Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he is insure if winger Mohamed Salah will be fit for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The Egypt international started last week’s first leg at Anfield and opened the scoring with another bullet effort from the edge of the box.
Further goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the win and they will take a 3-0 advantage to the Etihad Stadium.
The win was marred by an injury to Salah who was seen holding his groin on Merseyside.
Klopp took no chances and brought him off, while he missed the 0-0 draw with Everton on Saturday afternoon.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach also rested Andy Robertson and Roberto Firmino, and he has since refused to confirm if Salah will be fit to play in Manchester.
He told reporters: “He (Salah) is injured. I don’t think it is really serious and hopefully he can be available for Tuesday. But for today he wasn’t available.
“That’s what everybody thinks but we will see. I don’t get a ticker every five minutes of how he feels. So I don’t know.
“It’s the same with Andy Robertson. Roberto Firmino is out – he has played a lot of games for us and we have two fresh strikers so that makes sense to make that change.
“I always think about how we can win the next game and we need fresh legs for that.”
City are 1.44 to beat the Reds on Tuesday, with the draw 4.75, while Liverpool are priced at 6.00 to beat City for the third time in a row.