In a significant setback for Liverpool and Egypt, star forward Mohamed Salah is set to be sidelined for three to four weeks due to a “proper tear in his hamstring,” as confirmed by Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders.
Salah has returned to Liverpool for an intensive rehabilitation programme and this was confirmed after an agreement was reached between the Premier League club and the Egyptian FA.
The 31-year-old sustained the injury just before half time in Egypt’s 2-2 draw in the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana on Thursday.
His injury will most definitely impact Egypt’s aspirations for the rest of the tournament. Despite being in the stands to witness Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Cape Verde, Salah’s active participation in the latter stages of the tournament remains uncertain and unlikely.
Although, Liverpool’s decision to bring him back to England for treatment aims to give him the best chance of rejoining the squad in the event of further progress.