Wednesday 16 October 2019

Salah in line for United tie

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah sits injured on the pitch after a battle for the ball with Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury. Photo: PA
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah sits injured on the pitch after a battle for the ball with Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury. Photo: PA

Chris Bascombe

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp can breathe a sigh of relief as initial scans on Mohamed Salah's ankle injury showed no serious damage.

The Egyptian limped off in the closing stages of the 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday after being taken out by a challenge from Hamza Choudhury.

Salah was able to leave Anfield without a crutch or ankle brace, hobbling uncomfortably. And a scan revealed he suffered a twisted ankle, rather than ligament damage.

The forward will now undergo treatment at Melwood during the international break in the hope of being available for the next Premier League game at Manchester United.

Liverpool are offering no guidance as to whether he will be fit for that fixture, but the fact he is not being ruled out is a positive sign as the club seek to match a national record of 18 consecutive league wins.

"Sometimes I speak about a win and people think I am mad, but this kind of challenge to me - I don't want to speak anymore about the player - has to be a red card," Klopp said. "It is just too dangerous. Do you see more dangerous challenges than that? It looked to me completely on purpose."

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