Premier League ‘Salah not there yet’ – Klopp provides injury update for Egyptian captain

Liverpool Mohamed Salah injured again

Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai may be available for Liverpool’s trip to Nottingham Forest, but Mohamed Salah will not return from injury at the City Ground.

Nunez and Szoboszlai resumed full training on Thursday after fitness issues and Jurgen Klopp is hopeful they can be part of the Reds’ matchday squad on Saturday.

On the fitness of his squad, Klopp told the media on Friday: “Darwin and Dom trained yesterday with the team. So, they looked good, but we have to wait [to see] how they react. Wataru and Robbo didn’t, but there is the plan that they join in today. That’s the idea but we have to see if that really works out.

“Ibou [Ibrahima Konate], nothing, it [him not starting against Southampton] was just time-sharing. Lucho [Luis Diaz] is fine, Macca [Alexis Mac Allister] is fine. They all look fine.“The little problem we couldn’t know about is that Macca was ill for one-and-a-half days I would say and Robbo had the same thing, so hopefully that didn’t spread now. So far I didn’t hear anything [but] I didn’t ask because I don’t want to know probably! So, we will see.”

However, despite making good progress in his recovery, Salah remains sidelined for now, while Wataru Endo and Andy Robertson are being monitored ahead of the visit to face Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

When later asked specifically about Salah, the manager replied: “I don’t think Mo is too far off, but he will not feature tomorrow and from there we have to go.“It’s like touch and go… but I think next week at any point it is possible. He is on the way back, definitely, but not there yet.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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