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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah set to return for Premier League title decider against Wolves

Mohamed Salah suffered with a concussion during the Premier League game against Newcastle last week, but will return for Wolves clash.

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Liverpool Published on: May 10, 2019 17:57 IST
Mohamed Salah has scored 26 goals for Liverpool across all
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Mohamed Salah has scored 26 goals for Liverpool across all competitions.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is set to return for the side’s last Premier League game as the team looks to win the English top-flight title for the first time since 1990.

The Egyptian was concussed in Liverpool's 3-2 win over Newcastle in the league last weekend, and missed the 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday to follow return-to-play protocols.

Mohamed Salah has been central to Liverpool’s brilliant run in the domestic and European campaigns, scoring 26 goals across all competitions.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Salah has been back in training and expects him to play against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

“The famous words in the dressing room this week have been ‘it’s only pain,’“ Klopp said at pre-match conference on Friday.

Klopp said left-back Andrew Robertson and captain Jordan Henderson should be fit to play after knocks during the game against Barcelona, but striker Roberto Firmino will miss out again.

“Hendo [Jordan Henderson] said it was only pain, Robbo [Andrew Robertson] said it was only pain. They should be fine. Bobby (Roberto Firmino), not for the weekend.

“Mo [Mohamed Salah] looked good running around the celebrations (following the Barcelona win). Yesterday and the day before he was running outside. He will be part of training today.

Liverpool heads into the final round of games one point behind the first-placed Manchester City, who play away to Brighton.

The Merseyside club has also reached the Champions League final after the dramatic result at Anfield against Barcelona earlier this week. Liverpool will take on fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the final, who defeated Ajax in another memorable comeback.

Liverpool will hope for Manchester City to drop points against Brighton in addition to securing a win over Wolves, whose record against the top-six sides has been impressive this season.

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