Salah could rejoin training on Monday

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Liverpool hope Mohamed Salah will be able to return to training as early as Monday after his latest covid test was negative.

Salah missed the 3-0 win over Leicester City after positive tests on international duty with Egypt, but a further examination was taken on Sunday.

He will now be tested by UEFA on Monday, and Liverpool hope another negative will make him available to face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“I have heard he has tested negative today,” said Klopp.

“I think from now it is normal. He has the UEFA testing for the Champions League and he can train with us tomorrow. He will be tested like normal.”

Even without Salah, Liverpool delivered a supreme performance to move level on points with Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the Premier League.

Chris Bascombe's Liverpool briefing

Klopp shrugged off his side’s latest rewriting of club records, suggesting the achievement of going 64 home Premier League games unbeaten will be reflected upon later in his career.

"There will be a moment in the future when I think back and hopefully it will not be the number 64, but even more,” said Klopp.

“It is incredible but all about the boys. It is really difficult to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of the games were, the boys had to dig in and they did that. We really enjoy playing here, it is our ground, our home and everything feels like home even when then the people aren’t here – which is absolutely sh*t and b***ocks.

"The boys on the pitch, performance-wise, are incredible and that is the only reason for the number. It is difficult to set records at this club because our fathers and grandfathers were obviously pretty good. I am happy for the players.”

The Liverpool manager reserved particular praise for striker Roberto Firmino, who returned to form with his side’s third.

“What people say about him (Firmino) sometimes is ridiculous,” said Klopp. “It is because there is nothing else to talk about. That is my feeling. Everyone thought it was exactly the right goalscorer.

“We 100 percent deserved it. The boys played an incredible game against a top opponent. Playing as we did I do not take it for granted. The boys were on fire football-wise. How the whole team defended and offensively it was incredible. That is a top sign.”

On the downside, Liverpool suffered another injury with Naby Keita leaving Anfield feeling his hamstring.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers suffered another uncomfortable evening against his old club, but said his team’s excellent start to the season should be put into perspective.

“It is an easy game to analyse. In the first half we were not aggressive with or without the ball,” said Rodgers.

“We lacked a little energy. But until this point, nine games in, the players have been great. We have played City, Arsenal, Leeds, Liverpool away. We can see where we could be better and we will move on. We are making progress and you have bumps along the road.”