Liverpool to decide Mohamed Salah fitness on Tuesday after Egyptian trains at Melwood
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 09/04/18 11:15pm
Liverpool will find out just hours before kick-off whether Mohamed Salah will be fit or not to face Manchester City in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg - despite the Egyptian training on Monday.
Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed they are still "not sure" over the forward's fitness after he suffered a groin injury in the 3-0 first-leg win and missed Saturday's goalless Merseyside derby with Everton.
Salah trained with fitness coaches over the weekend and then took part with the rest of the team at Melwood on the eve of the game, but Klopp says the Reds must wait to see if he suffers any reaction on Tuesday.
Klopp said: "(He is) not sure 100 per cent. He was yesterday with the athletic coach, training.
"At 5pm we train at Melwood and we will see if he can be part of the training. (It's) rather yes than no. Then we have to wait for the reaction, until tomorrow, and then we will make a decision."
Salah scored the opening goal in a dramatic night at Anfield last week but was forced off in the second half and immediately went down the tunnel for assessment.
Left-backs Andrew Robertson and Alberto Moreno also missed the game at Goodison Park on Saturday along with Salah, but Klopp hopes all three will be available for the clash in Manchester on Tuesday night.
Klopp told Liverpool's website: "The guys who were on the bench at Everton - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold - from the first-team squad; for them it was good not to play too long.
"They are fine, they were fine when I left Melwood yesterday. With Mo, Robbo and Alberto, we have to wait a little bit but of course [we have] big hope they will be back.
"Ben Woodburn is back after a long period and trained yesterday completely normal, which is really good for us."
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