Mohammad Salah will return to Liverpool after suffering a hamstring injury during AFCON


Liverpool star Mo Salah is set to return to England prior to AFCON completion. Mo Salah has suffered a hamstring injury and will be returning to Liverpool this month. He He will attend Egypt’s final group game match against Cape Verde on Monday before flying to Liverpool, Egypt confirmed on Sunday. Egypt also said they hope to have Salah back for the AFCON semi-finals. Moreover, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had earlier said if the 31-year-old regained fitness he would return to national duty.

The Egyptian talisman sustained an injury against Ghana. Speaking after Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth, Klopp said,

However long he’s out, probably everybody sees it like this, it makes sense that he’s doing the rehab with us or with our people. If that’s written in stone already, I don’t know. I spoke with him directly after, the night when it happened. Since then he’s in contact with our doctor. I think he will be back.”

Asked if Mo Salah could leave for latter stages of tournament lest Egypt should progress, German said,

“I would say if Egypt qualifies for the final, if he’s fit before the final, then probably yes. Why not? That’s clear. It’s the tournament.”

Mo Salah opens up on his injury before Liverpool return

Speaking about his injury, the winger said that it was more important to talk about the game. He added that their primary aim is to qualify for the knockout stages and claim the prestigious trophy. He said,

“I have won everything possible but not this one yet. It will happen somehow, that is what I believe, and whatever I believe I achieve, so sooner or later it will happen. Everybody knows what it means to any player to win an Africa Cup. We were unlucky at the last one and also in Gabon. The players are very motivated to win the tournament. We all want to win it.”

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