Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will participate in training on Monday after he underwent a negative test for Corona virus.
Salah was excluded from Sunday’s 3-0 win over Leicester After testing positive for the virus While he was away on an international mission with Egypt earlier this month.
The Liverpool coach confirmed that Salah tested negative on Sunday before the Leicester match and could re-join the group on Monday after a period of self-isolation, after he tested positive on November 13.
Salah will be subject to more tests in the coming days, with Liverpool’s next match at home against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Speaking after the win over Leicester, Klopp said: “This is what I heard, and it is negative today.
“I think from now on it is very normal in all the exams. Tomorrow we have the UEFA exam and I’m sure it will be in that.
“He can train with us tomorrow. There are two exams in the next couple of days so he will be tested.”
Salah’s presence will be a welcome boost to Klopp, who is already lacking a number of top players due to injury – including defenders Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
There are also concerns about midfielder Naby Keita, who was forced out of the Leicester match due to a hamstring problem.
Still, Klopp says it is too early to tell how severe the injury is.
“He felt his hamstrings and couldn’t play, otherwise he would have stayed on the field,” he said.
Klopp also confirmed that Xherdan Shaqiri missed the match after scans revealed that he suffered a minor muscle injury after returning from international duty with Switzerland.
“How do I know that,” said Klopp, “Shaqiri had a minor muscle injury in the national team which he didn’t really realize.”
“So he trained now with us, we gave him a day off and then he came back. He participated in a session but he wasn’t fully involved.
“Then he felt it a little bit. He did a survey and found he had been infected for five or six days. Nobody knew that, not even Shak, but that’s how it goes sometimes, so he wasn’t able to participate.”
crisis? What crisis?
Liverpool may have been without men key Virgil van Dyck, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah, but they still outgrow the Leicester side that had previously set a record 100 per cent on the road this season and were looking forward to the top spot.
Instead, Jurgen Klopp’s side joined Tottenham at the top. What a gem they signed for Diogo Jota, who became the first player in Liverpool history to score in his first four home matches.
“It was good,” Klopp told Sky Sports [satisfying]Because we deserved to win 100% and the boys played a great game against a big opponent. Playing like we did tonight, don’t take this for granted.
“The boys were on fire – at football level – they played, played and played. Jimmy Vardy was much deeper than last season, which made it even more difficult, as we had to bring Jenny (Vinaldom) into possession as well. How the entire defending team from the front was amazing. We should have scored more goals, and this is the first sign of a good game. “
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