Jurgen Klopp gives Salah injury update ahead of Everton clash


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given an update on Mohamed Salah’s injury as the player hopes to be fit for the Merseyside derby on Saturday.

The Egyptian has been possibly the most impressive player in all of Europe this season, as well as the Premier League.

Having scored his 38th goal in all competitions on Wednesday, there is no doubt they would want him available against their rivals Everton.

Mo Salah & Roberto Firmino

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on March 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Though, that is looking more and more likely not to happen after being taken off with an injury in midweek.

Now, Klopp has explained why we won’t risk Salah if he isn’t 100% fit.

“I cannot make Mo available because it is the derby. You cannot push a player through a game,” he explained in his press conference today.

“None of our supporters would want that. If he is a doubt, and not 100 percent, he will not be involved.

“I would not risk any player, not just Mo, it would be the same situation.

“We have tried everything to make him available. 24 hours to go so let’s see.”


There has also been much talk about prioritising the second leg against Man City next week over the Merseyside derby.

Some fans are okay with several players being rested if it means a full squad for the Champions League but Klopp doesn’t agree.

“You cannot do it like this. Anything can happen overnight, a player can get ill or something,” he explained.

“You must always focus on the next game and that is Everton. The next game is never the reason for rotation, the last game is.”

Liverpool boss Klopp calls some fans ‘idiots’

Mohamed Salah wasn’t the only big talking point in Klopp’s press conference today.

The incident prior to kick-off at Anfield with Man City’s bus was also on the agenda.

Liverpool fans attacked the bus that held the City squad on their approach to Anfield.

Now, Jurgen Klopp has had his say and he isn’t happy.

Click here to find out what he said. 

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