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Mohamed Salah could be out for up to a month, according to his agent.

The Liverpool star suffered an injury while representing Egypt at the Africa Cup Of Nations with Ghana last Thursday night, leaving fans of club and country fearing the worst.

Mohamed Salah could be out for a month as he watches Egypt scrape through Africa Cup of Nations group before Liverpool return

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Salah could be ruled out for up to a month, according to his agentCredit: AFP

The Egyptian FA then released a statement to confirm that Salah had suffered a strain in his back muscle and would miss Egypt’s next two games at AFCON, but would fly back to Liverpool to be assessed.

But taking to social media, it seems that the 31-year-old’s injury could be worse than first feared.

Taking to X, Ramy Abbas Issa said: Mohamed’s injury is more serious than first thought and he will be out for 21-28 days, and not two games.

“His best chance at participating in the current AFCON is by undergoing intensive rehabilitation in the UK and rejoining the team as soon as he is fit.”

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Liverpool later revealed Salah, who was in the stands for Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Cape Verde which saw them scrape into the last 16, will be back on Merseyside on Wednesday.

The club say they will give him the best chance possible to return for the latter stages of the AFCON should Egypt make further progress.

“Mohamed Salah will return to the AXA Training Centre on Wednesday to begin an intensive rehabilitation programme with Liverpool’s medical team on the muscle injury he sustained with Egypt last week,” read a statement on the club website.

“The injury, which is worse than first feared, forced the forward from the field in the first half of the Africa Cup of Nations fixture with Ghana and an agreement has been reached with the Egyptian FA for Salah to undergo treatment in Liverpool.

Salah watched on nervously as record AFCON winners Egypt only just made it into the knockout stage

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Salah watched on nervously as record AFCON winners Egypt only just made it into the knockout stageCredit: Getty
And Liverpool boss Klopp will be nervous about the fitness of his star player

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And Liverpool boss Klopp will be nervous about the fitness of his star player

“Salah will immediately begin work with the club’s medical staff upon his return to Merseyside with a view to being back in action as soon as possible for club and country, giving him the best chance to return to compete at AFCON if Egypt, who qualified for the knockout stage with a 2-2 draw against Cape Verde tonight, continue to advance in the tournament.”

Premier League leaders Liverpool initially struggled to create in the absence of their talisman during Sunday’s game at Bournemouth, but moved five points clear at the top thanks to a crushing 4-0 win earned by second-half doubles from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota.

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Speaking after the victory at the Vitality Stadium, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said it ‘makes sense’ for Salah to fly back to Merseyside from the tournament.

“That’s the plan,” the German said before the news was confirmed. “If that’s already decided 100 per cent, I don’t know. But that’s the plan.

“However long he’s out, probably everybody sees it like this, it makes sense that he’s doing the rehab with us or with our people. If that’s written in stone already, I don’t know.

“I spoke with him directly after, the night when it happened. Since then he’s in contact with our doctor. I think he will be back.”

Klopp will be fearing the worst with Salah now facing the prospect of missing six matches.

The Reds are currently five points clear at the top of the table and will be desperate for Salah to be back to try and help them sustain their charge.

Matches Mohamed Salah could miss

Matches Mohamed Salah could miss

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