Manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken on Mohamed Salah and his injury recovery.
We are all aware of how important the Egyptian is to how the Reds want to play, and his presence was missed against Arsenal.
He is a big game player who knows how to score against other ‘top 6’ teams in the league.
Despite being of action since the beginning of January, the 31-year-old is still tied first with Erling Haaland at 14 goals apiece in the Premier League.
It was reported earlier this week that Mohamed Salah was conducting his own tailored training progamme as he works to full fitness.
He is battling to recover from a hamstring tear sustained against Ghana during Egypt’s short-lived AFCON campaign.
Now Jurgen Klopp has provided an injury update regarding the status of Liverpool’s talisman.
What was said on Mohamed Salah?
Speaking in his pre-Burnley press conference, the German had this to say on the No.11:
“Right direction. We hope (but we don’t know) that he can be parts of training next week…but we have to see.”
“He’s going through all of the paces now.”
“It’s positive. Either next week or the week after. If you ask him, it’s next week!”
Liverpool need their talisman
The Reds have performed admirably in the absence of their starman.
The likes of Conor Bradley and Diogo Jota have stepped up the plate.
During January, the Portuguese forward scored three goals and two assists to help the Reds secure maximum points in the league last month.
But against Arsenal, the leadership and impact that Salah can have on big games was missing.
The Reds should be able to get three points against Burnley tomorrow.
However, not having Salah in time for the Carabao Cup final at Wembly later this month will be a huge blow.
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