Salah ready for Liverpool’s decisive match in the Premier League
Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah is ready to take part in Liverpool’s Premier League decider against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday after recovering from a concussion, coach Jurgen Klopp said.
Salah missed the Liverpool Champions League semi-final against FC Barcelona on Tuesday after a head-to-head clash with Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka last weekend but was given permission to train for the end of the English league.
Captain Jordan Henderson and full-back Andy Robertson also ended the match against Barcelona with physical discomfort, but Klopp is hopeful of both.
“The key words in the locker room this week have been ‘it’s just pain,'” Klopp said Friday at a press conference. “Hendo (Henderson) said it was just pain, Robbo (Robertson) said it was just pain. They should be fine. Bobby (Roberto Firmino) won’t be around for the weekend.
Liverpool must beat the Wolves at Anfield to have a chance to win their first English league title since 1990, but they could finish second with 97 points if leaders Manchester City beat Brighton and Hove Albion at Amex Stadium.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur surpassed all expectations when they reached the Champions League final leaving Barcelona and Ajax, respectively, on their way to establishing an English final of the tournament for the first time since 2008.
Klopp now expects a similar twist at the end of the Premier League, but admitted that City continues with the first option to retain their title.
“The week isn’t over yet, Sunday counts too,” added Klopp. “Of course we’re going for that. Nothing has really changed.