Mohamed Salah suffered a muscle injury against Ghana in his Group B clash at AFCON.
Salah pulled up with an injury late in the first-half.
He was then was duly substituted off when it became clear that it would be unwise for him to continue.
In the aftermath of the injury, it was determined that the best course of action was to return to Liverpool to receive the best treatment possible.
It did not go down that well amongst some of those in and around the Egypt camp.
The Egypt manager, Rui Vitoria, seemed to make a snide remark about the winger leaving his camp and referenced Egypt’s ‘excellent medical team.’
He also was not happy that Jurgen Klopp revealed that Salah would fly to Merseyside early and before their key game against Cape Verde.
Even the most-capped Egypt player of all-time, Ahmed Hassan, criticised the Liverpool man for not staying with his nation, saying:
“He should stay with the team no matter what, even if he only had one leg to stand on.”
Manager Jurgen Klopp has now addressed the speculation around Mohamed Salah and the decision for him to return to Liverpool.
What did Jurgen Klopp say about Mohamed Salah?
Speaking post-Fulham, the German manager stressed that better medical attention was the reason why Salah returned to Liverpool:
“I don’t want to be part of this story. Liverpool and also Egypt both want Mo Salah to be fit as soon as possible”.
“If Salah stays in Africa and they can’t do the proper treatment, it will delay everything and it’s an issue”.
“We bring Mo here not to take him away from Egypt… but just because we do the best medical treatment”.
“It’s all agreed, it’s all very clear. If Salah is fit and then Egypt will reach the final of AFCON… he will be there”.
“If somebody questions the loyalty of Mo Salah, so I’m sorry but he should ask himself if his loyalty is right”.
“Mo is the most loyal Egyptian I’ve ever met in my life”.
It seems that the German already grows tired of all the speculation around his star man.
Klopp also confirmed the same view that Egypt FA and team doctor Dr Mohamed Abou Elela explained earlier this week.
Elela said: “We have enough potential [to treat the injury] but in two days we will travel to the poorly equipped city of San Pedro, so we found that his treatment at Liverpool would be better.”