According to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, fans should not worry about the long-term fitness of Mohamed Salah or Virgil Van Dijk after both were seen sporting ice wraps after the Reds’ weekend win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Salah limped off late after scoring the winner from the penalty spot and had his foot treated postmatch, while van Dijk completed the 90 minutes and was seen with an ice wrap on his leg after the match.
“Virgil has got a dead leg. It’s painful but he will be fine,” Klopp said after the game. “And Mo is his ankle, it gets sore the longer the game goes but it is not a massive issue.”
Both could be potentially rested midweek as Liverpool takes on Arsenal in the League Cup. Van Dijk’s dead leg could even potentially keep him out a little longer, but a lengthy absence is unlikely. For Salah, it seems he has been managing this ankle issue for some time, causing him to miss the draw with Manchester United, and Klopp will need to be careful with his star winger moving forward.
Salah was called up to the Egyptian national team for the upcoming international break, which is notable considering Liverpool asked to have him omitted in the previous break, a request the national team granted.