Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has shed light on Mohamed Salah‘s injury status ahead of Liverpool’s encounter with Burnley, revealing that the Egyptian forward remains sidelined due to a hamstring problem incurred during international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. Despite Salah’s absence, Liverpool has maintained impressive form, reaching the Carabao Cup final and suffering just one defeat in seven games.
Klopp disclosed that Salah is still undergoing rehabilitation in Liverpool but has yet to resume full first-team training. Consequently, Salah will not be available for selection for the weekend’s fixture against Burnley. Klopp expressed optimism about Salah’s recovery, indicating that the forward could potentially return to training next week or the following week.
In other team news, Klopp confirmed the return of Wataru Endo to the squad following Japan’s exit from the Asian Cup. However, Liverpool continues to contend with absences in midfield, with Dominic Szoboszlai and Thiago unavailable. Thiago, in particular, suffered a setback after featuring as a substitute against Arsenal, with Klopp revealing that the midfielder has encountered a muscle issue. The extent of Thiago’s injury is yet to be determined, posing a concern for both the player and the team moving forward.
As Liverpool navigates through injury challenges and seeks to maintain its competitive momentum, Klopp faces the task of managing squad depth and optimizing available resources to secure positive results in upcoming fixtures.