Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of their Champions League second leg clash to Manchester City on Tuesday, with star striker Mohamed Salah expected to be fit enough to start, according to the Times’ Paul Joyce.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will travel to Manchester with a healthy advantage having shocked the Premier League table-toppers in the first leg at Anfield with a resounding 3-0 victory, and Salah’s rumoured return to the squad will be a major confidence booster for the Reds ahead of the second leg at the Etihad.

The Egyptian international gave the hosts an early lead when he poked past Ederson from close range and set up Sadio Mane for Liverpool’s third goal of the game on the half hour mark.

He lasted just seven minutes of the second half before he was hauled off due to injury, however, and missed Saturday’s goalless draw to Merseyside rivals Everton.

Liverpool are yet to issue an update on Salah’s injury status; although, he is expected to be fit enough to start and confirmation could come in Klopp’s pre-match press conference on Tuesday.