Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained that the ankle injury Mohamed Salah got against Leicester is the reason why the Egyptian miss his side’s clash against Manchester United on Sunday.
The Egypt forward was a doubt leading up to the game after he limped out of Liverpool’s win over Leicester a fortnight ago following a heavy challenge from Hamza Choudhury.
Belgian forward Divock Origi replaces Salah in the starting line-up for just his third Premier League start of the season.
Klopp is optimistic he could return to the squad for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Belgian side Genk.
“Mo was not ready, that’s how it is,” Klopp told Sky Sports before the highly anticipating encounter.
“He couldn’t train with the team; I don’t know where it came from that everybody said he will play. There was pretty much no chance for today, (Sunday) maybe for Wednesday, we have to see.”