Date: 18th October 2019 at 4:00pm
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Mo Salah and Joel Matip will face late fitness tests to determine whether or not they are able to feature for Liverpool against Manchester United on Sunday. 

Salah picked up an ankle injury in the 2-1 win over Leicester City a fortnight ago, while Matip did not feature in that match at all.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that both players were facing late calls on whether or not they can play a role at Old Trafford.

He said: “They are doing better. How good we have to see.

“There’s two more sessions to come.

“We have to make decisions and that’s how it is. Nothing is fixed yet.”


Missing Salah is always going to be a blow, but far more surprising is just how integral Matip has made himself to this Liverpool side so far this season, and how much his absence will have supporters worried. The Cameroonian has been in magnificent form of late, averaging 5.2 clearances, 1.7 interceptions, and 1.8 tackles per game in the Premier League, as well as a Whoscored rating of 7.62. That average is actually higher than that of teammate Virgil Van Dijk, which, in the modern game, is just about the highest accolade you can give a centre back. Liverpool have capable deputies in Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren, but the hope will be that Matip can return.