‘We were lucky’ Jurgen Klopp provides Mo Salah injury update ahead of Liverpool vs Arsenal

Mo Salah was not pictured in training on Monday, after hobbling off in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday lunchtime.

However, Jurgen Klopp has suggested that he could be okay for the clash with Arsenal on Wednesday night, revealing that his star man’s ankle is swollen but that he will be okay to train on Tuesday ahead of the game.

‘Mo is a tough cookie’, he told gathered media. ‘We were quite happy and lucky. Swollen, painful, today less so. Got a message before the presser he’s ready to train. We’ll see how that looks.’

With the form of January signing Luis Diaz and the return of Diogo Jota, there is less emphasis on Salah to be the main man for the Reds every game, which means that he could start on the bench against the Gunners. The feeling is, however, that if he is fit he will start.

A massive game for both sides

The clash between two of the most in-form sides in the country is one that several other sides will have a keen eye on too.

A win for Liverpool would see them cut the gap at the top of the table to just one point on current leaders Manchester City, who were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace on Monday night.

'We were lucky' Jurgen Klopp provides Mo Salah injury update ahead of Liverpool vs Arsenal

Meanwhile, Arsenal sit in fourth with three games in hand on Manchester United below them, and know that a result against Jurgen Klopp’s side would strengthen their grip on Champions League next season. A loss for the Gunners is not the end of the world, but a result would be huge for Mikel Arteta’s project.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 28 50 69
2 Liverpool FC 28 53 66
3 Chelsea FC 28 38 59
4 Arsenal FC 26 14 51
5 Manchester United 29 8 50
6 West Ham United 29 12 48
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 6 46
8 Tottenham Hotspur 27 7 45
9 Aston Villa 28 2 36
10 Southampton FC 29 -9 35
11 Crystal Palace 28 1 33
12 Leicester City 26 -5 33
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 28 -8 33
14 Newcastle United 28 -16 31
15th Brentford FC 29 -13 30
16 Leeds United 29 -34 26
17 Everton FC 26 -19 22
18 Watford FC 29 -26 22
19 Burnley FC 27 -16 21
20 Norwich City 29 -45 17
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 20
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 12
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 11
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 11
Tony, Ivan Brentford FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
Rafinha Leeds United 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 8
Antonio, Michael West Ham United 8
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 8

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