Big blow for the Reds

Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson are set to miss the clash with Crystal Palace this weekend after failing to overcome ankle injuries.

Starting with Salah, the Egyptian has been an incredibly important player for Liverpool over the past few seasons.

He’s also impressed again this season, scoring six goals in 11 Premier League appearances.

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson has been a pivotal part of both Liverpool’s attack and defence.

While he’s been relatively solid defending his own goal, he’s also already racked up four assists and one goal during this Premier League season.

It goes to show just how important both players have been for Liverpool, with the Reds now eight points clear at the top of the table.

A win over Palace could even see them extend their lead even further, with Manchester City facing a tough task against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

However, Liverpool are set to be without both Salah and Robertson this weekend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City at Anfield on October 5, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Salah & Robertson set to miss out – Sky

According to Sky Sports, Salah and Robertson are set to miss the clash with Crystal Palace.

Both players suffered injuries before the international break and neither joined up with their respective nations in a bid to recover at Liverpool.

According to Sky’s report, ‘the trip to Selhurst Park looks to have come too soon’ with Salah and Robertson ‘failing to recover from ankle injuries.’

Meanwhile, they report Joel Matip is likely to miss the game and both Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez could feature.

Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Palace press conference will likely give us a better idea of the Salah and Robertson’s fitness.


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Conflicting reports

Interestingly, there have been some conflicting reports regarding Salah and Robertson.

According to Mail journalist Dominic King, Liverpool are yet to make a decision over the pair.

Salah reportedly did some individual work today, while Robertson and Joe Gomez are still being assessed.

No decision has been made on whether Mohamed Salah or Andy Robertson are definitely out of trip to Crystal Palace. Salah did some individual work at Melwood outdoors yesterday, as did a couple of others Robertson, Joe Gomez still being assessed.

— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) November 20, 2019


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