Premier League Odds: Salah “ready” for Leicester

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Mo Salah will be available to face Leicester (Match betting – Liverpool 2/9, draw 6/1, Leicester 11/1) on Thursday but Sadio Mane has not yet returned from international duty.

The two Reds superstars faced off in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night with a lot of build-up to the game focusing on the duo.

Egypt were looking to win the competition for the eighth time but it was Senegal who became the kings of Africa for the first time.

Wild celebrations were sparked in Cameroon as Senegal came out on top in a dramatic shootout after the game finished 0-0 in 120 minutes.

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Mane, who scored the winning spot kick, has gone back to his homeland to celebrate and will not be flying back into the UK until Wednesday.

Salah (1/4 Premier League top scorer) however is back in the UK now and is set to be available for the Leicester game on Thursday.

His last appearance for Liverpool came on January 2 when they drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge – the Egyptian scoring his 23d goal of the season for Liverpool across all competitions.

Klopp has confirmed Salah has trained with his teammates and believes he will be physically ready to take on Brendan Rodgers’ side at Anfield.

“Pretty much the first thing Mo told me was ‘I’m ready’” said the German.

“He is an experienced player, he is a physical monster. He had a little recovery session on Tuesday and we will see how he feels on Wednesday.”

Liverpool (6/1 Premier League outright) are currently second in the Premier League, nine points behind leaders Manchester City (1/9).

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Author: Paula Allen