Mohamed Salah returns from AFCON injury: When will he play next?

Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah is among the best attackers to have played in the English Premier League, delivering consistently every season for the Reds. This season has been no different, as he has played an instrumental role with his majestic performances.

In January, Salah represented his country, Egypt, in the AFCON tournament as the team’s captain. However, his participation was cut short due to a hamstring injury. Upon returning to England, the severity of the injury was determined, resulting in an extended period of absence from the game. Nevertheless, Salah has recently returned to training with his club, indicating his recovery progress.

Mohamed Salah smiles his way back to training

Following his rehabilitation, Mohamed Salah was spotted with a beaming smile as he made his way back to the Melwood Training Ground pitch alongside his teammates on Tuesday. He exceeded recovery expectations and participated in the club’s training session, clearly delighted and engaging warmly with his teammates.

While on international duty, Mohamed Salah suffered an injury in the Pharaohs’ second group-stage match against Ghana on January 18th, which led to his withdrawal from the rest of the tournament. In his absence, Egypt got eliminated in the round of 16, after a penalty shootout defeat to DR Congo.

The 31-year-old forward made a quick return from the national team camp in Ivory Coast to Liverpool, where he commenced his recovery at the club’s facilities. As a result, he missed several important matches for the Reds, including Premier League fixtures against Arsenal, Chelsea, Burnley, and Bournemouth.

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However, Jurgen Klopp’s team managed to secure victories in three of these encounters but suffered a loss against Arsenal in an away match. Despite reports indicating a lengthy layoff, the attacker was committed to his recovery, engaging in light drills and rehabilitation exercises.

When is Mohamed Salah’s possible next game?

Liverpool remains at the top of the league points table, holding a lead over the defending champions Manchester City, having played an additional game. The Merseyside club received a significant boost with the timely recovery of their talisman, Mohamed Salah.

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The Egypt international has returned to training and is expected to see playing time at the Gtech Community Stadium in their upcoming trip to London to face Brentford, led by their in-form striker Ivan Toney. Thus, he could make his comeback in the fixture scheduled for Saturday, the 17th of February.

This away clash is crucial for Klopp’s side to secure a victory and maintain their lead in the league title race against teams like the Gunners and Pep Guardiola’s squad. Both sides are hitting their peak form to close the gap for title contention, making every win essential for Liverpool.


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