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Liverpool handed scare after Mohamed Salah suffers apparent hamstring injury for Egypt in AFCON contest

Mohamed Salah substituted with apparent hamstring injury in a development that will concern Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp; Egypt coach: "Of course, we are worried and we hope it is not too serious."; watch Bournemouth vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports Premier League from 3.30pm on Sunday

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Liverpool and Egypt's Mohamed Salah went off injured with what looked like a muscle injury during Egypt's AFCON clash with Ghana in Ivory Coast

Liverpool have been handed a scare after Mohamed Salah was substituted in Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations game against Ghana with an apparent hamstring injury.

Liverpool star Salah went down and received treatment before eventually being replaced in added time in the first-half after indicating to Egypt's medical team that he could not continue.

The Egypt captain was holding the back of his left thigh. Egypt coach Rui Vitoria said after the game that the extent of the injury was unclear.

"Of course, we are worried and we hope it is not too serious," Vitoria said.

Some Ghana fans cheered as Salah, the most high-profile player in the tournament, left the field to be replaced by Mostafa Fathi.

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West Ham's Mohammed Kudus scored with a sublime strike for Ghana to give the Black Stars the lead against Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast

Egypt conceded within a minute of Salah leaving the pitch after a stunning opener from West Ham's Mohammed Kudus to give Ghana a half-time lead.

Both Ghana and Egypt were under pressure to secure victory after failing to win their opening games in Group B.

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The match ended 2-2, with Kudus scoring both goals for Ghana.

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Martin Hardy of The Times and Jonathan Liew of The Guardian discuss Mohamed Salah's injury at AFCON and what it could mean for Liverpool's Premier League title hopes

Liverpool are currently two points clear of champions Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

Salah, who has less then 18 months left to run on his current contract, has been instrumental in Liverpool's excellent run of form, which sees them challenging in four competitions this season.

The forward has a 27 goals and assists combined in 27 matches in all competitions for the Reds.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after equalising for Liverpool against Arsenal
Image: Mohamed Salah has been in excellent form for Liverpool this season

Salah has scored 18 goals so far this season, with 14 of them coming in the Premier League, putting him joint top goalscorer in the division alongside City's Erling Haaland.

Liverpool's next six Premier League games

January 21: Bournemouth (a)

January 31: Chelsea (h)

February 4: Arsenal (a)

February 10: Burnley (h)

February 17: Brentford (a)

February 24: Luton Town (h)

Sunday 21st January 3:30pm Kick off 4:30pm

What's next?

Liverpool are back in action on Sunday when they visit Bournemouth live on Sky Sports on January 21, kick-off 4.30pm.

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