Liverpool fans raised concerns Mohamed Salah suffered a recurrence of a foot injury while Phil Thomson has named the person he thinks should eventually succeed Jurgen Klopp
An update on Mohamed Salah’s current injury situation has been given while he’s away on international duty with the Egypt national side.
Fears had been raised that the Reds ace had aggravated a foot injury on international duty, with the Egypt FA now responding to those claims. It comes as Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has identified the manager who would be the “natural fit” to take over at Anfield when Jurgen Klopp leaves his current job.
And Mirror Football has taken a look back on the Liverpool takeover bid from Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour’s cousin – and the rejection of his £2billion offer.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Liverpool headlines.
Liverpool takeover bid
Liverpool came very close to being owned by a group of investors from the Middle East five years ago.
Reports claim that representatives for Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehaya, part of the ruling Abu Dhabi family, met Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group over a period of months in late 2017. The group are said to have offered £2billion for the Anfield outfit at a time when FSG were seeking fresh external investment in the club.
Mirror Football has taken a look back at the talks, and FSG’s incredible reaction to the huge takeover offer.
Klopp’s ‘natural’ successor
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson believes Steven Gerrard is the “natural fit” to take over at Anfield when Jurgen Klopp eventually leaves.
The German is under contract with the club until 2024, although he is expected to walk away when his current deal expires. That would obviously lead to a thorough search for his replacement, although Thompson believes the club should look no further than former captain Gerrard.
And Thompson believes the Aston Villa boss has already proven he’d have no problem attracting top players to the club.
Mohamed Salah update
Egypt have “no further injury issues” ahead of their World Cup qualifying play-off against Senegal – seemingly quashing fears Mohamed Salah had suffered a recurrence of his foot injury.
Salah was instrumental in Friday’s 1-0 first-leg win as his shot hit the crossbar and went in off Senegalese defender Saliou Ciss. But he looked to be suffering following that goal leading fans to raise fears he was still suffering from the foot injury he picked up playing for his club against Brighton two weeks ago.
But Reds supporters can now be encouraged by the latest update as Salah prepares to take on Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane in a replay of the Africa Cup of Nations final from earlier this year.