- Salah felt his hamstring v Everton on Sunday afternoon
- Egyptian had put us 1-0 up in the Merseyside Derby but was subbed by Klopp
- Unsure whether fit to start to WBA match this evening
- SEE MORE:LFC receive bad injury news ahead of tonight’s WBA game
Liverpool’s most in-form attacker Mo Salah wasn’t taken off against Everton because Jurgen Klopp is some sort of mad-man, but because the 19-goal hero was feeling a pain in his hamstring.
The boss withdrew the goalscorer in the second-half before the game was wrapped up, to the dismay of many at the time, but it turns out he had every right to do so…
Unfortunately, the Egyptian wasn’t 100%, having felt an issue with the muscle that plagued Klopp’s debut season as LFC manager…
“I took Mo Salah off because he felt the hamstring a little bit,” he told Guardian reporters on Tuesday.
“Then everyone said: ‘How can you take him off?’ I do not go out and say: ‘Because he is close to being injured.’
“He is not injured at the moment, thank God. Hopefully we took him off early enough.”
It’s fantastic that he’s not injured, but we’d be surprised if Klopp started Salah this evening, with Coutinho and Roberto Firmino hopefully fresh.
If the two Brazilians start up top with Sadio Mane, we should theoretically still have more than enough to beat the Baggies, who are now managed by Alan Pardew and not anti-football king Tony Pulis.
We predict Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum will come into the midfield, too, having both missed out at the weekend.