Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a ‘great problem’ to solve after receiving injury boost

Jurgen Klopp will be relieved to have Mohamed Salah back available this week, but Don Hutchison believes the forward’s return presents a “great problem” for the Liverpool boss. Salah tested positive for coronavirus during the international break, meaning he was unavailable for the game against Leicester at the weekend.

In years gone by, missing Salah would have been a huge loss for Liverpool.

But the Reds proved their squad depth with a resounding win over the Foxes without their talisman.

Salah has since returned a negative test and is already back in training ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash with Atalanta.

“That’s what I’ve heard, a negative today [Sunday],” Klopp said.

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“I think from now he is pretty normal in all the testing. Tomorrow we have UEFA testing and I am pretty sure he will be in that.

“He can train with us tomorrow. There are two tests in the next two days so he will be tested.”

But now Klopp has a fully fit and firing front line with four players and only three positions available in the starting line-up if he uses his favoured 4-3-3 set-up.

Diogo Jota has been sensational since joining in the summer and Roberto Firmino looked back to his best against Leicester.


Sadio Mane meanwhile remains one of the Premier League’s most lethal strikers and adding Salah back into the mix gives Liverpool one of the most lethal forward lines in world football.

But Hutchison doesn’t think Klopp will be losing any sleep at trying to pick his forward line.

“It’s a great problem for Jurgen Klopp to have,” he said on Premier League Daily.

“He might try and get all four in as they did against Man City the other week.

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“It’s positive news that Mo Salah is going to be back but trying to fit him in – I think he’s a starter – but all of a sudden, the form that Jota is in with Mane and Firmino, it’s tricky for Jurgen.

“To try and come up with a game plan with the run of games and Brighton up next, he’s going to have to squeeze him in somehow.

“But he’s that good and when he gets his numbers every single season, he’s one player you’ve got to get in your 11.”

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