The 31-year-old pulled up without contact and received treatment before he was substituted for Mostafa Fathi. Teammates consoled the visibly distraught winger as he left the pitch at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.
Minutes later, West Ham United and Ghana international Mohammed Kudus netted a stunning opener to land a double blow on the Egyptians.
The injury is a massive dampener on Egypt’s hopes of qualifying for the next round of the tournament.
Salah’s late penalty helped Egypt snag a 2-2 draw against Mozambique in their tournament opener. He had also assisted Egypt’s first goal.
After seeing his star player forced off the pitch, Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp will be concerned.
Salah has been influential for Liverpool this season. He leads the Premier League in goals (14) and big chances created (17).
The big question now is if Salah’s injury is serious. If it is, it could have massive repercussions for Egypt and Liverpool.
The Reds are gunning for the Premier League title thanks to Salah’s heroics.
While the Merseyside club may be able to navigate a few weeks in his absence, they may begin to sorely feel his absence if he misses months.
Liverpool will be looking over their shoulders with champions Manchester City picking up steam over the past few weeks.
The Cityzens will soon welcome their talisman Erling Braut Haaland back from injury.
City have already received a massive boost with the return of Kevin De Bruyne, and Liverpool will be wary of the threat the treble winners carry.
Liverpool fans can only cross their fingers and hope Salah’s injury is not serious, as it could throw a spanner in their title ambitions.
The Kop will be praying collectively – a prayer for a swift recovery and a speedy return.
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