Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Liverpool to wait on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane fitness for Huddersfield

Liverpool to wait on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane fitness for Huddersfield

The club did not include a timetable for Mane's return in its press release, only saying, "Mane's recovery will be monitored over the next couple of days ahead of the Reds' return to action at Huddersfield Town on Saturday".

Naby Keita's hamstring injury is of concern to Liverpool ahead of Saturday's trip to Huddersfield Town, a source has told ESPN FC, but Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk are yet to be ruled out after having issues over the worldwide break.

Mohamed Salah was forced to return home early after suffering a groin injury during Egypt's African Cup of Nations game with Swaziland while James Milner has been nursing a hamstring strain but the duo both trained yesterday so should be in contention against Huddersfield.

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a major boost with the news that Virgil Van Dijk has been declared fit for the trip to Huddersfield on Saturday evening.

Sadio Mane's availability remains uncertain after he had surgery on the fractured thumb he suffered when away with Senegal and was absent from full Liverpool training on Thursday.

The star pair have overcome respective muscle and rib complaints to give Jurgen Klopp some welcome relief from the injury headaches that mounted over the worldwide break.

Van Dijk missed one or the two worldwide games for the Netherlands during the last fortnight with Ronald Koeman pointing towards the ribs as the reason why, but Liverpool fans will be relieved to hear that their linchpin at the back is fit and firing.

Huddersfield's form is a stark contrast as they seek a first win to potentially climb out of the relegation zone.

"Now we have a great opportunity, a wonderful game in front of our fans against a very strong side, where we can hopefully perform at the same level (as our last game)".

"At one point we have to think do we want opera every night, or every two months?"

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