Liverpool’s star player Mohamed Salah is set to return to his club for hamstring injury treatment amid Egypt’s ongoing AFCON campaign. This decision follows after the Egypt Football Association (EFA) confirmed Salah’s departure post Egypt’s final group match against Cape Verde Islands at the Africa Cup of Nations in Abidjan. Liverpool’s manager Juergen Klopp had hinted at this development earlier, especially after the team’s triumphant 4-0 victory against Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Despite his impending return to Liverpool, the air of uncertainty looms over the duration of Salah’s absence, particularly after his injury during the match against Ghana. Klopp, while concerned, expressed a pragmatic approach, emphasizing the logic in Salah undergoing rehabilitation with Liverpool’s medical team. “However long he is out, I think probably everybody sees that it makes sense that he is doing the rehab with us or with our people,” Klopp remarked.
Interestingly, Salah’s potential involvement in the later stages of the Africa Cup of Nations hasn’t been ruled out. The EFA harbors hope, stating, “We are hoping to catch him in the semi-finals of the Africa Nations Cup in case of qualification.”
Klopp echoed this optimism but remained cautious, leaving the final decision to medical professionals and the progress of Egypt in the tournament. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
Away from the pitch, Salah’s influence continues to resonate as the voting lines for the prestigious Sportstar ACES Awards 2024 are now open. Despite his injury, Salah’s commitment to his national team remains unwavering.
In a recent press conference, he chose to focus on the team’s aspirations rather than his injury, underlining the collective goal of advancing to the next round. “Our primary goal is to secure qualification for the next round, with skilled players, a good coach, and a clear vision,” Salah asserted.
Reflecting on his illustrious career, Salah acknowledged the absence of the Africa Cup in his trophy cabinet, a void he is keen to fill. Despite previous disappointments, his resolve remains unshaken, driven by a profound belief in turning his dream into reality. “I have won everything possible but not this one yet. It will happen somehow, that is what I believe, and whatever I believe I achieve, so sooner or later it will happen,” he confidently declared.
As Salah returns to Liverpool for his rehabilitation, fans and teammates alike are hopeful for a swift recovery. The days ahead are filled with anticipation, both for Liverpool’s campaign and Egypt’s journey in the Africa Cup of Nations, with the potential return of their star player hanging in the balance. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.