Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah could return to training next week after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained while on international duty with Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Salah was initially diagnosed with a strain in his posterior muscle, and the Egypt Football Federation had indicated that he would only be absent for two matches.
Klopp provided a positive update on Salah’s condition, expressing hope that Salah may be able to participate in training next week. Thiago Alcantara will also be absent from the upcoming match against Burnley due to a muscle injury sustained in his first appearance since April.
Klopp expressed concern over the injury, noting that it is not good news for the team or for the player. Klopp discussed the uncertainty surrounding Dominik Szoboszlai’s fitness for the Carabao Cup final, as the Hungary midfielder aggravated a hamstring problem which caused him to miss most of January.
The team is unsure of his readiness for upcoming matches. After the 3-1 defeat at Arsenal, Klopp recognized the challenge of facing Burnley, emphasizing the need to respect the opponent and to focus solely on the upcoming game.
Klopp also made light of his past encounters with Vincent Kompany and Arjen Robben, displaying a forgiving and humorous attitude towards the situations involving the two players.