Devastating injury blow for Liverpool and more awards for Salah?

Afternoon Bulletin

Mo Salah

The Egyptian star has been nominated for yet another Premier League player of the month award.

The winger who has scored 31 Premier League goals this season has already bagged the prestigious award twice since his move to Liverpool and is eyeing another personal accolade.

Salah won the award for his fine displays in November and February and after 4 goals in the thrashing of Watford and the winner over Crystal Palace, March is next on the 25-year-olds list.

Another award Salah has been nominated for is the UEFA Champions League player of the week.

After helping his side win in a dominant display over fellow English side, Manchester City, Liverpool’s number 11 has been named alongside Gerard Pique, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo on the shortlist for the prize.

However, a negative for Salah this week as he was taken off injured early in the second half against Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Egyptian looked to be holding his grown as he hobbled off the pitch. Jürgen Klopp spoke after the game saying they will still need to assess the injury as Mo said he could just ‘feel something’.

The German manager stated that this was enough to substitute the first goal scorer.

Injury News

More negative injury news as Emre Can could have played his last game for Liverpool FC. The German international is said to be missing the rest of the season and the World Cup after his back injury is a lot worse than first thought.

Can, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, came off in the 27th minute against Watford a couple of weeks ago looked to have just missed out on starting the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Now the 24-year old is looking to be out for around 2 months.

Adam Lallana could be back this season. The former Southampton man has had many injury problems over the last year and most recently suffered a ‘serious injury during the match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Luckily for Liverpool and Lallana, the injury wasn’t as serious as imagined and Lallana could return before the end of the season, keeping his World Cup dream alive.

Joel Matip, however, did pick up an injury during the palace match which will see the former Schalke defender miss out on the remainder of the campaign.

Club News

Merseyside police have asked for footage to see if they can take any action against the Liverpool fans that actually broke the Manchester City team bus on Wednesday.

As the City team arrived at Anfield on their coach, bottles, cans and flares appeared to have been thrown towards the vehicle.

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings on the incident and Liverpool.

Liverpool will look to go 17 consecutive games unbeaten against Everton on Saturday. With 8 wins and 8 draws Liverpool have been on top for the last 16 Merseyside derbies, the match will kick off at 12:30 on Saturday.

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