Monday Oct 28, 2019. 13:00
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed star striker Mo Salah has been playing with an chronic ankle problem that again forced him off during Sunday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
That will be alarm bells for Egypt coach Hossam El Badry, who will rely heavily on Salah when his side open their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign against Kenya and Comoros Islands in two weeks.
Salah injured in able against Leicester City on October 5 and has continued playing, even though the problem has not healed. It means it is difficult for him to finish games though.
“Mo is the same ankle [problem], it just gets sore the longer the game goes on,” Klopp told SkySports. “It’s not a massive issue, that will disappear one day, but it’s still a bit there at the moment.”
Liverpool are likely to push heavily for Salah to rest during the international break, and while the player himself has been lukewarm on his future with The Pharaohs, it does not bode well for El Badry.