Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah will return to Liverpool from the Africa Cup of Nations to continue his rehab for a muscle injury.
Egypt confirmed on Saturday that Mohamed Salah will miss their next two AFCON matches due to a muscle injury. Salah suffered an injury during Egypt’s AFCON clash with Ghana, which ended in a 2-2 draw on Thursday.
After a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, Klopp said Salah is expected to return to Liverpool as part of his rehabilitation.
“That’s the plan. I think everybody sees it makes sense to [rehab] with us,” Klopp confirmed.
Klopp also said Salah could return to his national team if they reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
“If he is fit before the final then probably yes, he will go back to AFCON.”
Liverpool star Salah scored in Egypt’s opening matchday draw with Mozambique. Egypt is second in Group B with two points and may need to beat Cape Verde on Monday to qualify for the round of 16.
Klopp’s side moved five points clear in the Premier League after Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota both scored twice in the second half against Bournemouth.
“We were not flexible enough in the first half and it was not a good game and I told them at half-time it was not great,” Klopp added.
“In the second half we changed formation and were all of a sudden much more fluent. We scored the goal and then everything looked different. It’s great for Darwin and great for Diogo.”