Salah, Virgil suffer injury on int’l duty


Mohamed Salah doubts Liverpool Premier League clash with Huddersfield after suffering apparent muscle injury on international duty with Egypt.

The 26-year-old PFA player of the year was taken off in stoppage time of Egypt’s 4-1 win over Swaziland on Friday night, having gone down to the turf minutes earlier with what appeared to be an issue with his left leg.

Four separate players were on the scoresheet for Egypt, but Salah’s goal was the pick of the bunch after scoring from a corner in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Egypt’s assistant coach Hany Ramzy did not believe the issue to be serious, telling BeIn Sports: “The initial diagnosis of the Egypt national team medical staff is that Salah suffered a muscular injury, he will be examined to determine the details, but in my opinion it is not dangerous.”

Salah has netted on three occasions in 11 appearances so far this term.

In a related development, Red defender, Virgil van Dijk will also miss The Netherlands’ friendly with Belgium on Tuesday with a rib injury.

The Dutch Football Association said the centre-back, 27, is still suffering from the injury he sustained in Liverpool’s Premier League win against Southampton on 22 September.

Van Dijk scored the opening goal as the Dutch beat Germany 3-0 on Saturday in the Nations League.

Reds forward Mohamed Salah left Egypt’s squad on Saturday with a muscle strain.

Liverpool’s next game is at Huddersfield on Saturday, 20 October.


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