Salah injury update after forward limped off during Liverpool’s win over Leicester


Liverpools Mo Salah nach dem verlorenen Community Shield Finale 2019 gegen Manchester City in Wembley.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks dejected following the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah is a huge injury doubt to face Manchester United in a fortnight’s time at the Old Trafford Stadium, reports confirmed on Monday.

The Egyptian attacker suffered a twisted ankle during Liverpool’s last-gasp victory against Leicester as a James Milner penalty earned the Reds all three points on Saturday.

Liverpool’s next game is against fierce rivals Manchester United at Anfield, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side still looking for their first away win since March.

With Manchester City losing their game in hand against Wolves on Sunday, the Reds currently find themselves 8 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

However, despite their brilliant early season form, the absence of Salah for any time-period has the potential to deal a huge blow to Liverpool’s title hopes.

Salah expected to miss Man United clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool reacts during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Liverpool and Porto at Anfield on April 09, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
According to reports by PA (via The Independent), the Liverpool forward underwent scans over the weekend after limping off against Leicester on Saturday.

Results of the scans show that Salah, who had already been allowed by Egypt to sit out his national team’s game against Botswana to get some rest, has escaped serious injury.

The forward will continue to receive treatment on his injury at Liverpool’s training ground the week, with the club insisting it is too early to say whether or not he will be fit for a trip to Old Trafford in a fortnight’s time.

Salah was forced to come off in added time during Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over the Foxes following a tackle by Hamza Choudhury, which allowed the referee to book the Leicester substitute.

The 26-year-old left Anfield on Saturday in visible discomfort as manager Jurgen Klopp criticized the Leicester midfielder for a “dangerous as hell” challenge on the Egyptian.

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A shock Manchester City defeat at the hands of Wolves on Saturday that Liverpool will go into the international break with an eight-point lead over their closest rivals.  

Pep Guardiola’s men needed a victory on Saturday to reduce the deficit back to five points, but two 2nd half goals by Adama Traore handed City their first home defeat of the season.

Sunday’s defeat means that Manchester City have already lost as many games this season as they did during the whole of 2018/19 campaign.

While Liverpool have played 3 of their top four rivals in Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea, Guardiola’s side are yet to try their luck against either Arsenal or Tottenham, further giving Liverpool fans hope that Man City will lose more points in the coming weeks.

Still, as Liverpool will have learned by their experience from last season – when they were seven points clear at Christmas only to lose the title with a single point different, they need to win their own games to cement their push for the club’s first Premier League title in just under 30 years.

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