Jurgen Klopp confirms Mohamed Salah WILL be available to play against Atalanta in the Champions League after Egyptian winger tests negative to put coronavirus ordeal behind him
- Mohamed Salah is available to play for Liverpool against Atalanta on Wednesday
- Egyptian played no part against Leicester after he tested positive for Covid-19
- He had three positive tests but having tested negative, he is eligible for selection
Mohamed Salah is in line to return to Liverpool’s starting XI on Wednesday night as he looks to put his battle with Covid-19 behind him.
Salah tested positive for coronavirus on November 13 while on international duty with Egypt.
He tested positive three times before he then returned a negative test to allow him to return to Liverpool and boss Jurgen Klopp has since revealed that Salah is in line to feature in the Champions League against Atalanta.
Mohamed Salah posted a beaming selfie after his return to Liverpool on Monday afternoon
Salah had been sidelined after testing positive for coronavirus while away with Egypt. He was seen (left) celebrating at his brother’s wedding but has since been able to return to Liverpool
‘Mo trained with the team really good,’ Klopp explained.
‘All the tests were negative so if nothing changes he is available. We have to see what we can do with that.’
Salah returned to unfamiliar surroundings on Monday following Liverpool’s move from their Melwood base to the new AXA training ground, but the 28-year-old could not hide his delight at returning to the club.
Salah is now eligible to return to the side on Wednesday night in the Champions League
The attacker posted a selfie from the team gym to his 40 million Instagram followers on Monday afternoon as he linked up with his team-mates again.
Salah’s return comes as a major boost to Klopp, who has been hit by an injury crisis in recent weeks, with the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold sidelined for the champions.
Liverpool ran out 5-0 winners in Italy but for Klopp, the reverse at Anfield is not a foregone conclusion.
Salah’s return represents a real boost for Klopp as he battles against a pile-up of injuries
‘Atalanta is a threat even without a point to prove,’ Klopp insisted. ‘We played exceptionally well and pretty much did everything right.
‘So many things came together. But we know that that game has nothing to do with the one tomorrow night. We have to be ready again.
‘They have a special way to play and we did really well, we have to do well again. I expect problems, it’s always like this, but we have to work on solutions.’