Mo Salah doubtful for Liverpool's clash with Burnley after picking up knock against Leicester
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 31/12/17 1:23pm
Mohamed Salah is a doubt for Liverpool's trip to Burnley after picking up a so far unspecified knock against Leicester.
The Egypt international scored both goals as the Reds came from behind to beat the Foxes 2-1 at Anfield, but he limped off as he was replaced by Gini Wijnaldum on 83 minutes.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said: "I don't know in this moment exactly (what it is) but he was limping. That's never a good sign, to be honest. We have to see what his problem was. We will see what he can do for the next game.
"After a game the medical department tells me who is available for the next training but this time - because we don't train we have recovery - they will tell me who is available for playing again and that's all I need to know.
"For me it is the most strange situation. It is the third time this year (playing twice in three days) and people think 'Wow, how will you do that?'.
"The good news is Burnley had to play Saturday as well. I don't think they got the point (in the goalless draw against Huddersfield) without running so they have the same thing to do and that is then fair play.
"It is not the best thing to do but it is absolutely OK and we will be ready because we have to be ready."
Salah took his tally to 23 for the season on Saturday as he continued his superb form since signing from Roma in the summer.
Klopp said: "He's still a young player. He can improve. He's so important for us but he knows and I know he couldn't score without the other boys playing fantastic passes.
"I think he can keep the standard [for the rest of the season], but it's normal that they can keep the standard in the moment, and it's not only a run. The boys show their quality."
Liverpool travel to Turf Moor on New Year's Day, having extended their lead in fourth to four points.