Mohamed Salah a doubt for Arsenal after missing Liverpool training

Liverpool travel to Arsenal on Wednesday looking to close the gap on Manchester City but may have to do so with Mo Salah, who remains an injury doubt after missing training

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Mo Salah faces a race against time to be fit for Liverpool’s game with Arsenal on Wednesday night.

The Reds head to the Emirates looking to cut the gap at the top but may have to do so without their top scorer.

Salah was absent during Monday’s session at the AXA Training Centre and could now be forced to sit out the clash in the capital. James Milner and Kostas Tsimikas were also missing at Kirby.

The Egyptian scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday, however he was hauled off just minutes after converting from the spot.

Jurgen Klopp claimed he was not concerned by the issue but the player has now undergone tests as the club look to gauge whether any serious damage has been picked up.

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Mo Salah was forced off at the weekend

Jurgen Klopp could now be without his forward for the game at Arsenal

Salah’s potential absence at Arsenal could be more of a precaution rather than a sign of something more concerning.

Liverpool won’t be short of options in attack with Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz all available to Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds have already played Arsenal three times this year, winning on two of those occasions.

They secured a 2-0 win at the Emirates in the Carabao Cup semi-final and a repeat will see them close to within one point of Manchester City.

The champions dropped more points in a draw at Crystal Palace which further bolsters Liverpool’s challenge.

Klopp said last week when quizzed on the title battle: “We want to write a special story here, not only this year but in general.

“If you want to look back later in life on very successful times, you should give absolutely everything now. We have no time and no points to waste.

“We have to keep going, that is clear, and if there is any kind of momentum we should keep it and work with it.

The Egyptian scored in Saturday’s win over Brighton

“We cannot call it a title race because we are still behind but we have to win football matches but everybody is excited about having the opportunity to have a title race.

“So far the boys did really well and why should I think we can’t go on?”

After the game with Arsenal Liverpool face Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup before resuming Premier League action against Watford.

Following that they head to Manchester and the Etihad for a game that could go a huge way to deciding the destination of the trophy.

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