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Report: Mo Salah to undergo scan on ankle injury in Egypt

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Report: Mo Salah to undergo scan on ankle injury in Egypt

Mo Salah aggravated the injury during a challenge with Fernandinho.

Liverpool winger Mo Salah will have a scan on a persistent ankle injury, according to The Times.

Salah is due to meet up with the Egypt national team ahead of two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Egypt face Kenya on Thursday and Comoros on Monday.

However, Salah will immediately be sent for a scan on his left ankle. This has been an ongoing problem for the Liverpool star. After the clash with Manchester City last weekend, Liverpool fear that he may have aggravated his ankle knock.

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Salah scored for Liverpool in the 3-1 win over title rivals Man City. But shortly after, he was on the ground clutching his ankle. Fernandinho’s sliding tackle won the ball cleanly but it appeared to hurt Salah.

 

The 27-year-old played on through the pain but was replaced later in the game by Joe Gomez. Salah will now have a scan in Cairo to discover the extent of his injury. Liverpool will liaise with the Egyptian national team and they do not want him risked if he is not 100 per cent fit.

TBR’s view

Liverpool cannot afford to lose Salah as their momentum could be halted. The Reds have a world-class attacking trio of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. They work so well together and breaking this up could impact the form.

Jurgen Klopp knows how vitally important Salah is. If he is not fully fit, he should not be risked by Egypt.

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