Egypt took on eSwatini this evening in an AFCON qualifier, with the Pharoahs easing to a 4-1 win with Mohamed Salah getting on the scoresheet.
Indeed it was Salah's goal that was the pick of the bunch, with the 26-year-old scoring directly from a corner in the 44th minute:
Liverpool fans will be glad to see their star player has found his scoring touch again, but there was concern for the Egyptian in the dying moments of the game when the forward had to be taken off with what looked like a thigh problem.
Needless to say Reds fans are none too pleased Salah getting a knock, the Egyptian has looked off colour lately, with many pointing to the amount of football he has played over the past six months as evidence of his fatigue.
Mohamed Salah has picked up a injury in a pointless friendly for Egypt. Getting sick of all of these pointless friendlies.
— Dean Coombes (@DeanCoombes) October 12, 2018
Salah injury ( if not a serious one) is good news. Misses next game and probably 1-2 LFC games against weak oppositions. He needs a rest anyway. More mentally than physically. Then come back fresh and let's see
— Hari (@harikriss) October 12, 2018
Mo Salah has a thigh injury. Hahahaha. Fantastic. I fucking hate international football.
— Scott (@RedsOrDead) October 12, 2018
However Egypt coach Hany Ramzy has played down Salah's exit, calling the injury a slight sprain, but that the player will have some precautionary tests just to be safe:
Egypt’s assistant Manager Hany Ramzy on Mohamed Salah's thigh injury:
"His injury looks like a slight sprain so we decided to take him off so he can rest. He will have an x-ray as a matter of precaution but we expect this to be a very light injury” pic.twitter.com/ql7LEGDMfI
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) October 12, 2018