Mohamed Salah suffered an ankle injury in Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Egyptian winger scored a late penalty kick winner for Liverpool to move them six points clear atop the Premier League table.
Salah was replaced in the closing stages by Jurgen Klopp after picking up a knock, and Liverpool’s manager gave an update when asked if it was a serious problem.
“No,” Klopp said. “It is the ankle. The ankle where he struggled since the Leicester game. It is good but the longer the game goes, the more he gets a bit tired and maybe get a knock on it and feel it more. It makes no sense to try and push it through because we have other players and options to change. That is what we did. Nothing serious.”
Salah missed Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend and aside from his penalty kick against Tottenham he looked a little off the pace after his comeback game at Genk in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
There is no point pushing Salah and it would be a shock if he started in the League Cup game against Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday. With Divock Origi, Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain having big impacts off the bench in recent weeks, Salah should be nursed back to full fitness ahead of a busy November and December for the Reds.
Like his team, he has been far from his best so far this season, but they’re getting the job done as they sit top of the table and Salah has eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.