Salah limped off in the victory over Swaziland .

Liverpool fans have made a very good point about Mo Salah's latest injury

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It was a mixed night for Mo Salah as Egypt beat Swaziland 4-1.

The Liverpool forward scored directly from a corner in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Sadly, however, that did not prove the biggest talking point as he was forced off in the later stages with what looked like a hamstring problem.

The 26-year-old has already been struggling for form this season, scoring just three times in 11 games in all competitions.

Those stats are only attracting so much attention, of course, because of the 2017/18 Premier League Golden Boot winner's scintillating performance in the previous campaign, netting 44 times.

Egypt have now provided an update on his condition.

How serious is Salah's injury? 

Their coach Hany Ramzy is quoted by the London Evening Standard:

"The initial diagnosis confirmed that the injury is a muscle strain and there is no possibility of muscle rupture.

"The player needs to have radiation to determine the injury and the duration of his absence.

"It is not a big injury, we support him with all our energy and we hope he will return without being affected by an injury as soon as possible."

Jurgen Klopp will be breathing a sigh of relief. Not only is Salah's injury not thought to be serious, many Liverpool fans actually think he has looked fatigued all season and could benefit from a few weeks off:

The workload on Salah's shoulders has been considerable since he arrived at Anfield.

He missed just two Premier League games last season with a groin injury, starting 34 and coming on as a sub in another two.

Salah has not looked his best this season

On top of that, he appeared to rush back from the shoulder injury he sustained at the hands of Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final so that he could feature at the World Cup.

That was to no avail, as The Pharaohs failed to live up to their tags at dark horses.

Worryingly, he was spotted still wearing strapping around his shoulder not so long ago.

A recovery period - while Liverpool play winnable games against Huddersfield, Red Star Belgrade, and Cardiff- might be exactly what Salah needs. 

Do you think Salah's injury is a blessing in disguise? Have your say in the comments. 

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