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Mohamed Salah hands Liverpool Champions League boost by returning to training - in pictures

The Egyptian forward missed Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United because of an ankle injury

Mohamed Salah handed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp a Champions League boost by training with the rest of the squad ahead of Wednesday's match against Genk.

The Egyptian forward missed Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Manchester United because of an ankle injury, but was involved in Tuesday's training session at Melwood, alongside fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Divock Origi started in place of Salah at Old Trafford, although the Belgian had limited impact before Adam Lallana's 85th minute goal secured a point to maintain Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League.

Should he prove his fitness, Salah is in line to start the match in Belgium, where Liverpool's Champions League title defence has got off to a stuttering start.

The Merseyside club, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in last season's final to claim a sixth European Cup, lost their opening Group E match away to Napoli before edging a seven-goal thriller against Red Bull Salzburg last time out.

The Reds currently sit second in the group a point behind leaders Napoli, who travel to Austria for their third match on Wednesday.

Salah was among seven Liverpool players nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or by France Football magazine on Monday, alongside fellow Champions League winners Alisson, Gini Wijnaldum, Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mane and Virgil van Dijk.

Above is a picture gallery of Salah and the rest of the Liverpool squad training ahead of Wednesday's match.

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Updated: October 22, 2019 07:13 PM

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