Egyptian and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah is still “getting used to” the shoulder injury which cut short his appearance for Liverpool in the Champions League final and affected his World Cup campaign with Egypt according to Jurgen Klopp.
The 26-year-old has trained fully with Klopp’s squad in the United States during the past week, but having only sustained the shoulder injury less than two months ago, the Liverpool manager admits Salah will take time to fully overcome the problem.
“[Salah] is fit, he trains completely normal and maybe he gets a few minutes tonight [against City] and we’ll see that,” Klopp said in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC. “But that’s how it is.
“From all medical departments, 100 percent sure it’s all good, but of course, if you end up with the shoulder and there you feel it a bit, you need to get used to it again.
“So that’s all, but he’s fit and all the training sessions look good. He’s now in for 5 days with us and, before that, one-week training program full training program at home, so it’s all good.”
Salah missed Egypt’s opening game of the World Cup, a 1-0 loss to Uruguay, and though he returned to score in their last two games in Group A he could not inspire his side into the knockout stage.
“The World Cup I can imagine was a challenge for him as well, not only from the sports side,” Klopp said. “But that’s another thing to talk about, not for me today, probably.”