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Collymore shares why he doesn't think Mo Salah's injury is serious

Stan Collymore has told the Sunday People (15/5; page 52) why he got the impression that Mo Salah’s injury was not serious after the forward came off during the early stages of Liverpool’s FA Cup final win on Saturday.

The Reds lifted the trophy after a fantastic game with Chelsea at Wembley. Once again, the two sides could not be separated after 120 minutes under the arch after this season’s Carabao Cup final. And once again, it was Jurgen Klopp’s men who triumphed on penalties.

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But it was not a perfect afternoon for Liverpool. Both Salah and Virgil van Dijk came off at various points in the contest with injuries.

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Klopp suggested afterwards that he is hopeful that Salah will not be sidelined for long. Of course, thoughts now turn to the final stages of the Premier League season as well as the Champions League final.

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And Collymore shared what he spotted that leaves him hopeful that Salah is not badly hurt.

“I kept a close watch on Salah walking off and the fact there wasn’t a medic accompanying him down the tunnel told me he should be okay,” he told the Sunday People (15/5; page 52).

“If there was a serious problem, they’d have whisked him to hospital for an X-ray, so fingers crossed he will be fine.”

Liverpool now in position where they can cope with Mo Salah’s injury

Almost any team in the world would view losing Salah to a first-half injury as the most devastating blow. Obviously, it was still terrible news for Liverpool.

But they have got themselves into a position where they can cope without him. They were able to bring Diogo Jota on for the Egyptian. Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino replaced Luis Diaz in extra time. And Divock Origi was an unused substitute.

The amount of depth Liverpool have up front is absolutely crazy.

So, while they will hope that Salah is back as soon as possible, the Reds should not be written off on either front if they have to tackle the final two quests without him.

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