Salah is now 31 years old and is in peak fitness. He has only missed two games in over six years since joining Liverpool in 2017.
But now in his 30’s he has sustained a hamstring injury last night arising during Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Ghana.
Reported in The Times, n the 45th minute, Salah signaled a left leg issue and had to exit the game. The 31-year-old forward will undergo tests to determine if he can continue in the Ivory Coast competition or if he needs to return to Liverpool for treatment.
No doublt Jürgen Klopp, anxiously awaits updates, hoping the injury is not severe. Salah, a key player with 14 goals and 8 assists this Premier League season so far.
If Egypt progresses to the final, Salah might miss eight crucial matches, including key league encounters against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Klopp and Liverpool’s management closely monitor Salah’s situation, aware of the potential impact on the team’s performance in pivotal league fixtures.
I recall Fernando Torres’s hamstring injury. I searched this up this morning and the Gurardian reports that Fernando Torres was diagnosed with a torn hamstring on 2nd September 2008 ‘which will keep the Liverpool striker out for three weeks. He pulled up during Sunday’s goalless draw at Aston Villa and scans have revealed a slight tear of his right hamstring.’
Ever since that injury he was never the same player. I fear this will be the same for Mo Salah, an unfortunate marker that could be the beginning of the end.
Am I pessimistic? Let me have your thoughts?