Liverpool 2 – Leicester 1
Liverpool finished 2017 winning 2-1 at Leicester.
Jamie Vardy put the Foxes ahead in the first half, but after the break Mohamed Salah was again Liverpool’s saviour.
The Egyptian scored twice in front of the Kop to lift his tally to 17 goals in the Premier League this season.
Bad news for Mohamed Salah
But after the Leicester match Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Mohamed Salah picked up a knock towards the end of the game.
Salah was replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum with seven minutes remaining in the match.
The north African star had trouble walking as he left the pitch, and Klopp said:
(Salah) was limping at the end, and that’s never a good sign. We will have to see what the problem is and what he can do for the next game.
It’s now been reported by the Mirror that Salah is out for two weeks with a knee injury. The tabloid reports:
Mohamed Salah has been ruled out for at least a fortnight after limping away from Liverpool’s Saturday victory over Leicester.
The Egypt international will be allowed to travel to Ghana, along with club-mate Sadio Mane, later in the week to attend Thursday’s Confederation of African Football Player of the Year awards.
Liverpool vs Man City
The hope is that Salah will return for Liverpool against Man City at Anfield on January 14.
Earlier in the season Liverpool were beaten 5-0 at Man City in the Premier League.
Sadio Mane was sent off in the clash at the Etihad Stadium.
Burnley vs Liverpool
The Clarets, who are having a magnificent season, were held to a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield on Saturday. Sean Dyche’s side are now four matches without a win.
Strangely, Burnley have the second best attacking record at home this season, while also having the second worst defensive home record.
Liverpool, however, have scored more goals on the road this season than any other side.
These two sides played out a 1-1 draw at Anfield back in September. Scott Arfield opened the scoring for Burnley before Mohamed Salah equalised three minutes later.