Jurgen Klopp confirms Mo Salah will return for Liverpool against Napoli… and Egyptian star had been fit enough to feature in victory at Crystal Palace
- Jurgen Klopp revealed Mo Salah is fit to return for Liverpool against Napoli
- The Egyptian star was left on the bench for the leaders’ victory at Crystal Palace
- Klopp also admitted that Salah could have been brought on with the scores level
- Roberto Firmino fired home another late winner for Liverpool at Selhurst Park
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Mohamed Salah will be fit to return in Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Napoli on Wednesday.
The Egyptian star had been left on the bench for the table toppers’ victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday, and could have been introduced had Roberto Firmino not bundled in another late winner for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
And the Liverpool boss revealed that Salah had been fit to feature at Selhurst Park, and will return to the starting line-up for the club’s European showdown in mid-week.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah is fit to return for Liverpool against Napoli
He said: ‘Mo is all good. He couldn’t train for nine days.
‘He was with Egypt, went home, trained 60-70% the day before yesterday, and was first time 100% yesterday.
‘We had to make the decision whether to start him or not. We didn’t start him, we were about to bring him on when we scored the winner.
Roberto Firmino had scored another late winner for Liverpool with Salah an unused substitute
‘So we could rest him today. That’s really good. Wednesday he will be back.’
Salah had been struggled to shake off a ankle injury in recent weeks after a challenge from Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury last month, and was an unused substitute in London on Saturday.
Sadio Mane had opened the scoring for the European champions after VAR drama chalked off Palace’s opener, and Firmino tapped home just minutes after Wilfried Zaha’s leveller to tighten Liverpool’s grip at the top of the table.