Reds' Salah gets green signal for Genk clash

Reds Salah gets green signal for Genk clash
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino attend a team training session at Melwood in Liverpool on the eve of their Champions League Group E match against Genk. - AFP

Genk (Belgium) - Salah has not played since injuring his ankle in a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League earlier this month.



Published: Tue 22 Oct 2019, 10:35 PM

Last updated: Wed 23 Oct 2019, 12:45 AM

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has recovered from an ankle injury and has returned to the squad for Wednesday's Champions League match at Genk, the club said on Tuesday.
Salah has not played since injuring his ankle in a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League earlier this month.
The Egyptian missed the 1-1 draw at Manchester United over the weekend, which ended the Anfield side's 17-match winning streak in the league.
Centre back Joel Matip (sore knee) and full back Trent Alexander-Arnold (virus) did not make the trip to Belgium with defenders Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez expected to replace them in the starting lineup.
Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag insisted on Tuesday that his Ajax side have put last season's Champions League heartbreak behind them as they prepare to take their blistering early-season form into an intriguing clash with Chelsea's young guns.
Meanwhile, Chelsea's young guns will test their run of form at one of the homes of youth development on Wednesday as they attempt to stop an Ajax team on course to replicate last season's thrilling Champions League run.
The Blues are on a five-match winning streak in all-competitions after beating Newcastle United 1-0 at the weekend but come up against the Group H leaders in Amsterdam
"These two games against Ajax are really big because they're such a strong team ... The movement of the team and the way they play football will be a big test for us," coach Frank Lampard told the Chelsea website.
Abraham has stolen the headlines with eight goals in nine league appearances and the opener in Chelsea's 2-1 win in Lille, and Lampard called the 22-year-old a "sponge" for his capacity to learn. - Reuters/ AFP

Wednesday matches
Ajax v Chelsea
RS Leipzig v Zenit
Slavia v Barcelona
Red Bull v Napoli
Genk v Liverpool
Inter Milan v Dortmund
Lille v Valencia
Benfica v Lyon
 


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