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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah has no fitness issues

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah has no fitness issues

- Mohamed Salah has finally overcome the shoulder injury he cropped up May during the Champions League final

- Jurgen Klopp suggests that it was purely tactical to start the Egyptian from the bench against Manchester City in thier pre-season contest

- The Egyptian was Liverpool's record top scorer last season after scoring 44 times in 52 appearances

Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp has declared Reds star Mohamed Salah fully fit following the winger scoring return in the Premier League side 2-1 pre-season win over Manchester City, according to a Daily Star report.

The Egyptian international was the Reds top marksman last campaign after netting 44 times in 52 matches, suffered a setback after cropping a shoulder injury during the Kop side UEFA Champions League final loss to Spain’s Real Madrid in May.

Salah was ushered into the encounter as a second-half substitute during the Reds’ International Champions Cup tie against Manchester City in the United States.

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The Egypt star netted for the Anfield side as soon as he joined the fray before Senegal forward Sadio Mane smashed in the winner from the spot.

And Klopp insists the 25-year-old Salah has no issues despite starting the match from the bench.

"He is in that moment but he has absolutely no issues... He came in and scored after pretty much 35 seconds,” Klopp said.

“He had a big impact together with Sadio and [Dominic Solanke]… played fantastic.”

Interestingly, the Egyptian appearance on the night helped calm fears over his form at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The German boss further emphasized that he was not promising any trophy to Liverpool’s teaming fans at the end of the new campaign.

"I know that people want to hear that I tell you we can win this or that, but I have no clue if we will win something,” the German added.

“But we will go for it with all we have. We have to enjoy our football, otherwise it makes no sense.

“We cannot only go for a 1-0 here, 1-0 there - I know if you win silverware in the end then people are probably happy, but the whole year was still rubbish."

The Reds are expected to tackle another Premier League rival Manchester United on Saturday in continuation of their pre-season preparations.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Egypt star striker Mohamed Salah took just 52 seconds on the pitch to register his name among the scorers in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the International Champions Cup in America.

The 25-year-old came in for Curtis Jones in the 62nd minute and equalised for the Reds barely one minute later. A game the Anfield side went ahead to win with a 90th minute spot kick from Senegal striker Sadio Mane.

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Source: Legit.ng

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