Jurgen Klopp uttered the words we were all praying he would after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City tonight.
The boss assured fans the substitution after 53 minutes was precautionary, which we hope means the Egyptian will be ready for next week and the return leg.
Source to Yallakora: Salah injury is not serious; he just felt pain and Liverpool doctor preferred to rest him pic.twitter.com/og2IW0e79r
— Yallakora (@Yallakoranow) April 4, 2018
BREAKING: Klopp on Salah injury: "He said to me after the game, all fine, all good. I hope that is the case."
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 4, 2018
We’d actually be happy for Klopp to rest Salah in the Merseyside Derby, as frankly, we have bigger fish to fry.
If he can play at the Etihad our chances of progressing to the semi-finals are greatly, greatly improved.
Liverpool’s ability to keep the ball and stretch City visibly deteriorated and the thought of 90 minutes without him is a scary one.
At first, when Salah limped down the tunnel, every Liverpool fan was worried the injury could be serious, but this news is almost as good as a fourth goal!
Salah of course scored to get us on our way tonight, his 38th of the campaign, before assisting Sadio Mane beautifully as well.