Egypt's Salah misses Liverpool training due to illness ahead of European clash

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Sep 2017

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City vs Liverpool - Manchester, Britain - September 9, 2017 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in action with Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi Reuters

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah missed Liverpool's training session on Tuesday due to illness, one day before the club host Sevilla in their opening group-stage game of the European Champions League.

"The No.11 was absent as the Reds continued preparations for the opening game of their Champions League group-stage campaign … on Wednesday night," Liverpool said on their official website on Tuesday.

"Salah reported to Melwood but was sent home as a precaution."

It was not immediately clear if Salah would be a doubt for the Sevilla clash.

"He was in and the doc told me Mo Salah can train but what would be best for him is if he doesn’t have to. He has a little bit of a sore throat," said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.

"(It) shouldn’t be that serious so he can’t spread the virus if there is one. At this moment we expect him back tomorrow morning for normal training."

The 25-year-old has made a superb start to his Liverpool career, scoring three goals in his first six competitive matches with the Reds.

He said earlier on Tuesday he was looking forward to the Sevilla game.

"I'm very, very excited to start the Champions League games at Anfield. I would like to win that game," Salah said on Liverpool's official website.

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