Liverpool have no need to rush Mohamed Salah back into the starting XI for the upcoming Champions League clash with Atalanta.

Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website that the Egyptian has been training with the squad since Monday, and could be in line to feature at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Having missed Sunday’s 3-0 win over Leicester due to positive COVID-19 tests, Salah is back in contention after posting a negative test.

But the club managed without their star attacker at the weekend, meaning he may not be needed when Liverpool welcome Serie A outfit Atalanta to Anfield in their group stage clash.

Here are three reasons why Klopp shouldn’t force the attacker back into action.

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Diogo Jota filling in effortlessly for Mohamed Salah

Summer signing Diogo Jota had already forced himself into Klopp’s plans with a stunning start to his Liverpool career, with the Portugal international furthering his reputation against Brendan Rodgers’ men.

The forward netted his eighth goal of the season against the Foxes, becoming the first player in the club’s history to score in his first four top-flight games.

Sitting comfortably in Europe

The Reds boast three wins from three in Europe, and are yet to concede a goal. Their biggest win came in a 5-0 thrashing at Atalanta last month.

Nothing should be taken for granted as the Serie A side come to Anfield, while the manager will be keen to wrap up top spot in Group D as soon as possible, but it may just be time to bring in at least a couple of major changes for the match.

Injuries taking their toll

Liverpool have certainly been a major victim of the gruelling fixture list this season.

Virgil van Dijk looks set to miss the majority of the campaign after his knee injury in the Merseyside derby. Fellow defender Joe Gomez is also expected to spend a period of time on the sidelines.

To lose Mohamed Salah to injury would be extremely worrying for the club. And so to play him in a game that he could do without may just provide yet more worry for Klopp.

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