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The worst news for Liverpool, for how long will Salah be out?

Huge blow to Liverpools title aspirations as Mohamed Salah gets injured at AFCON

By Michail-Angelos Grigoropoulos

The star forward picked up an injury in todays match vs Ghana
The star forward picked up an injury in todays match vs Ghana
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International breaks and tournaments are always a tough time for club teams as they pray that none of their players get hurt, especially the major ones that play a massive part in the team. With two international tournaments currently going on with the African Cup of Nations, and the Asian Cup, the risk has intensified. This is no normal international break, as all the players in those tournaments will be laying their blood, sweat and tears on the line to represent their country. The intensity and action will be high.

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Unfortunately, the first serious injury has occurred at AFCON with Mohamed Salah of Egypt getting injured in today’s match against Ghana. For Egypt this is devastating news as Salah is their talisman and their most important player. The player got injured on the cusp of halftime and was seen holding his hamstring and was holding back tears. Salah has faced serious injury in a match this big before, as he was injured in the 2018 UCL final. That injury would hinder him in the 2018 World Cup.

Now the roles are reversed as Salah has gotten injured on international duty, and Liverpool must be wishing that this is not serious. Salah holds importance for Egypt, but he also holds a major importance to Liverpool as he is their attack. Salah has torn apart the Premier League once again and already has 14 goals in 20 games and eight assists on top of that.

With Liverpool being on top of the Premier League as it currently stands, this is the worst possible timing for them. They lost their biggest superstar, whilst their biggest title challengers in Manchester City regain their superstar in Kevin De Bruyne. Liverpool now looks towards the likes of Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota to help lead this attack in case Salah misses any time.

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How much time could Salah miss?

Hamstring injuries are tough to determine the length of absence, but according to the Sun it could be up to six weeks for the Egyptian to return to action if the severity is high. That would mean the end of his AFCON run and would also mean he could miss Liverpool playing in the Carabao Cup final if they were to make it.

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