Mo Salah to return to Liverpool early from international duty


Liverpool have been handed a major boost with talisman Mo Salah to be rested for Egypt’s friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.

The forward will return to Liverpool ahead of the resumption of the Premier League season, national team coach Rui Vitoria said on Sunday.

The 30-year-old, who was twice on target in Friday’s 3-0 friendly win over Niger, has been left out of the squad for Tuesday’s game in Alexandria alongside forward Mostafa Mohamed and defender Ahmed Fatouh.

Egypt failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, losing in a play-off to African champions Senegal.

It has been agreed that Salah will be released from the squad early to join back up with Liverpool and focus on his club football.

The Reds have had a poor start to the season and sit eighth in the Premier League table with two wins and nine points from six games so far.

Salah has scored just three goals in eight games in total for Jurgen Klopp’s side so far this season, failing to hit the heights of last year, when he scored 31 goals in all competitions.

He signed a new contract at the club over the summer amid speculation around his future.

The forward will look to add to his tally of two league goals this season when Liverpool host Brighton on Saturday.


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