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Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah wants to avoid ‘risks’ as Liverpool get set for season-defining week

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah “doesn’t want to take any risks” ahead of the Champions League final later this month.

The forward was forced off during his side’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup, sparking fears he could miss the showpiece final in Paris against Real Madrid next weekend.

Klopp has previously stressed that Salah’s injury is not particularly serious, as is the case with both Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool host Wolves on the final day of the season, knowing a win is all that will keep them in the title race on the final day, regardless of what happens between Manchester City and Aston Villa.

After coming from behind to beat Southampton on Tuesday night, Klopp hailed the depth in his squad.

The signings of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Ibrahima Konate have all refreshed his options, as has the emergence of both Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott as genuine first-team players.

Speaking ahead of the Wolves game, Klopp said: “The rest of the boys look all good, what we do for the weekend, I don’t know yet.

“Mo doesn’t want to take any risks, no doubt about that but it looks good.

“My solution is they can play at the weekend or at least be on the bench. If not, we take it from there. I cannot say 100 percent.”