Date printed: Sunday 31st December 2017 2:08
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp admits he’s fearful in regards to the health of main scorer Mohamed Salah as he prepares for a 2d tournament within 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 function each and every 94 mins – with best 5 different attackers having been at the box for longer.
His absence can be a blow forward of the travel to Burnley however Klopp is aware of the 25-year-old will desire a wreck sooner or later after equalling Roger Hunt’s 1961/62 membership file of 23 targets prior to the flip of the yr.
“I don’t know on this second precisely (what it’s) however he used to be limping. That’s by no means a just right signal, to be truthful,” mentioned 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 teach we’ve got restoration – they’re going to inform me who’s to be had for taking part in once more and that’s all I want to know.
“For me it’s the maximum odd state of affairs. It’s the 3rd time this yr (enjoying two times in 3 days) and other people suppose ‘Wow, how can you do this?’.
“The excellent news is Burnley needed to play Saturday as neatly. I don’t suppose they were given the purpose (within the goalless draw towards Huddersfield) with out operating so they’ve the similar factor to do and that’s then honest play.
“It’s not the most efficient factor to do however it’s completely OK and we can be able as a result of we must be able.”
The win over Leicester noticed Liverpool equivalent their longest unbeaten run underneath Klopp, when the 15-match streak from August to December 2016 noticed them head into the brand new yr in 2d position within the Premier League, six issues at the back of then leaders Chelsea.
Speedy-forward 12 months and they’re fourth, 4 issues at the back of Antonio Conte’s facet with Manchester Town a far off 17 issues forward.
January used to be when their cave in began, profitable only one FA Cup tie within the month, so Turf Moor – the place Burnley have conceded simply six targets – isn’t a travel to be taken evenly as Klopp has nice admiration for the achievements of Clarets supervisor Sean Dyche.
“I believe my buddy Dave (Wagner, Huddersfield supervisor) mentioned to check what Pep (Guardiola) is doing at Town – an excellent season – with Burnley who’re doing precisely the similar underneath utterly other cases,” he mentioned.
“Unbelievable, remarkable. I know the way tough it’s to swim with the massive fishes within the league and clearly they swim reasonably neatly.
“I actually admire them and admire them. They’re actually organised and it’s reasonably tough.”
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