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Liverpool learn extent of Mohamed Salah injury as Egyptian FA release official update

Liverpool learn extent of Mohamed Salah injury as Egyptian FA release official update

Big news for Liverpool.

Liverpool have received an update on the extent of Mohamed Salah's hamstring injury suffered at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.

Salah went down holding his hamstring in the 44th minute of Egypt's 2-2 draw with Ghana in the Ivory Coast.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp stated in a press conference on Friday morning that he didn't yet know the extent of the injury, and didn't rule out the possibility of the club's medical staff flying to the Ivory Coast to assess the winger.

Now, however, a new update has emerged - and it may not be as bad as first feared.

Journalist Eslam Magdy has posted to X (Twitter): "The Egyptian Football Federation announces the injury of Mohamed Salah, the national team captain, with a strain in the hamstring muscle, causing him to miss two matches in the Africa Cup of Nations against Cape Verde and in the Round of 16 in the case of qualification."

That update would appear to be good news for Liverpool, with the last 16 AFCON fixtures not taking place until January 27.

Salah was already scheduled to miss the Reds' next six fixtures if Egypt reached the final of AFCON, with Liverpool facing Burnley in the Premier League on February 10.

Therefore, he has four weeks in order to make it back for the Reds' first scheduled game after the tournament concludes, which is against Brentford on February 17.

Salah has scored 14 goals in 20 Premier League games for Klopp's side this season, continuing his usual status as a key player for the team.

And with Liverpool currently top of the Premier League table, Reds fans will be desperately hoping that Salah makes his return as quickly as possible to aid the side's attempts to win a first domestic league title in four years.

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Topics: Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Egypt, Africa Cup Of Nations, Premier League, Injury