Mohamed Salah returns to Liverpool team training ahead of Brentford trip


Mohamed Salah has returned to Liverpool team training ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime trip to Brentford, while three others players are also back in contention.

The 31-year-old picked up a hamstring problem while on international duty with Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations last month, with the injury forcing him to leave the tournament early.

His participation at the Africa Cup of Nations, coupled with the injury, has seen him miss four Premier League matches, both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final and two FA Cup ties.

But he could be back in the squad at the weekend having been spotted taking part in team training on Tuesday afternoon at the club’s AXA Training Centre.


Liverpool uploaded a short clip to their social media pages showing Salah stepping out onto the training pitches, while there were several other returning players with him.

Alisson and Joe Gomez both missed Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Burnley due to illness but have shaken off their respective bugs and are back in training.

Young right-back Conor Bradley also took part in the session, having been granted compassionate leave to return to Northern Ireland last week following the death of his father.

Two players not spotted in training were Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominik Szoboszlai, with the latter having aggravated his hamstring at the start of the month.

England international Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, came off at half-time against Burnley, with Jurgen Klopp revealing afterwards that he had been keen to continue but the medical team decided to tread carefully.

Asked for an update on the right-back, Klopp told Sky Sports: ‘Same area in the knee. Nothing really bad but he felt it again.


‘We have to see. We were made aware of it so thought “what can we do?”, then Trent said “no, it’s fine”. But it’s not as he feels it, so we had to be careful.’

With Alexander-Arnold sidelined, Bradley’s return will be a huge boost for Liverpool with the 20-year-old having scored and registered two assists in a thumping 4-1 victory over Chelsea.

Salah, meanwhile, has scored 14 goals and laid on eight assists in the Premier League this season and Liverpool will be hoping his return can add even more attacking venom to a frontline that has coped admirably in his absence.

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