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Klopp Provides Salah Injury Update

Naby Keita

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given us an update on the seriousness of Mohamed Salah’s injury against Manchester City.

It was a splendid night at Anfield as Liverpool smashed Premier League rivals Manchester City 3-0, in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie. The Merseyside club now take a massive three-goal advantage when they travel to the Etihad Stadium next week for the second leg.

However, the stunning atmosphere quietened down slightly, when talisman Mohamed Salah left the pitch. He was subbed off due to injury just a few minutes into the second half, which drew concern for the Liverpool faithful.

Salah, who opened the scoring for the Reds, also notched up an assist for Sadio Mane’s goal in a sublime first-half display. The Egyptian superstar immediately walked down the tunnel clutching his groin as he informed the medical staff of his problem. This was probably the dark cloud on a rather perfect evening at Anfield.

However, before walking down the tunnel, Salah informed his manager Jurgen Klopp about his issue. The German boss informed the media about it after the game.

Klopp- Salah Injury Not Too Serious

The 50-year-old manager was asked by BT Sport whether Salah suffered a groin injury to which he replied, “I hope not”. The 25-year-old winger reportedly told his boss that it was nothing to worry about. “He said to me immediately after the game: ‘all fine, all good’ I hope that’s the case, we need to wait and hope.”, added Klopp.

Liverpool have an important Merseyside derby coming up against Everton on Saturday, which would help them cement a top 4 finish. The Reds would love to have their top-goalscorer fit and firing for the crunch afternoon time kick-off at Goodison Park.

Author’s Take

Although Salah mentioned that he is fine, Liverpool fans will be sweating over his injury. He has been without a shadow of a doubt, the club’s best player this season. More importantly, Liverpool would want Salah back for the second leg tie against Manchester City.

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