Mo Salah limps off after scoring for Egypt directly from a corner

Liverpool will be sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after he was forced off early in an Egypt match with an apparent muscle injury.

Salah helped his national team cruise to a comprehensive 4-1 victory against their counterparts on Friday night, netting directly from a corner to cap a fine win. Salah curled in the left-footed corner for Egypt's final goal, which was Salah's 38th for Egypt-bringing him level with the great Mohamed Aboutreika for third all-time in the Pharaohs' history.

Salah has struggled for goals at Liverpool this season having won the Golden Boot with 32 Premier League goals in the 2017/18 campaign, and has failed to find the target in his last four games for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool have a nice spell on paper when they resume club action, with games against Huddersfield, Crvena Zvezda and Cardiff City in October.

Salah was on the scoresheet for his country in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, but picked up a injury in the latter stages of the match, and despite returning to the field following a period of treatment, did not finish the contest.

Liverpool do not return to action until 20 October, and Salah will have most of the global break to recover should the injury turn out to be minor.

Egypt face a return fixture against Swaziland on Tuesday in Group J.

Vanessa Coleman