Mohamed Salah was out with an ankle injury against Crystal Palace and everyone got a little nervous.
The fears were real that he could be out for an extended spell, or this could be an issue that plagues him across the whole season. But these fears are misguided, the Liverpool manager explained.
“Mo is all good,” the official Liverpool site reports Jürgen Klopp as saying. “He couldn’t train for nine days; he was with the Egyptian national team, went home and trained kind of 60 or 70 per cent the day before yesterday.
“Yesterday was the first time 100 per cent, so we had then to make the decision of whether we started him or not.
“We didn’t start him, we wanted to bring him on as you probably saw but then we scored. So, we could rest him today, that’s really good and Wednesday he will be back.”
Otherwise, Klopp was very positive on the dramatic events at Selhurst Park. “At the end we won the game and it was deserved as well”, BBC Sport report him as saying. There were not too many mistakes but the goal they scored was good. We have to bring plans together after the international break.
”I’m happy with the result and big parts of the performance because I know it’s not possible to be brilliant every game.”
Liverpool were not at their best against Palace, but they were able to win without Salah. It was a scrappy affair as it often is at Selhurst Park, a deeply unpleasant ground for away sides that the Palace fans surely love. But Liverpool were able to offer enough and get the job done.
Now the side should be back to full strength for a tricky run of fixtures coming up. Just keep going and the title is in sight.