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Mo Salah has now officially withdrawn from the Egypt squad as a result of his ankle injury.

The Liverpool ace is currently wearing a protective boot on his left ankle and is a doubt for our Premier League fixture away to Crystal Palace once the international break concludes, although that’s some way off as yet.

The 27-year-old will now miss Egypt’s AFCON qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros.

A statement from the Egyptian national team read: “The injury needs a period of treatment to recover.”

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Salah was substituted in the 87th minute of Liverpool’s 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City on Sunday after picking up the knock in a challenge with Fernandinho. He previously sat out Liverpool’s draw against Manchester United last month following a tackle by Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury which injured the same ankle.

Earlier this month, Reds’ boss Jürgen Klopp commented: “I think it is more really annoying – for him, not me – the fact that it always has a bit of fluid in, and he has to deal with it, we get it out and it comes back, and stuff like that.”

Fluid continues to be drained from his ankle which is a concern for both Egypt and Liverpool.

Klopp faces an anxious wait to discover if his star player will be available in time for the game against Palace on Saturday 23rd November. The Liverpool manager is also sweating on the status of Andy Roberston who is also a doubt for the game.

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