Salah is ready to start!


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says forward Mohamed Salah is “ready to start” when the Reds take on Sparta Prague in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday.

Liverpool hold a 5-1 lead after a convincing win in the Czech Republic.

“It’s super important we build up Mo, he’s ready, top fit,” said Klopp.

“I’m not sure he’s ready for 90 minutes, I’m not sure we should do 90 minutes, but he’s ready to start.

“He would’ve been ready to start the last game [the 1-1 draw with Manchester City] but you don’t know how long it would’ve made sense for and that’s always the problem when players come back.

“There are 10 more Premier League games and hopefully more European and cup games, and they are as important.

“Mo usually can play game after game, now he was out for a surprisingly long time. He’s back and we have to make sure we can really count on him consistently.”