LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 22, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 2nd Leg match against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah expected to be fit for Sevilla clash

Mohamed Salah should be available for Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Sevilla, despite missing training on Tuesday.

Salah was absent from the Reds’ training session at Melwood during the afternoon, with the Egyptian sent home as a precautionary measure due to illness.

Speaking in his pre-Sevilla press conference, however, Klopp says he expects the 25-year-old to be fit for the game.

“We sent Mo home. He was ill,” Klopp explained.

“He had a sore throat, but it’s not that serious. We expect him back tomorrow morning for normal training.”

The news is a big boost to Liverpool, who will hope to have their strongest possible starting lineup available for their Champions League group stage opener.

Philippe Coutinho is one of those we hope is named in the team at Anfield, although Klopp was coy about the Brazilian’s potential inclusion.

“He’s fit and healthy. You will have to wait until tomorrow for the line up.”

The thought of having Coutinho, Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all lining up alongside one another is a mouthwatering prospect for Reds supporters.

Klopp’s men will be desperate to bounce back from the disappointment of Saturday’s 5-0 defeat to Man City – a European night under the lights on Merseyside is the perfect match to have.

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