Liverpool boss Klopp says Egypt’s Salah ‘felt his foot again’

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 18 Mar 2022

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed on Friday that Mohamed Salah felt pain again in the game against Arsenal on Wednesday evening, sweating over his star winger's fitness.

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Liverpool s manager Jurgen Klopp watches as his players warm-up ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. AP

“Mo felt his foot again so we have to see what happens," Klopp told a press conference on Friday ahead of the Reds' game against Nottingham Forest in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup on Sunday.

"We have some issues from the last game. Some are ill. Trent is out." Klopp added.

The 29-year-old Pharaohs skipper, who had picked a knock against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday, helped Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-0 in the English Premier League on Wednesday to fire up the race with Man City for this year's title.

However, he suffered some tough knocks during the Arsenal game, prompting Klopp to criticise the referees for not protecting him to the needed extent.

Salah became a Reds' fan favourite directly after he joined Liverpool in 2017 from Italian side AS Roma, claiming many individual titles, including the Premier League top scorer twice (in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons).

He also helped his team win the Premier League in the 2019/20 season and the Champions League in the 2018/19 season, which had been out of the club’s reach for many years.

However, his future at Liverpool remains in doubt as renewal talks for his contract, which ends in the summer of 2023, face obstacles.

Still, Salah's agent and the club say they are still trying to negotiate a mutually beneficial deal.

Salah has been called for Egypt national team duty for the two critical games against Senegal in the 2022 World Cup qualifying playoffs on 25 and 29 March respectively.

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