Liverpool sweating over fitness of Egyptian Salah

Liverpool sweating over fitness of Egyptian Salah
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah warming up

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Apr 07, 2018. 13:30

English giants Liverpool FC have announced that they will continue to assess Mohamed Salah's fitness ahead of Saturday's Merseyside derby with Everton.

The Egypt international was substituted seven minutes into the second half of the midweek UEFA Champions League victory over Manchester City.

Since then, the Liverpool medical department has been working closely with Salah to attempt to bring the winger back into contention ahead of the trip to Goodison Park and the return leg against City.

“I don’t think it makes sense to talk here about what we do with the boys in rehab. But, of course, you can imagine we have tried everything to make him available,” Klopp said on the club's official website.

“[There are] still 24 hours to go pretty much, or 23 hours to go until we start. So let’s see what happens.I cannot make Mo available because it’s the derby, I would never do it. It’s not possible. I don’t think any of our supporters want us to do that.

“If he is a doubt, he will not be involved. That’s how it is with all of them; if they are not 100 per cent fit they cannot be involved. I would not rest a player with absolutely nothing, with no problem," he added.

“That’s our situation. We are used to playing every three days, that’s not the problem. It’s nothing to do with Mo or any other player – it would always be the same decision. “If you are available you are involved; if you are not available you’re not involved.”

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