Mohamed Salah: Jurgen Klopp ‘not worried’ about Liverpool forward’s injury problems
Jurgen Klopp says he is”not worried” about Mohamed Salah’s fitness but Liverpool will wait before deciding if the forwards performs against Napoli.
Salah has been an unused substitute in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday after Klopp explained the forwards’s ongoing ankle injury was”still there”.
He had been left from Egypt’s squad for their recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers from Kenya and Comoros so as to continue treatment to the accident, he plotted from Manchester City.
“Mo looks very good,” Klopp said ahead of facing Napoli on Wednesday, when Liverpool will procure a location in the last 16 of the Champions League with a success.
“We’ll see today but I am not too worried about it”
However, Klopp stated Joel Matip, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, won’t be hurried back.
“Joel is improving but is a while off,” he said. “There will probably be no scan this week and we will see how it is.”
27, salah, initially suffered the injury in Liverpool’s 2-1 win after coming under a second-half challenge from Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury, hobbling off the pitch at Anfield.
Since that match, he played Liverpool’s 4-1 away win over Genk from the Champions League and has been substituted off after scoring a penalty.
However, in the 87th minute, he had been taken off after scoring in the win over title rivals Manchester City.
The long run run of fittings of liverpool makes doubts over accidents even more difficult for Klopp.
The club facing the dilemma of having to play a Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar less than 24 hours after a Carabao Cup.
Defeat to Napoli at Anfield would observe the Italian side qualify and leave Liverpool having a result against Salzburg a week .
“We have plans for all and we alter them continuously,” Klopp added.
“I have two mobiles, and when one of these is ringing it’s seldom good news.
“You only get the messages if a player isn’t fine. Then you need to make new plans”
Defender Andrew Robertson played down worries over his ankle issue.
“It’s been easier, just a little stiff after games and some thing I could handle. I feel fresh and continues,” Robertson said.
“I get paid to play games and instruct and we are all the same, we still don’t want to miss training sessions and matches. It’s all about handling. Sometimes it’s not feasible although we all want to play with games and someone must get involved and tell you.
“Sitting up in the stands is no good for me and my heart”
Napoli sit in Serie A. and remain the only team to have beaten Liverpool this season, but have struggled domestically since then
Klopp is anticipating a”dangerous” Napoli side, however, and claims it would be Liverpool’s”biggest mistake” to think they are already through to the knockout stage.
“If there is a manager in the world that doesn’t need advice from me, it’s Carlo Ancelotti,” said Klopp.