Sigh of relief for Liverpool as star player avoids major injury

Liverpool's talisman avoids major injury after scare at AFCON

By Michail-Angelos Grigoropoulos

This Liverpool player avoided a scary injury
This Liverpool player avoided a scary injury
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Liverpool fans and Liverpool football club had their head in their hands when Mohamed Salah got substituted off for Egypt against Ghana earlier this week. Liverpool is currently top of the league, as they are a couple points ahead of challengers Manchester City and knew they would have to be without Mo Salah for nearly a month depending on his success at the African Cup of Nations. But what they did not expect was to miss him for more than that and that nearly became reality when Salah got injured.

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Salah importance to Liverpool cannot be understated as he is the Liverpool attack. In 20 Premier League games this season, the Egyptian forward has scored 14 goals and has eight assists in what could be a PFA POTY type of campaign for the superstar. With his fellow attacking teammates struggling, the winger has had to play at an even higher level than before as he’s taken the role of chief playmaker as well.

If Liverpool were to face life without Salah for more than a month, it would require all the forwards to step up. It would take a collective effort and then some. The likes of Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota would have to find their shooting boots to replace Mohamed Salah output. Tomorrow, we get a first look in the Premier League at Liverpool without Salah as they travel to face Bournemouth, who has been one of the better teams in the league as of late. It’s a good first look at Liverpool without Salah.

As for Egypt, they lose their best player and talisman. But to everyone’s luck Mohamed Salah was able to avoid a serious injury as his injury wound up being a back injury rather than a hamstring injury and it is just a small strain.

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How much time would Salah miss

Luckily for both Liverpool and Egypt, Salah will not miss much time. For Egypt he is set to only miss two games and would be back for the quarter finals if Egypt qualify that far. As for Liverpool, Salah can be back as early as the 31st of January when Liverpool plays Chelsea. If Egypt were to be eliminated, that would be his Liverpool return.

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