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The 28-year-old Egypt international spent the last week on the sidelines after testing positive for the coronavirus while on international duty.
The former AS Roma forward has proved to be nothing short of an absolute bargain since his €42m move to the Merseyside in the summer of 2017.
He has scored an eye-watering 104 goals in only 165 appearances for the Reds and has won the golden boot award in two of his three seasons in the Premier League.
The 28-year-old might have missed his side’s 3-0 victory over Leicester City at the weekend, but he still leads the Reds in the goalscoring charts having scored 10 goals in all competitions. His desire to stay on top of his game, therefore, should frighten Reds’ opponents, both domestically and in Europe.
Joe Hardy and Paul Glatzel are both facing several weeks on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament injuries on Saturday night, per Liverpool Echo .
The Liverpool duo were on the receiving end of unfortunate injuries as the Reds’ hard-earned draw against the Saints saw them move to the summit of Premier League 2.
But the injuries to the duo, who have been instrumental in the Reds rise to the top of the league, Overshadowed in almost perfect evening for Gary O’Neil’s men who are sitting atop the table due to a superior goal difference over 2 nd Placed Derby County.
Glatzel was taken off after he took a kick to his right knee during the first forty-five minutes, whereas Hardy, who had been subbed on moments earlier, had to go off after being on the receiving end of a poor challenge from Alexandre Jankewitz in the dying stages of the game.
After recording a one-sided victory over high-flying Leicester City, the Reds will now entertain Atalanta in the Champions League as their injury crisis continues.
Jurgen Klopp refused to put a timeline on the return to fitness of Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Naby Keita ahead of his side’s Wednesday’s clash with Atalanta, reports Liverpool Echo.
Henderson flew back to the Merseyside after suffering an injury while on international duty during England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium. The Reds skipper underwent scans late last week and, while he has been pictured at the Liverpool gym, Klopp chose to stay mum on Henderson’s fitness.
Shaqiri, meanwhile, has been an instrumental substitute for the Reds over the past few weeks. The Swiss international sustained a muscle injury while on international duty and subsequently missed the Reds’ 3-0 victory over the Foxes on Sunday.
Keita started for Liverpool at the weekend but had to be taken off after sustaining a hamstring problem just minutes into the 2nd half. It remains to be seen whether he’s back on Wednesday or join the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the sidelines.
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