Mohamed Salah’s hamstring damage is worse than was initially thought and will preserve him out for 4 weeks, his agent has stated.
It means Liverpool’s hopes of getting their high scorer again for his or her double header in opposition to Chelsea and Arsenal subsequent week are over and will end in him lacking their subsequent six video games.
Salah’s Africa Cup of Nations might be over until Egypt, who wanted to keep away from defeat in opposition to Cape Verde on Monday to stop a group-stage exit, can survive with out their captain till the ultimate on 11 February and he makes a swift restoration.
The 31-year-old was injured of their 2-2 draw in opposition to Ghana on Thursday and had solely been dominated out of his nation’s subsequent two video games.
But Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas wrote on Twitter: “Mohammed’s injury is more serious than first thought and he will be out for 21-28 days, and not 2 games. His best chance at participating in the current AFCON is by undergoing intensive rehabilitation in the uk and rejoining the team as soon as he is fit.”
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp stated on Sunday that Salah would return to England for remedy and will doubtlessly return to Africa if he recovered and Egypt progressed.
The German stated: “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 would say if Egypt qualifies for the final, if he’s fit before the final, then probably yes [he would go back to play]. Why not? That’s clear.”
Liverpool have received all three video games since Salah left for the Cup of Nations with fellow forwards Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota every scoring twice at Bournemouth. However, Salah has scored 18 targets and bought 9 assists in 27 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside membership this season.