Liverpool face a “nervy wait” for scan results on Mohamed Salah’s ankle, according to reports, after fresh worries arose about the Egyptian winger’s fitness in Sunday’s defeat of Manchester City.
Salah, who first hurt his ankle in a challenge by Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury last month, missed the 1-1 draw with Manchester United before seemingly recovering from the issue.
However, the winger went off late on in the 2-1 win over Tottenham due to the issue and he felt it again on Sunday in a tackle with City midfielder Fernandinho.
According to ESPN, Liverpool now have “major concerns” over the injury and will have to wait on results of another scan on the problem.
The report says that the Reds wanted Salah to stay at Melwood and get the injury assessed, but the 27-year-old has insisted on reporting for international duty, meaning he will have the scan with Egypt’s medical staff instead.
Salah scored on Sunday as the Reds moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table with victory over City on Sunday, their next game a trip to Crystal Palace in two week’s time.