Cape Town - Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is expected to
watch from the sidelines when the Reds take on Crystal Palace on Saturday due
to his ankle injury.
Salah has been struggling with an ankle issue since the
start of October after limping out of the Reds' 2-1 win over Leicester City.
The 27-year-old ended up missing the 1-1 draw at Manchester
United as a result but has since started the league leaders last three matches.
However, in the 3-1 win over Manchester City before this
month's international break, Salah took a heavy blow to his left ankle and
looks set for a spell on the sidelines.
The ex-Roma and Chelsea man was spotted during the
international break watching his national side Egypt train while wearing a
Although he was ruled out of playing in the Pharaohs' games
against Kenya and Comoros, Salah still met up with his compatriots but has
since returned to Merseyside to undergo further treatment.
It has now been reported that Liverpool are set to leave
Salah behind when they make the journey to London this weekend, adding to
Jurgen Klopp's injury issues ahead of the return of domestic action.
The German tactician is also set to be without Andy
Robertson (ankle) and Joel Matip (knee) for the encounter at Selhurst Park,
while it is unclear if Xherdan Shaqiri will be cleared to return to action
having been sidelined with a calf injury recently.
With Liverpool facing a very busy schedule between now and
the end of the year - playing 13 games in a five-week period - Klopp would like
to have the options to rotate but may have to call upon the same players for
the coming weeks if the treatment room doesn't clear quickly.
An extended absence for Salah could open the door for Divock
Origi to get a run in the side with last season's hero of Liverpool's Champions
League success having been used sparingly so far this term.
The 24-year-old has made 13 appearances but the majority of
those have been from the substitutes and he has one goal to show for his
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