Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is to return to Merseyside early from international duty after sustaining an injury.
The 26-year-old was forced off with a muscle strain, having scored direct from a corner in Egypt’s 4-1 victory in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Cairo against Swaziland on Friday.
A decision has been made to release Salah from the squad ahead of Tuesday’s return fixture to allow him to receive treatment.
A statement from the Egyptian Football Association read: “Javier Aguirre has decided to let Mohamed Salah return to his club and not participate in the Swaziland match on Tuesday to give him more rest.
“During the previous match against Swaziland, Salah complained of stress in the musculoskeletal muscle.
“He was examined medically and radiation was performed on the area of complaint after the game.”
The Egyptian winger hasn't quite picked up this season where he left off from last, struggling to outshine his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane.
A lot of people have suggested that sustaining the injury in the Champions League final has hampered his confidence and stalled his progression, something which Liverpool fans may agree to.
However, he's still a crucial asset to both club and country and will still no doubt play a huge role in Liverpool's season.
Jurgen Klopp's men will be aiming to go one better in Europe this year, and sustain a serious title challenge.
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