Amid much anxiety for the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, is expected to join Egypt’s national team in January.
Arsenal, Salah will be in Jurgen Klopp’s squad against Burnley and Newcastle United Premier League matches on December 26 and New Year’s Day, respectively.
After these matches, Liverpool will miss Salah for a number of games as the club fixture list will become more congested from next month onwards.
If Egypt wins the AFCON competition, Salah could be out of action for up to eight games, including their FA Cup games against Arsenal in January and the league game against Manchester City on February 4.
Egypt is set to take part in the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast, with the Pharaohs’ head coach, Rui Ventura, having already named a provisional squad.