Jurgen Klopp expects Mohamed Salah to return to Liverpool for therapy on the muscle difficulty he sustained on the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.
Reds prime scorer Salah is about to overlook his nation’s subsequent two video games on the match in Ivory Coast after struggling the damage in Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Ghana.
Premier League leaders Liverpool initially struggled to create within the absence of their talisman throughout Sunday’s recreation at Bournemouth, however moved 5 factors clear on the prime due to a crushing 4-0 win earned by second-half doubles from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota.
Klopp feels it “makes sense” for Salah to fly again to Merseyside from AFCON.
“That’s the plan,” the German mentioned following victory at Vitality Stadium.
“If that’s already decided 100 per cent, I don’t know. But that’s the plan.
“However long he’s out, probably everybody sees it like this, it makes sense that he’s doing the rehab with us or with our people. If that’s written in stone already, I don’t know.
“I spoke with him directly after, the night when it happened. Since then he’s in contact with our doctor. I think he will be back.”
Following successive attracts towards Mozambique and Ghana, Egypt face Cape Verde on Monday night in search of to progress from Group B.
Asked if Salah would return to the match ought to his nation attain the knockout levels, Klopp mentioned: “I would say if Egypt qualifies for the final, if he’s fit before the final, then probably yes.
“Why not? That’s clear. It’s the tournament.
“Ivory Coast I’m sure is a wonderful country but we have no people from us there and their people have to take care of the people who are playing, so let’s see.”
Liverpool overcame a gradual begin on a soggy south coast afternoon to expire resounding victors towards the Cherries of their first league match of the season with out 14-goal ahead Salah.
Nunez broke the impasse 4 minutes into the second interval after which accomplished the scoring in added time following Jota’s quick-fire brace because the Reds absolutely capitalised on a weekend off for second-placed Manchester City.
“We had the oppositive of a good start,” mentioned Klopp. “We put ourselves under pressure.
“It’s about winning the game in the end and, as long as you stay in the game, pretty much anything that happens in the game is allowed.
“Today, step by step, we found a way in the game and won it.”
Defeat for Twelfth-placed Bournemouth was a second in succession within the prime flight following 19 factors from the earlier 21 out there.
Cherries boss Andoni Iraola felt his aspect misplaced tactical self-discipline after falling behind.
“We started doing things that we haven’t done before, going too fast, not so disciplined tactically and obviously we played worse in the second half,” mentioned the Spaniard.
“They were really clinical today. The first goal is difficult to defend; the other goals we could do more, we could defend better, react more quickly to the second balls.”