Salah status a last-minute decision for League Cup final against Chelsea

AP , Friday 23 Feb 2024

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah's availability for the English League Cup final against Chelsea will be a last-minute decision, assistant manager Pep Lijnders said Friday.

Liverpool s Egyptian striker #11 Mohamed Salah passes the ball during the English Premier League football match between Brentford and Liverpool at the Gtech Community Stadium in London on February 17, 2024. AFP


Two other key players — forward Darwin Nunez and midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai — are in similar spots with their respective injuries ahead of Sunday's match at Wembley Stadium.

“Dom, Darwin and Mo we have to really see, we have two more days — so today's session and tomorrow's session — and then last minute we will check if they can be there,” Lijnders said at a news conference.

Salah experienced muscle fatigue and didn't play in Liverpool's midweek win over Luton. He had injured his hamstring while on international duty with Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nunez also missed Wednesday's game after he was substituted at halftime of Liverpool's 4-1 win at Brentford last Saturday. Szoboszlai has a hamstring problem.

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