Egypt cool Salah injury fears

Egypt assistant coach Hany Ramzy has played down the seriousness of the thigh injury sustained by Mohamed Salah during the 4-1 victory over eSwatini.

Liverpool forward Salah was forced to leave the field late on in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, having earlier scored direct from a corner for his side.

Afterwards, Ramzy was calm about the problem, with initial treatment suggesting that Salah has suffered a strain rather than anything more serious.

He told beIN SPORTS: "The primary diagnosis confirms it's just a strain and no muscle rupture is apparent, but the player will need to undergo scans to determine the full extent of the injury and the time needed to heal.

"It's nothing major and we'll do the best we can to help him recover. We hope he will return without being affected by the injury as soon as possible."

Twenty-six-year-old Salah enjoyed a stellar first season with Liverpool scoring 44 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions.

This term he has netted three times in 11 outings, having seen his World Cup 2018 finals campaign disrupted by a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

The Merseysiders return to Premier League action following the international break with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday 20th October.

Last season both meetings of the two teams ended in 3-0 victories for the Reds, who are 13/2 to win by the same scoreline next Saturday, with Liverpool 8/13 to keep a clean sheet and 5/1 to claim a 2-0 success.

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