Decision on Salah's match fitness for Crystal Palace to be made late

Decision on Salah's match fitness for Crystal Palace to be made late

Liverpool 's trip to Selhurst Park takes place at 3 pm on Saturday meaning the Premier League leaders could have a 12 point lead over Pep Guardiola's team before they host Chelsea at 5:30 pm the same day.

"On the others I can not say 100 per cent".

After suffering a minor ankle injury against Leicester City in the league earlier this season, Salah has been struggling with his form.

"[Thursday] he trained. He trained the whole time since he was here, but only the things we wanted him to do", Klopp said. It's not that it got worse, it is still there, and that's the problem. This season, he is a very, very important player for us.

'I am presuming we will face what Jurgen Klopp has seen as his strongest team in recent weeks because I believe he has enough respect for us and what we are capable of doing not to make unnecessary changes if it is not forced upon him through injury'.

"We have to be sensible".

"Today is an important session with the players who came back late - Bobby (Roberto Firmino), Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum".

'They will understand there are a lot of games to go and I am certainly very anxious that we will make it very hard for them. "If I would have made a decision, I probably wouldn't have told you now, but it's true I have to see the session today".

"It's always how it is with the first game after the worldwide [break], we have to wait until the last second pretty much to make the decision".

Both players pulled out of global duty with their respective injuries and it looks like neither will be back fit in time to face The Eagles.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Norwich City at Anfield on August 09, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Robertson has a solid chance to start tomorrow but I think Klopp might give Matip more time to fully recover so Dejan Lovren could line-up alongside van Dijk in the middle of the Liverpool defence at Selhurst Park.