By Richard Parks
Mohamed Salah will be fit to start Liverpool’s Champions League showdown against Manchester City on Tuesday night, according to a report.
The Times claim the prolific forward, 25, has shaken off the groin injury that forced him to be withdrawn early in the second half of the quarter-final first leg last Wednesday, as well as to miss the weekend goalless Merseyside derby.
It is said that manager Jurgen Klopp is set to be able to call upon Salah from the start of the second leg at Etihad Stadium in what represents a massive boost for Liverpool.
Liverpool go into the second match in seven days with a 3-0 advantage after a sensational first-half display at Anfield, in which Salah scored the first and assisted the third.
Football Insider verdict:
It is no coincidence that Liverpool have failed to score in the 128 minutes that they have been without the brilliant Egyptian. He spreads fear into defenders with his mere presence, and demonstrated during his 52 minutes on the pitch against City that he is is virtually unstoppable unless you do with Manchester United did, and surround him with four defenders and an entire team camped on the edge of their box. Salah’s pace, movement and clinical finishing make him integral to Liverpool’s playing style and his stunning output of 38 goals from 43 appearances this season speaks for itself. If the Egyptian is indeed fully fit, it is hard not to see Liverpool scoring at least once and securing their passage to the semi-finals.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.