Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool for rehabilitation of his leg injury.
The Reds star sustained the leg injury in Egypt’s 2-2 draw against Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Salah, 31, will not suit up in the Pharaohs’ final Group B match against Cape Verde.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Salah will get the best medical treatment in England.
“It makes sense that he’s doing the rehab with us,” said Klopp.
Considering that Salah only missed 10 games in six seasons with Liverpool, it is likely that his hamstring injury was worse than initially thought.
“He was shocked and couldn’t see why he was hit by something so intense,” he said.
“You have these hamstring injuries in a different way.”
“He felt it and we know how rarely Mo goes off, or needs to go off, so it is definitely something.”
However, Klopp did not rule out the possibility of Salah returning with the Egypt side, should they progress in the tournament.
“I would say if Egypt qualifies for the final, if he’s fit before the final, then probably yes,” Klopp said.
Meanwhile, the Egypt Football Association confirmed that Salah will join the team if the nation reaches the semi-finals.
“Salah will now travel to England to receive treatment with the hope that he will join the Egyptian national team if it qualifies for the semi-finals.”
Egypt has won a record seven Afcon titles, but Salah has yet to taste a championship with the squad.
Salah led Egypt to runners-up in the 2017 and 2021 editions of Afcon.