Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday.
However, while the three points were welcome for Jurgen Klopp’s men, the German coach would have wanted to finish the game without worrying about an injury to a key player.
But Mohamed Salah suffered an ankle injury following a poor challenge from Hamza Choudhury.
The Times on Monday claim Salah will be fit for the Manchester United match after the international break.
Salah limped from the stadium but there is a good chance that the striker will be fit to face United and he had, in any case, been offered a rest by Egypt, after not being selected for their friendly with Botswana.
United need to get on track with a winning soon, but I just don’t see where it’s going to come from. Newcastle are one of the worst teams in the top flight and we can’t beat them. Then there’s Rochdale, one of the worst teams in League One, and we had to rely on penalties to knock them out of the Carabao Cup.
Our form is terrible and unless it changes soon, there will be fans turning on Solskjaer which social media shows is already the case.
It would have been a boost for Solskjaer and his players had Mo Salah been ruled out of the game, and it looked a possibility over the week when Klopp showed his frustration towards Choudhury’s tackle on the Egyptian.
Referee Chris Kavanagh gave the Leicester player a yellow card but Klopp still wasn’t happy, saying Choudhury deserved more, and he opened up the general debate over such type of tackles.
“It was 1-1 and no-one wants to leave the pitch, so for Mo it was no possible to carry on,” said Klopp as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“Sometimes I speak about a win and people think I am mad, but this kind of challenge to me — I don’t want to speak any more about the player — but this has to be a red card.
“It is just too dangerous. There are more dangerous challenges, it is possible, but do you see more dangerous challenges that that? It is really rare.”
Klopp added more at Choudhury’s expense: “It’s not that I want to see players sent off. The best players are quick technicians and it should not be possible if you take them down this way you get a second chance. That’s it.
“It is more a general thing than this. It looked to me in the moment completely on purpose — he is away, stop the situation.”