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Liverpool fans will be breathing a sigh of relief after it emerged that there was no significant damage done to Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian forward, and back to back Golden Boot winner hobbled off with the Reds 1-0 ahead on Saturday and was sent straight for scans at the nearest hospital.
He was substituted after sustaining a twisted ankle following a tackle from Hamza Choudhury in the match against the Foxes.
It has emerged that there has been no lasting damage to Salah, but he has yet to be ruled in or out of their upcoming clash with Manchester United after the international break.
A Liverpool’s spokesman confirmed they would be keeping an eye on him.
Salah has already been left out of the upcoming Egypt friendlies to give him time to rest after a long summer of competing in the African Cup of Nations.
Gazing. Thoughtfully. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/BSoZF6WUz6
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) October 4, 2019
The Liverpool man didn’t return to full training until a week before the start of the season and has started every game in the Premier League and Champions League this season.
It looks likely now that he will no longer have as much rest as first thought.
“I stand here and should be only happy because of the way the boys did it, but I cannot get over the Choudhury yellow card,” Jurgen Klopp said after the win.
“He should know better. He maybe was unlucky with (Matt) Ritchie, but he has to calm down. You cannot only go for the man, and then get only a yellow card, I don’t know how that works.”
Liverpool went onto win the game on the weekend 2-1 after Salah departed the action. Sadio Mane had fired the Reds ahead before James Maddison equalised for a resurgent Leicester side.
The significant moment in the match came in injury time when Mane was brought down in the 93rd minute. The referee pointed straight to the spot.
With Salah not on the pitch, the pressure for the important spot-kick fell on the shoulders of James Milner. The Englishman made no mistake and fired into the bottom right-hand corner to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool’s weekend got even better on Sunday as their eight-point gap remained as Wolverhampton Wanderers shocked Manchester City by winning 2-0 at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola remained defiant after the game. He told reporters: “The distance is big, I know that. For many circumstances, they [Liverpool] didn’t drop points. It is better not to think one team is eight points ahead. It is only October. There are still a lot of games.”
Liverpool will be hopeful of equalling the record set by City in their next league game and make it 18 wins on the bounce in the Premier League.
What’s next for Liverpool FC?
The Reds travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in their next game, and the fitness of Salah could be crucial to their chances.
They have gone in as the bookmakers’ favorites to win the league title @ SportsBetting after their win over Leicester, but an injury to their Egyptian could see a change to that.
Liverpool will remain the favourites to beat Manchester United in their next league game, but having Salah in their side would ensure they have the best possible chance of beating the struggling Red Devils.
United very rarely go into the fixture as outsiders, but that is precisely what they will be after they were humbled once again on Sunday against Newcastle United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also among the front runners to be the next manager to leave his post in the Premier League, and a defeat against the Reds would certainly not help his case.