Liverpool appear relaxed about Mohamed Salah’s chances of playing in the Reds’ upcoming showdown with Manchester United.
Salah, 27, was injured in a crunching challenge from Hamza Choudhury during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Leicester last Saturday.
Scans over the weekend, though, showed the Egyptian hotshot had suffered only minor ankle ligament damage in the Anfield clash.
Salah, who has been a revelation since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017, was given permission to take a brief break by medical staff.
He subsequently jetted out to Abu Dhabi on Monday night in order to pick up a GQ Middle East Man of The Year award.
Salah is expected to spend some time in his homeland before travelling back to Liverpool at the end of the week.
Thursday’s edition of The Mirror reports Salah will undergo a rehabilitation programme to slowly bring him back up to speed ahead of the trip to United.
Salah is said to be confident he will be fit – a stance reinforced by Liverpool’s willingness to let him jet off while injured.
Salah has already scored four goals and provided three assists in the Premier League this season.
And he will be desperate to continue that form as Jurgen Klopp’s men go in search of their first top-flight title since 1990.
Liverpool’s win over Leicester, coupled with Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat to Wolves, left them eight points clear at the top of the table.
And the optimism on Merseyside is a far cry from the gloom hanging over their arch-rivals United, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under serious pressure.
United currently occupy 12th in the Premier League having collected just nine points from their opening eight games of the campaign.
Liverpool and United drew 0-0 at Old Trafford back in February, a result many downtrodden Red Devils fans cannot see being repeated.