Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will breath a sigh of reduction on the information the hamstring harm Mohamed Salah suffered on the Africa Cup of Nations is barely a pressure and nothing extra important.
Salah sparked fears of a doubtlessly prolonged lay-off after limping off within the first half of Thursday’s 2-2 draw with Ghana.
However, the outcomes of a scan have revealed a muscle pressure which Egypt say will rule the Liverpool striker out of their subsequent two video games.
That means the 31-year-old will certainly miss Egypt’s remaining Group B fixture in opposition to already-qualified Cape Verde on Monday and, in the event that they progress from Group B, their last-16 tie as properly.
“The X-rays that Mohamed Salah, the captain of the Egyptian national team, underwent, showed that he suffered a hamstring strain,” an Egyptian Football Association assertion learn.
“And he will miss the team’s next two matches in the Africa Cup of Nations against Cape Verde, and then the round of 16 match in the event of qualification.”
Egypt are at the moment second in Group B after two attracts with Mozambique and Ghana and can face leaders Cape Verde understanding solely a victory will assure their passage into the knockout phases.
Salah might be restricted to a watching function and it is also the case for a possible last-16 tie on the finish of January, however Liverpool supervisor Klopp might be happy the harm to his ahead shouldn’t be set to be a long-term subject.
Earlier on Friday, Klopp had earlier admitted his shock at Salah’s harm bearing in mind the ahead’s impeccable health report.
In six and a half seasons since arriving at Anfield, Salah has missed simply 10 Premier League matches – certainly one of which was as a consequence of Covid-19 and one other due to concussion.
So the sight of Salah being pressured off simply earlier than half-time unsurprisingly set alarm bells ringing.
“In the moment it was a shock. He felt it and we all know how rarely Mo needs to go off so there was definitely something,” mentioned Klopp.
“I don’t have any more information right now. I spoke with him last night. They are doing further assessments and then we will know more.”
While Liverpool didn’t anticipate Salah to return till early subsequent month, any absence from their talisman could be a blow as they search to take care of high spot within the Premier League.
They head to Bournemouth on Sunday trying to prolong their benefit to 5 factors however will accomplish that with out numerous gamers.
Wataru Endo is on the Asian Cup with Japan whereas full-backs Andy Robertson (shoulder), Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) and Kostas Tsimikas (collarbone), midfielders Dominik Szoboszlai (hamstring), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (adductor) and Ben Doak (knee) and defender Joel Matip (ACL) are all at varied phases of their restoration.
Robertson, Alexander-Arnold and Szoboszlai are closest to a return however the earliest might be Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Fulham.
“They’re all positive but not ready. They’re all getting closer and closer and closer and some of them might be in team training next week but for the Bournemouth game I don’t expect anyone back,” mentioned Klopp.
“After Bournemouth maybe for Fulham we will see how the boys do, but they are all close. Trent close, Dom close, Robbo close.”