Tuesday Oct 08, 2019. 10:00
Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief after the ankle injury sustained by star striker Mo Salah against Leicester City is not as bad as first feared.
The Egypt international was felled by a Hamza Choudhury tackle late in the game, for which the latter allegedly received racial abuse from sections of the Anfield crowd.
Salah limped off, but subsequent scans have shown there was no major damage and he is expected to stake a claim for a place in The Reds trip to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United on October 20.
The striker was already due to be rested for Egypt’s home clash with Botswana during the FIFA international break, and so can spend the time on Merseyside recovering.
Liverpool have won all eight of their opening matches in the new English Premier League season, and hold an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.