Scan results confirm that there is no serious damage towards Mo Salah after a heavy tackle during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City.
Salah was forced off the pitch towards the end of the game after being caught dangerously on the left ankle by Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp can now breathe a sigh of relief as the latest scans reveal the Egyptian star suffered a twisted ankle, rather than ligament damage, which Liverpool fans originally feared.
The forward will now undergo treatment at Melwood during the international break in the hope of being available for the next Premier League fixture, away at Manchester United.
While there is not guarantee that last season’s top goal scorer will be fit in time for the huge clash at Old Trafford, the fact he hasn’t sustained a lengthy injury is a positive sign for Klopp, as he seeks a record 18-consectutive Premier league victories.
The news should come as a positive for the Liverpool boss, after being originally disappointed with Choudhury’s tackle.
“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 – but this has to be a red card,” he said.
“It is just too dangerous. There are more dangerous challenges, it is possible, but do you see more dangerous challenges than that? It is rare”.
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