Salah relief for Liverpool
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah hasn’t sustained any serious injury after limping out of their win over Leicester on Saturday.
The Reds feared they could be without their star man for at least a few weeks after he appeared to be struggling with an ankle problem.
It came about following a late challenge from Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Anfield.
Sadio Mane gave the Merseyside outfit the lead but his effort was cancelled out when James Maddison fired home.
The match was decided in the dying minutes when James Milner converted from the penalty spot after Mane was adjudged to have been fouled by Marc Albrighton.
Milner’s spot-kick earned Liverpool an eighth successive win and has opened up an eight-point gap at the top of the table after Manchester City’s loss to Wolves on Sunday.
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But Jurgen Klopp was unable to revel in the victory after the full-time whistle as he was left bemoaning the tackle.
“I stand here and should be only happy because of the way the boys did it, but I cannot get over the Choudhury yellow card,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“He should know better. He maybe was unlucky with (Matt) Ritchie, but he has to calm down. You cannot only go for the man, and then get only a yellow card, I don’t know how that works.”
But it’s not as bad as first feared and the Egypt international should be available for their next outing against Manchester United on October 20.
Salah was taken for scans and it’s understood that he should be fully fit by the time the international break comes to an end.
The winger had already been omitted from Egypt’s squad for the friendly against Botswana in Cairo on October 14.