Egyptian international Mohamed Salah was the subject of keen interest from Saudi Arabia during the transfer market last summer.
Despite a very expensive verbal offer, Liverpool stubbornly refused to let him go, and he will continue to be the face of the team this season.
At 31 years of age, he is still the ace of the team, leading the attack with 18 goals and 9 assists in 27 games so far.
He has the ability to break down opponents and win games at crucial moments, but he was forced to make an injury replacement in the second match of the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana at the end of the first half.
The Egyptian national team announced that he would only miss two games and that the injury was considered minor, but things have taken a turn for the worse.
Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, updated the information via his social networking site, saying that the injury is more serious than initially thought and that he will have to be out for up to almost a month.
“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.”
Mohammed’s injury is more serious than first thought and he will be out for 21-28 days, and not 2 games.— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) January 22, 2024
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.
The Egyptian forward, who will return to Liverpool to recover under the full facilities of the club, has a glimmer of hope for the AFCON final, scheduled for February 12, if the Egyptian team makes it to the final and his rehabilitation is better than expected.
On the other hand, from Liverpool’s point of view, they would not want the Egyptian team to play in the AFCON even if they are back to their best after a rapid recovery.
And in the current overcrowded schedule, they do not want to aggravate the injury of the winger, who is a dominant scorer in recent seasons.
We understand that he loves the Egyptian national team, and we wonder what kind of conclusion awaits him after discussions between the two sides.