Mixed news for Liverpool ahead of Genk: Salah returns, but defensive duo miss out

Liverpool have this afternoon confirmed the club’s travelling squad for their meeting with Genk tomorrow night.

Liverpool vs Genk

Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to welcome Belgian giants Genk to Anfield in a little over 24 hours’ time, for their latest Champions League outing.

As things stand, the Reds sit 2nd in the Group E table, a point adrift of Napoli.

After falling to defeat in their Group opener in Naples, Liverpool bounced back, albeit just, in their last European outing.

After taking what looked an unassailable 3-0 lead at home to Red Bull Salzburg 3 weeks ago, the Merseysiders were incredibly pegged back to 3-3.

Mo Salah’s strike 20 minutes from time, though, when all was said and done, proved the difference between the sides.

Salah in, TAA out

Liverpool’s match-winner versus Salzburg, however, had since been labelled a major doubt to feature versus Genk.

Salah missed his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday with an ankle injury picked up prior to the international break.

And the Egyptian’s explosiveness was sorely missed from the Reds’ attack, as replacement Divock Origi struggled to make an impact.

In a boost to the prospects of the Premier League leaders tomorrow night, though, it has this afternoon been confirmed that Salah has been included in Liverpool’s 19-man squad.

It is not all positive news for Jurgen Klopp’s men, however, with key defenders Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip absent.

The former has picked up a virus, while Matip is struggling with a sore knee.

Liverpool squad: Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Gomez, Adrian, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Brewster, Robertson, Origi, Kelleher.

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