Mohamed Salah may be next in line for Liverpool rotation after injury scare

• I took Mo Salah off because he felt the hamstring a little bit, says Klopp
• I have 500,000 pieces of information, adds manager in defence of policy

Mohamed Salah may be next in line for Jürgen Klopp’s rotation policy after the Liverpool manager substituted his leading goalscorer against Everton as a precaution against a hamstring problem.

Klopp has defended his decision to make six changes to his starting lineup for Sunday’s derby and to substitute the 19-goal Egypt forward at 1-0. Omitting Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum against Everton was, he said, based on “a little information” from after the 7-0 rout of Spartak Moscow four days earlier. However, Klopp confirmed the two Brazilians “could have played” on Sunday and all four may start the Premier League game at home to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

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