Liverpool Forward Mohamed Salah to Sit Out Two Matches for Egypt at AFCON Due to Muscle Injury

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Salah’s injury sparked concerns for Liverpool as they continue their quest for domestic and European success. During their 2-2 draw with Ghana, Salah was withdrawn just before halftime. Initially, there were fears of an apparent hamstring injury, but the Egypt Football Federation released a statement stating that tests showed a strain in his posterior muscle. The nature of the injury was not high-intensity followed by a sudden decline; Salah simply felt it and had to be taken off. Considering how rarely Salah needs to be substituted, it was definitely something to be concerned about.

Liverpool currently has the opportunity to move five points clear at the top of the Premier League if they secure a victory against Bournemouth. In addition to their league campaign, they are also in contention for the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and Europa League. Salah has once again been a standout performer for Klopp’s side this season, contributing a combined total of 27 goals and assists in 27 matches. His 14 goals have him tied as the joint-highest scorer in the Premier League, alongside Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

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