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Mohamed Salah injury ‘more serious than first thought’

Mohamed Salah

According to his agent, Mohamed Salah’s hamstring injury is more serious than first believed and might sideline him for four weeks.

This might mean that Liverpool’s best player misses the next six games and ends any chance of bringing him back for their double header against Chelsea and Arsenal the following week.

Unless Egypt, who must overcome Cape Verde on Monday to avoid elimination from the group stage, can manage without their captain until the final on February 11 and Salah recovers quickly, Salah’s Africa Cup of Nations career is likely gone.

After suffering an injury during their 2-2 draw with Ghana on Thursday, the 31-year-old was only declared out of his nation’s next two matches.

However, Ramy Abbas, Salah’s agent, stated on Twitter that Mohammed’s injury is more serious than initially believed and that he will miss 21 to 28 days—not just two games. His greatest opportunity to play in the current AFCON is to return to the team as soon as he is fit and go through a rigorous rehabilitation program in the UK.

Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, stated on Sunday that Salah would receive treatment in England and would return to Africa if his condition improved and Egypt advanced.

The German remarked, “It makes sense that he’s doing the rehab with us or with our people, regardless of how long he’s out—probably everybody sees it like this.” I’m not sure if that’s already set in stone.

“I would answer that, yes, [he would return to play] if Egypt makes it to the final and is healthy before then. Why not? That much is evident.

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Since Salah left for the Cup of Nations, Liverpool has won all three games, with Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota, two other attackers, each scoring twice against Bournemouth. Nonetheless, in 27 games in all competitions for the Merseyside club this season, Salah has tallied 18 goals and provided nine assists.

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