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06th Jun 2022

Mohamed Salah refused Liverpool’s request for a scan before playing for Egypt

Daniel Brown

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‘He rejected Liverpool’s request for an X-ray before the game and will now undergo it’

Mohamed Salah turned down Liverpool’s offer of a scan to help resolve an ongoing injury issue before playing 90 minutes for Egypt on Sunday.

The Reds attacker captained his country to a 1-0 win over Guinea in the opening match of their qualifying campaign for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Salah failed to impact the game as he would’ve liked, however, the Pharaohs did secure an important victory thanks to a late goal in the 87th minute from Mostafa Mohamed.

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Egypt manager confirms Salah rejected Reds’ request

After the match, Egypt boss Ehab Galal confirmed that Salah had rejected Liverpool’s offer for an X-ray and instead chose to play through an injury.

“Salah was suffering from an injury and played through it,” said Galal.

“He rejected Liverpool’s request for an X-ray before the game and will now undergo it.”

The former Roma and Chelsea man bagged 23 goals last season and won the golden boot – tied with Heung-min Son. However, the Egyptian’s performance dipped after his return from AFCON.

He was forced off after just 32 minutes of the Reds’ FA Cup final victory with a groin problem, also missing Liverpool’s trip to Southampton in the Premier League three days later.

The 29-year-old was a late substitute on the final day of the Premier League season against Wolves, but started the Champions League final loss against Real Madrid.

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Salah waiting for scan results

Egypt are now waiting on the results of Salah’s scan ahead of their two fixtures against Ethiopia and South Korea in the next 10 days.

Liverpool are set to return for pre-season in just four weeks’ time, so will likely be hoping that their talisman is rested for the two matches.

Salah has confirmed that he will remain at Anfield next season following speculation about his future, as he only has one year left on his current deal.

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