As per the latest updates across the media this evening, Mohamed Salah looks set to sit out Egypt’s next two outings, after suffering a recurrence of his long-standing ankle injury late in Liverpool’s win over Manchester City at the weekend.
Liverpool best City
Jurgen Klopp’s table-toppers welcomed City to Anfield on Sunday, for a crucial clash in the Premier League title race.
The hosts headed into proceedings aware that a victory would see them move 8 points clear atop the English top-flight table, and a hefty 9 points clear of the champions.
Liverpool were also unbeaten in the Premier League, having secured wins in all but one of their previous 11 fixtures.
And, when all was said and done on Merseyside, the domestic dominance of the Reds continued, in a 3-1 win.
Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, in the end, proved telling.
Bernardo Silva did manage to find the net for City ten minutes from time, but the attacker’s strike eventually proved little more than a consolation.
8 – Liverpool have won 11 of their first 12 Premier League games this season and lead the table by eight points – only Manchester United in 1993/94 have had a bigger lead after 12 games of a Premier League season (nine points). Outstanding. #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/YL9d09qMxY
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 10, 2019
Highlights: Liverpool 3-1 Man City
As such, evidently, Liverpool this past weekend took a considerable step towards securing the Premier League title.
One concern on an otherwise-superb evening for all associated with the Merseysiders, however, came on the personnel front.
With just minutes remaining in the clash, Mohamed Salah was replaced by Joe Gomez.
Subsequent reports, meanwhile, suggested that Liverpool were fearful that their star attacker aggravated a long-standing ankle problem versus Manchester City.
As such, Salah was expected to undergo a scan, with the reliable Liverpool Echo having this evening reported that this has since taken place.
And the results are said to have been far from reassuring, with the 27-year-old looking set to miss Egypt’s upcoming AFCON qualifiers versus Kenya and Comoros over the next week:
The ECHO are reporting that Mo Salah has had a scan – on his ankle – and a decision has been taken that he will not feature in the upcoming internationals vs Kenya or Comoros making him a doubt for GW13. Others state that these tests are yet to take place with the NT. #LFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 12, 2019