Jurgen Klopp faces Mo Salah dilemma which could wreck Liverpool’s quadruple dream

After months and months of hype, Liverpool now find themselves standing just two games away from achieving the impossible with the quadruple. Only now, Jurgen Klopp faces a decision just as difficult to make over Mohamed Salah.

Klopp’s side have been relentless in their pursuit of immortality – and after edging out Chelsea in two tense domestic finals, the Reds bid to land an unprecedented quadruple now comes down to two huge matches in just six days.

Liverpool booked a date with Real Madrid in next weekend’s Champions League final last month, but they will find out their fate in the Premier League on Sunday. Klopp’s men head into their season finale against Wolves a point behind Manchester City, who will retain their domestic crown with a win against Aston Villa.

The Reds will be eager to put the pressure on their title rivals by bagging an emphatic result – but Klopp faces some crunch selection decisions. It was revealed this week that Salah has taken part in training after he came off injured during last weekend’s FA Cup final triumph, and now Klopp must decide whether or not to risk his key man at Anfield.

Normally, Klopp’s decision would be a no-brainer. Even though Salah’s form has stuttered recently, the Egyptian forward has evolved into Liverpool’s man for the big occasion and it would be almost unthinkable for him not to feature on Sunday. But with another European final on the horizon, Klopp could end up facing Real Madrid without his talisman if Salah suffers a setback against Wolves. And it could prove to be even more of a sickener for the Reds if Salah did end up getting injured and they finish the weekend without the Premier League title.

As things stand, Liverpool’s domestic destiny is not in their own hands, but the same cannot be said in Europe. A win for Manchester City would render the Reds quadruple bid obsolete, but landing a treble of trophies – including the Champions League – would still represent a major accolade for Klopp and his current crop of superstars.

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Klopp consoled Salah after he was forced off in last weekend's FA Cup final

Klopp consoled Salah after he was forced off in last weekend’s FA Cup final
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Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp gave an update on Salah and Virgil van Dijk, another key player who was seen as a potential doubt for Sunday’s match. The German admitted that he still didn’t quite know what to do in terms of his starting XI – but hinted that he may be prepared to gamble in a bid to keep their quadruple dreams alive. Klopp said: “With the other boys it looks all good. What we do with them for the weekend I have no idea.

“I actually understand 100 per cent the goalscoring battle with Heung-Min Son but we have no chance that we take any risks. But Mo doesn’t want to take any risks, there is no doubt about that. It looks good but the boys make steps and we will see. My preferred solution would be that they all could play at the weekend for rhythm reasons, stuff like this, or at least could be on the bench and then we can bring them on or not, but they are involved. But if not, then we take it from there. I cannot say 100 per cent.”

But after coming so close to history, Liverpool will be desperate to pip Pep Guardiola’s men to the Premier League title. Their best chance of doing so is by turning to Salah, even if there is a chance they could go on to blow their chances of clinching a seventh European crown.

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