The second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Liverpool and Manchester City is set to take place on Tuesday at the Etihad stadium but Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah may miss the game due to injury.
Salah has scored 38 goals in all competitions this season and has established himself as the prime contender for the PFA player of the year award. He was brought off in the second half of last week’s 3-0 victory in the first leg at Anfield with a groin issue. He also missed the weekend fixture against Merseyside rivals Everton where they took a point.
Despite the injury, the Egyptian attacker was pictured walking freely after the Merseyside derby. When questioned about Salah’s availability, manager Jurgen Klopp said that it was more likely that Salah would play than not although confirmation can be given only on the day of the match.
Not sure 100 per cent,
He was yesterday training with the athletic coach. Now I am here, at five o’clock we train at Melwood and we will see.
I would say rather yes than no, but then we have to wait for the reaction tomorrow and we will make a decision.
Liverpool have a clear advantage going into the game against the Premier League leaders and even a solitary goal in the match would mean that City will have to score 5 past the reds.
Therefore, it’s not absolutely necessary that Klopp play Salah but he will be hoping that their top scorer is fit and raring to go on Tuesday.