Liverpool star Mohamed Salah returns from AFCON to nurse muscle pain

Liverpool’s hopes in the Premier League and Egypt’s aspirations in the AFCON faced a significant setback as Mohamed Salah suffered a potential hamstring injury, which could sideline him for the foreseeable future. While the severity of the injury has not been definitively determined, speculation surrounding it continues to intensify.

Mo Salah went down to the ground holding his thigh and was subsequently replaced in the first half of Egypt’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Ghana, a match in which Egypt managed to come back twice from behind.

Mohamed Salah returns to Liverpool due to injury

The 31-year-old Egypt international will return to Merseyside to address a potential hamstring injury sustained during the first half of Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Ghana. The Egypt Football Association (EFA) has confirmed that Mohamed Salah will be returning to his club, Liverpool, to undergo treatment for his injury.

that Salah could make a return and potentially play a significant role in the later stages of the tournament, provided Egypt qualifies for them. The Egypt Football Association (EFA) stated in a press release, “We are hoping to catch him in the semifinals of the Africa Nations Cup in case of qualification.”

Salah sustained a hamstring injury, the severity of which is yet to be determined. Initially believed to be a minor injury, scans have indicated that it might take longer than expected for Salah to fully recover, with no specific timeframe for his return to action. Both Liverpool and Egypt are hopeful that Mohamed Salah’s injury is not severe, considering his invaluable contribution to both campaigns.

Jurgen Klopp provides update on Mo Salah

Later, Jurgen Klopp reiterated what the EFA had stated in the announcement as he said that Mohamed Salah will be returning to Liverpool to recover from his AFCON injury.

Speaking in a press conference after Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth, Klopp said, “However long he is out, it probably makes sense for him to rehab with us in Liverpool or with our people. That’s the plan.”

Klopp further added that he has been in contact with Mo Salah, who, in turn, has been in touch with the Liverpool medical team. Both parties are hopeful for a swift recovery. Klopp also mentioned that the plan for Salah is to return and continue his AFCON journey with Egypt if he recovers in time.

Regarding his own injury, Salah said, “I am happy to be here, my injury is still there but the most important thing is to speak about the game. We have great players, a great team and we just need to fight and see what is going to happen.”

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