Report: What Mo Salah has told Klopp about Liverpool return after AFCON heartbreak
Mohamed Salah-led Egypt suffered a defeat against his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane’s Senegal in the final of the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday.
The 29-year-old, predictably, was devastated with the result. He would’ve been an even bigger hero than he already is in Egypt had he led his country to glory, but, sadly for him, it wasn’t meant to be.
Liverpool have struggled without Salah and Mane over the last four weeks. The two AFCON stars are the Reds’ best players, and Jurgen Klopp’s side just isn’t the same without them.
Thankfully for Reds fans, they’ll both be back soon – one quicker than the other.
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Salah tells Liverpool he wants to play against Leicester despite AFCON heartbreak
Liverpool host Leicester City in the Premier League on Thursday and not many Reds fans would’ve expected Salah to be back in the squad for that game.
However, the Egyptian does not want to waste any time.
The Times claim that Salah has made it clear to Liverpool boss Klopp that he’ll be back in training today and wants to start the game against the Foxes. He’s no fan of sulking after the heartbreak in Cameroon and just wants to get back to work.
That is fantastic news for Liverpool fans.
Liverpool boss Klopp knows better than anyone how difficult it is to lose a final of a major competition. The Reds boss would’ve likely given Salah all the time he’d need to recover, but it looks like the Egyptian doesn’t need any.
Mane is still celebrating with Senegal and he isn’t expected to be back in time to be available for the game against Leicester on Thursday.
Salah, however, is already back in the country and he will be at Liverpool’s AXA training base at Kirkby today. He will be involved with the group to prepare for the game against the Foxes and it won’t be a surprise at all to see him start.
It will be interesting to see how Salah fares after the heartbreak. It definitely won’t be easy, but if his form for Liverpool this season is anything to go by, he will start, score a couple of goals and lead his side to victory on Thursday.
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