Mohamed Salah available for Liverpool's Champions League match against Atalanta

Egyptian star cleared to play after testing negative for Covid-19

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is fit to face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Salah flew back from Egypt, where he had returned two positive Covid-19 tests, on Friday and was ruled out of Sunday's win over Leicester but has subsequently tested negative and is back in contention.
"Mo trained yesterday and looked really good. All the tests were negative so he's available if nothing changes," said manager Jurgen Klopp.

However, Klopp is still awaiting updates on a number of other players.

Klopp does not yet know how soon the likes of Jordan Henderson (thigh), Thiago Alcantara (knee) and Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle) will be back.

"All the rest – no news. We will see. I don't want to speak too much about it because I have no idea who Atalanta can bring – so why should we give any information?," he added.

Liverpool won their opening three matches in Group D, including a 5-0 victory over Atalanta earlier this month but Klopp said he will not take the Italian side lightly.

"They're a threat even without a point to prove. We were exceptional [in Italy]. We did everything right. It all came together. We know that game has nothing to do with tomorrow," Klopp added.

"They're a top team with a special way to play. I expect problems in this game."

Klopp also welcomed the imminent return of fans to football grounds – albeit in a reduced capacity – but still had questions about the logic being applied to the numbers involved.

"The problem is, I just struggle to put faith in any kind of announcements," he said. "I don't understand why it is only 2,000 people in a 60,000 stadium. But I am not surprised. It's good news, good sign. I'll take it 100 per cent."


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