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ready to mo Liverpool handed huge Mohamed Salah boost as they prepare for Premier League return

Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he is ready to return to the Liverpool side after the African Cup of Nations.

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Mohamed Salah, left, and Sadio Made, right, are heading back to Liverpool (Mike Egerton/PA)

Mohamed Salah, left, and Sadio Made, right, are heading back to Liverpool (Mike Egerton/PA)

Mohamed Salah, left, and Sadio Made, right, are heading back to Liverpool (Mike Egerton/PA)

Liverpool look set to be handed a huge boost as they prepare for Thursday night's crucial Premier League game at Leicester.

Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he is ready to return to the Liverpool side despite a draining and ultimately disappointing adventure with Egypt in the African Cup of Nations.

Salah's side lost out in Sunday's final against a Senegal team led by his Liverpool's strike partner Sadio Mane, with Jurgen Klopp confirming his leading scorer does not need extra time to recover after his efforts in Cameroon.

Klopp told LiverpoolFC.com: "Mo is now back, I spoke already to him. He is very disappointed of course, but looking forward to all the things coming up here now.

"I spoke to him and pretty much the first thing Mo told me was: 'I'm ready.' Haha!

"He is an experienced player, he is a physical monster, to be honest, so we have to see. He will obviously have a little recovery session today and we will see how he feels tomorrow and from there we go.

"The proper plan we don’t have, play him as often and as long as possible is probably the plan, but we will not rush it. But if he is fine we will not leave him out for the wrong reasons as well, so let’s see."

Mane will not be available for the Leicester game as he returned to Senegal with his team-mates for an extravagant victory parade that saw tens of thousands of excited fans take to the streets to toast their nation's first AFCON success.

"Sadio flies out if it’s possible on Wednesday night, so will arrive here on Thursday but he is, of course, then not involved in the Leicester game," added Klopp.

"It means the world to him, it means the world to his people, it means the world to Senegal and we respect that a lot and we would never consider to have called back him from there or whatever – let them do what they do in the moment because they deserve it.

"They’ve had an incredibly intense time, so when he is back we will talk to him and we will see how we can use him."

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