Salah an Anfield doubt

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah missed Liverpool's training session on Tuesday due to illness, one day before the club host Sevilla in their opening group-stage game of the European Champions League.

 

"The No.11 was absent as the Reds continued preparations for the opening game of their Champions League group-stage campaign … on Wednesday night," Liverpool said on their official website on Tuesday.

"Salah reported to Melwood but was sent home as a precaution."

It was not immediately clear if Salah would be a doubt for the Sevilla clash.

"He was in and the doc told me Mo Salah can train but what would be best for him is if he doesn’t have to. He has a little bit of a sore throat," said Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.

"(It) shouldn’t be that serious so he can’t spread the virus if there is one. At this moment we expect him back tomorrow morning for normal training."

The 25-year-old has made a superb start to his Liverpool career, scoring three goals in his first six competitive matches with the Reds

Salah had also said on Tuesday he is excited to start the Champions League games at Anfield, asking his teammates to put their disappointing defeat by Manchester City behind them and to look forward to the future.

"I'm very, very excited to start the Champions League games at Anfield. I would like to win that game," Salah told Liverpool's official website on Tuesday.

"We have to look forward to the next game, forget that result and play like before." 

Salah is very happy with his fine start at Liverpool, highlighting the important role of his teammates who helped him quickly adapt to the new surroundings.

Since making a switch from Roma this summer, Salah has scored three goals in his first six matches with the Reds.

"I'm very happy to have this start with the team and to help the team win points and win games," he added.

"I'm very happy to be here, it's like my family. I'm happy to be [at] the club with these players"

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