I spoke with him] directly after [the game], pretty much the night it happened. Since then, he’s in contact with our doctor. The doc tells me the news, so I think he will be back.”

On whether Salah could feature again for Egypt during AFCON, the manager said: “I’m not a doctor. I would say if Egypt qualify for the final and he is fit before the final then probably yes. Why not?

“That’s clear, it’s the tournament. Ivory Coast, I am sure it is a wonderful country, but we have no people from us there and their people have to take care of the players who are playing, so let’s see.”

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