£200,000-a-week Liverpool star may miss the clash against Man United

Merseyside club are hopeful Mohamed Salah has avoided serious injury after the attacker limped off during the win against Leicester City on the weekend. German tactician reacted furiously to Hamza Choudhury’s challenge on Egypt international, insisting the Foxes midfielder should have been sent off.

Mohamed was withdrawn after being hacked down by Hamza, and there were fears he could have suffered an Achilles injury. But the Merseyside club are now hopeful the damage is not long-term, and Salah will be fully fit by the end of the international break.

Reds dramatic 2-1 win against Leicester was their last Premier League game before a two-week international break, and Liverpool medical staff think the 27-year-old superstar has managed to dodge severe injury. The news will be a big boost for Jurgen Klopp, with the Reds flying high at the top of the league table.

Merseyside club are eight points ahead of Man City following the defending champions’ shock defeat to Wolves on the weekend. Citizens squad has been plagued by costly injuries in defence and Wolverhampton piled the pressure on Pep Guardiola with a 2-0 victory at the Etihad.

Egyptian forward joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 with a €42m deal. He became a key figure for the Reds and scored many incredible goals since joining. Mohamed has contracted with the Merseyside club until 2023, and his release clause is around €150m.

In this season Salah already played 15 games, scored six goals and provided three assists in all tournaments. He also played in the 2018 World Cup which is already a big success for the attacker.