Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has returned home earlier than expected after international duty, reliable journalist James Pearce has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Salah scores for Egypt
The 30-year-old hasn’t been at his best so far this season, cutting a frustrated figure at times amid the Reds’ ongoing struggles on the pitch.
Salah has been on international duty with Egypt with the hope of being reinvigorated and he scored twice in his country’s 3-0 win over Niger last week, which bodes well for his club form.
With Jurgen Klopp’s side back in Premier League action at home to Brighton on Saturday, a significant update has emerged regarding Liverpool’s legendary Egyptian.
The Latest: Pearce confirms early Salah return
Taking to Twitter on Monday in sharing a corresponding article for The Athletic, Pearce confirmed that Salah was heading back for Liverpool training earlier than initially planned, having been voluntarily rested for Egypt’s friendly against Liberia today.
The reporter tweeted:
“An earlier than expected return to Kirkby for Mo Salah. Should certainly help preparations for Brighton at home on Saturday.”
The Verdict: Nice bonus for Liverpool
This is an added bonus for Liverpool ahead of a relentless run of nine fixtures in October, as they desperately look to kick their season into gear after a sloppy start.
In Salah, the Reds have a consistently proven goalscorer in their ranks; and if he hits his best form again, it should go a long way towards the team’s results improving drastically.
Having more time on the training ground should only be a good thing for Salah, getting him match fit and ensuring that the goals start to come regularly again.
It’s also a relief for Liverpool to know that he won’t risk incurring an injury by partaking in an international friendly of minimal consequence.
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