Mohamed Salah’s agent, Ramy Abass Issa, recently hit out at the 31-year-old’s critics relating to AFCON and his injury.
He posted a strong message on X, denouncing those making up rumours and lies, with an excerpt of the post reading:
“The same individuals and ‘influencers’ who get weak in the knees when they happen to bump into Mohamed in person and beg for ‘follows’ or selfies, tried to capitalise on an unfortunate injury and questioned Mohamed’s commitment to his country.”
The Egyptian suffered a hamstring injury during a group stage against Ghana on January 18.
As a result, it was decided that Salah would return to Liverpool to get the best possible treatment.
The decision was met with some hostility with those in and around the Egypt camp, with the most-capped Egypt player of all-time claiming Salah should stay with the team even if he only had one leg.
Former Egypt international and Premier League striker Mido also hit out at the Liverpool man.
He sarcastically made a jibe about Salah only being able to do the exercises at the AXA and not with Egypt.
Liverpool’s No.11 then posted on Instagram that he is doing all he can to ensure that he is able to return to fitness as soon as possible.
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He also made a mockery of people suggesting he is not loyal to Egypt, telling the naysayers to ‘try harder’.
Former Liverpool man Dejan Lovren, who shares a good relationship with Mohamed Salah, has now posted a message of solidarity.
The Croation wrote: ‘When the hate don’t work, they start telling lies. Keep strong brate!’
There is hope that Salah will be able to play the AFCON final on February 11, should Egypt manage to make it there.
Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas, previously suggested that the forward will be out for three to four weeks.