Jurgen Klopp has tonight confirmed at his press conference that Mohamed Salah is expected to be fit to face Sevilla in Liverpool’s opening Champions League game.
It was revealed that Salah missed the open training session on Tuesday evening after being sent home with an illness. Speculation then mounted regarding the Egyptian’s availability to face Sevilla on Wednesday at Anfield.
Liverpool say Salah sent home before training due to illness
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Jurgen Klopp however, allayed fears that the winger would miss the game and said that he expects Salah to be back at training tomorrow morning.
Klopp: “Mo, we sent him home tonight, that’s right. He was in; Mo said he can train, the doc said he could train. But then I asked the doc would be best for him and he said [it would be] if he doesn’t have to train because he has a little bit of a sore throat.
“It should not be that serious, so we sent him home so he cannot spread the virus, if it is a virus. In this moment we expect him back tomorrow morning for normal training.”
Salah has been in good form for Liverpool this season, scoring 3 goals in 6 appearances and will be looking to add to that against the Spanish outfit.
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Klopp also spoke about Philippe Coutinho’s availability for tomorrows’ game. The Brazilian, who hasn’t played a competitive minute of football for Liverpool this season, is in training after Liverpool refused to sell him to Barcelona this summer.
When asked whether Coutinho will feature tomorrow, Klopp was non-committal on the issue.
Klopp: “I could [give you an idea], but I’m sure all the Liverpool supporters around the world are ready to wait another 24 hours. He is fit, he is healthy. All other information about the line-up, I think, you have to wait until tomorrow. He is here [with] no [fitness issue].”