- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offers injury update on Salah, Coutinho
- Doesn’t sound particularly positive with Everton on Friday coming up
- Pair have been brilliant so far this season and so will be major loss
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After they missed the win over Burnley on Monday due to injury, Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho could be out against Everton too.
A late Ragnar Klavan winner at Turf Moor ensured that the Reds didn’t miss their influential attacking duo, as they continued their impressive recent form to put pressure on those above them in the Premier League standings.
With such a busy fixture schedule though, it’s testing Jurgen Klopp’s squad depth and it won’t help that he’s unsure as to whether or not either Salah or Coutinho will recover in time for their next outing.
That next outing is a big one, as Liverpool take on rivals Everton in the FA Cup on Friday night, and based on his comments below, it doesn’t sound too positive for the Reds in terms of their hopes of getting their star duo back on the pitch in time.
“Phil are Mo are injured, not massively but enough for today [to be] no chance,” Klopp is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“And [they are] a doubt, at least a doubt, for Everton.”
Klopp did get a timely boost with Adam Lallana starting in that win over Burnley and impressing, and so he’ll most likely be the man tasked with ensuring Liverpool don’t miss Salah and Coutinho against their city rivals along with the usual suspects.
Nevertheless, it will be a task to continue to win without him, particularly considering the level of influence that they’ve had on the side so far this season.
Salah has scored 23 goals and provided eight assists in 29 games, while Coutinho has bagged 12 goals and nine assists in just 20 outings.
In turn, that’s a lot of goals and creativity quality to take out of the team, and while it may have worked out on Monday, Klopp will surely be desperate to get them back fully fit and at his disposal sooner rather than later to extend their fine form as a team.