Liverpool will be without the services of Mohamed Salah as he participates in the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp joked that he is not wishing Salah too much luck at the tournament, as he prepares for a crucial spell of games without his top scorer. Klopp does not have a suitable replacement for Salah, who plays on the right side of the attack and has scored 18 goals this season. However, Klopp is confident that Liverpool can fill the hole left by Salah with their different offensive options. He acknowledged that while no one can play like Salah, they will utilize their players’ skills to find a way to succeed without him.
Klopp also mentioned that they have a challenging January ahead, despite there being fewer Premier League games due to a mid-season player break. He acknowledged that some teams have less frequent matches in January, but Liverpool has a proper rhythm with the upcoming semi-final. Klopp remains positive that the team will find a way to deal with the absence of Salah and continue their success.