Date: 8th October 2019 at 1:00pm
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Liverpool fans will have been biting their nails as star forward Mohamed Salah was forced off the field against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Egyptian international picked up an ankle injury in a heavy tackle with Hamza Choudhury in the 2-1 victory over the Foxes at Anfield.

Salah was reported by The Athletic journalist, James Pearce, on his personal Twitter account to have picked up no major injuries, but in fact, only suffered a twisted ankle with no ligament damage.

Liverpool have admitted it is too early for them to put a return date on Salah, but they are hopeful that with continued rehabilitation over the international break, he could return against Manchester United [Irish Independent].

Should the ex-Chelsea forward miss out against the Red Devils at Old Trafford, it would bring to light the potential that Jurgen Klopp could have limited strength in depth in the final third.

Xherdan Shaqiri has also struggled for fitness this season, and the German boss has been put in a position where he has had to utilise youngsters such as Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott.

The Mirror has recently reported that Liverpool have entered the hunt to sign Real Madrid sensation Martin Odegaard, who could be available for £25million.

It is suggested that the Reds will face a battle with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Arsenal for the exciting 20-year-old Norwegian star.

The 20-year-old initially struggled in Spain but has come into form in La Liga this season whilst on-loan at Real Sociedad.

Odegaard has been involved in a goal every two games so far and has settled nicely in a playmaker role in behind the striker.

The young Norwegian has averaged 2.9 key passes per game according to WhoScored and has also completed 2.4 dribbles as he looks a constant threat in the final third.

Should Liverpool make a move for the 20-year-old, he could solve a potential future headache facing Klopp, who would be forced into a decision should the likes of Salah pick up another injury down the line.