Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp has given an update on the progress of Mohammed Salah ahead of their Champions League group stage clash with Italian side Atalanta on Wednesday.
Klopp said he could call up the Egyptian for the clash after the striker returned another negative Corona Virus result. Salah got ruled out of their weekends 3-0 victory over Leicester City after returning a positive result while on international duty. Salah joined the squad on monday after his time in Isolation.
“Mo trained and looked really good and he gave a negative test like the rest. He is available [for selection] and we will have to see what we can do with that,” Klopp said.
However, Klopp couldn’t give an update on the other injury affected players as he doesn’t know how soon they will be making it back to the team. Liverpool injured players include Jordan Henderson (thigh), Thiago Alcantara (knee) and Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle).
“All the rest – no news. We will see. I don’t want to speak too much about it because I have no idea who Atalanta can bring – so why should we give any information?”
Liverpool will be heading into the game against Atalanta with hopes of sealing qualifications into the Round Of 16 with a victory. Their first encounter with the Italian title contenders ended a 5 – 0 win for the Premier League champions but Klopp admits, they play in a very special way and will present a big threat, despite having no point to prove.
“Atalanta is a threat even without a point to prove. The last game against them was a very special night. We played exceptionally well and did pretty much everything right, so many things came together.
“But that has nothing to do with tomorrow night. They are a top team who play a special way. I expect problems, always like this, and we must find the solutions.
“They work really hard and their man-marking system is tough to play against, so we will see who we can line up with.”
Boris Johnson announced on mpnday, that Clubs in the Premier League will be able to welcome fans back to their stadiums and the numbers could be up to 4000 depending on the capacity of the stadium, when the lockdown ends on Dec. 2nd.
Clubs in the second division could take up to 2000 fans but for the third division teams, Stadiums remain closed.
The Liverpool Boss was happy the fans will be back to Stadiums but the ratio of fans/capacity didn’t sound logical to the German. However, a positive news is always welcome and he takes its 100 percent.
“The problem is, I just struggle to put faith in any kind of announcements,” Klopp said.
“I don’t understand why it is only 2,000 people in a 60,000 stadium. But I am not surprised. It’s good news, good sign. I’ll take it 100 per cent.”