Mohamed Salah: Liverpool forward may return to training next week after hamstring injury, says Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah injured his hamstring while on international duty with Egypt at AFCON

Mohamed Salah could return to training next week after recovering from a hamstring injury, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

Salah suffered the injury while on international duty with Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations, coming off at half-time in the 2-2 draw with Ghana in January.

However, Salah's injury was worse than first feared, with a further scan then revealing a "proper tear" in his hamstring, ruling the 31-year-old out of action for nearly a month.

Salah has enjoyed another impressive campaign for the Reds, with his 18 goals and nine assists in all competitions - including a Premier League-high 14 goals so far this season - helping to maintain the club's push for a historic quadruple.

Liverpool will also be without Thiago Alcantara against Burnley on Saturday after the Spain midfielder sustained a muscle injury in his five-minute substitute appearance in the 3-1 loss at Arsenal last weekend, in his first appearance since April.

"Thiago is not cool," Klopp added. "He showed a lot of things in training on LFCTV and looked outstanding, so we took him, let him play for a few minutes.