Injured Salah to boost Liverpool squad ahead of Manchester United clash

Mahmoud Sheleib, Monday 7 Oct 2019

Salah sustained the twisted ankle injury during the 2-1 win over Leicester City in the English Premier League on Saturday

Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury fouls Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leicester City in Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (Photo: AP)

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah is expected to return to Liverpool’s starting squad ahead of the Manchester United clash, after having suffered from an injury in Saturday's 2-1 dramatic victory over Leicester City.

Salah was substituted during the injury time of the game after being caught by a dangerous tackle from Leicester City's Hamza Choudhury.

After the game, Salah underwent medical scans that revealed a twist in the left ankle, but he is expected to recover before the game against Manchester United on 20 October, according to Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool said that it has not yet decided if Salah will be included in the squad given that he is still too early in the healing process for the team's medical staff to make a decision.

Egypt's new coach Hossam El-Badry had decided before Salah's injury to exclude him from the upcoming camp where the Pharaohs will play a friendly against Botswana on 14 October, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said.

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old English midfielder Choudhury faced a severe wave of racial attacks after the incident, prompting Leicester City to say they are “horrified” by the racist comments sent by Liverpool fans to the player on Twitter.

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