English Premier League: Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah injured and forfeited for Egypt.
Injured on the ankle, the winger of the Reds Mohamed Salah must give up the chance to represent the Egyptian national team. A few weeks after his injury to Leicester, Salah is again hit on the same ankle last weekend in the clash between the Reds and Manchester City.
In a brief statement by the Egyptian federation, it was accompanied by a photo where one can see Salah wearing a protective boot on the ankle.
Scorer against Manchester City their 3-1 Premier League win, the right-winger would have aggravated his injury following contact with Fernandinho during the game.
Salah, who has scored six goals and contributed three assists in eleven Premier League matches, has to go through a scanner this week.
He is likely to be unavailable for the next league match in two weeks against Crystal Palace.
His injury dates back to the 2-1 win in the Premier League match against Leicester in early October, and had to sit out the 1-1 draw against Manchester United two weeks later. The winger now prefers to take advantage of this international break to reset his fitness to 100%.
The Egyptian, 27, scored 41 goals in 67 caps for the Pharaohs. This summer, he saw his team lose in the round of 16 of the CAN at home.
Best scorer of the English Premier League in the previous two seasons, Salah is a little less effective since the start of the current season. In ten games played, he only found the net five times. The ratio is not bad, but it clearly indicates a decline in Pharaoh's performance. This earned him some outside spades. The striker of the Reds, however, ensures not to worry at all as evident from his active participation in the win against Manchester City.
Recently, he was named for the title of the Golden Ball for the second year in a row.
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