Jurgen Klopp is anxiously watching for a health document on main scorer Mohamed Salah as he prepares for Liverpool’s 2nd tournament in 48 hours.
The Egypt global took his tally to 23 in simply 29 appearances since signing from Roma in the summertime however limped off after scoring each targets in Saturday’s 2-1 win at house to Leicester.
Salah has performed 1,596 mins of Premier League soccer this season—averaging a purpose each 94 mins—with simplest 5 different attackers having been at the box for longer.
His absence could be a blow forward of the go back and forth to Burnley however Klopp is aware of the 25-year-old will want a spoil one day after equalling Roger Hunt’s 1961/62 membership report of 23 targets earlier than the flip of the 12 months.
“I don’t know on this second precisely [what it is] however he used to be limping. That’s by no means a excellent signal, to be truthful,” stated the Reds boss.
“We need to see what his drawback used to be. We can see what he can do for the following sport.
“After a sport the scientific division tells me who’s to be had for the following coaching however this time—as a result of we don’t educate now we have restoration—they’ll inform me who’s to be had for taking part in once more and that’s all I wish to know.
“For me it’s the maximum extraordinary scenario. It’s the 3rd time this 12 months [playing twice in three days] and other people suppose ‘wow, how are you going to do this?’.
“The excellent news is Burnley needed to play Saturday as smartly. I don’t suppose they were given the purpose [in the goalless draw against Huddersfield] with out working so they have got the similar factor to do and that’s then honest play.
“It’s not the most productive factor to do however it’s completely OK and we can be in a position as a result of we need to be in a position.”
The win over Leicester noticed Liverpool equivalent their longest unbeaten run below Klopp, when the 15-match streak from August to December 2016 noticed them head into the brand new 12 months in 2nd position within the Premier League, six issues in the back of then leaders Chelsea.
Rapid-forward 12 months and they’re fourth, 4 issues in the back of Antonio Conte’s aspect with Manchester Town a far off 17 issues forward.
January used to be when their cave in began, successful only one FA Cup tie within the month, so Turf Moor—the place Burnley have conceded simply six targets—isn’t a go back and forth to be taken flippantly as Klopp has nice admiration for the achievements of Clarets supervisor Sean Dyche.
“I believe my good friend Dave [Wagner, Huddersfield manager] stated to match what Pep [Guardiola] is doing at Town—an impressive season—with Burnley who’re doing precisely the similar below utterly other instances,” he stated.
“Improbable, remarkable. I understand how tough it’s to swim with the large fishes within the league and clearly they swim somewhat smartly.
“I in point of fact appreciate them and recognize them. They’re in point of fact organised and it’s somewhat tough.”