Last weekend was a monumental step forward for Liverpool in their bid to win their first English title in 30 years. The Reds beat Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield to go nine points clear of the Premier League champions. Although it was a day of celebration, the occasion has been dampened by a Liverpool injury update that could see Mo Salah and Andy Robertson miss our next game.
The Liverpool ECHO has reported on the fitness of Andy Robertson and Mo Salah. Last month we saw the Egyptian King limp off against Leicester City after a nasty challenge by Hamza Choudhury. The Foxes midfielder went in late and reckless on Mo and left him with an ankle problem that he still hasn’t fully recovered from.
Against Manchester City, the Reds winger suffered an aggravation of the same injury as Fernandinho slid in in the first half. The forward was eventually brought off for Joe Gomez near the end of the game. After reporting for international duty, Mo Salah was determined unfit to play for Egypt over the break. The ECHO believe him to be a doubt for the Crystal Palace game.
Andy Robertson suffered an ankle issue of his own against City. The Scotsman has also had to withdraw from international duty and as a result could also miss the Reds’ trip to Selhurst Park.
What RTK has to say
Whilst this Liverpool injury update isn’t the most encouraging of reads, it is no disaster. Mo Salah should be rested if he is not 100% recovered. The last thing we need is a long term absence for the Egyptian.
Robbo is hard as nails, a swollen ankle shouldn’t be enough to keep him out of the squad after the international break. If he is properly rested in the next couple of weeks then he should be fine. However, as with Salah, we should err on the side of caution to prevent any prolonged injury.