Egypt has explained why Mohamed Salah was sent back to Liverpool from international duty.
A statement from the national side said they decided to rest the 30-year-old for Egypt’s friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.
Salah netted in Egypt’s 3-0 win over Niger in Alexandria on Friday and the Egypt hierarchy said they have decided that there is no need for him to play against Liberia.
A statement from the Egypt FA read: ‘The technical staff of the Egyptian national team preferred to rest Mohamed Salah and Mostafa Mohamed for the Liberia friendly after both took part in the previous match against Niger.”
Liverpool’s start to the season has been inconsistent and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool needs to find their rhythm after the international break.
Baring any injury scare, Salah would be available when the Reds tackle Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
They will then host Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday.