Football news - Mohamed Salah limps off injured after scoring direct from corner for Egypt

Salah limps off injured after scoring direct from corner for Egypt

12/10/2018 at 20:09Updated 12/10/2018 at 21:52

Liverpool forward Mo Salah scored direct from a corner before being forced off through injury in the closing stages of Egypt's 4-1 win over Swaziland.

Salah limped off with what looked like a hamstring injury after scoring a sensational goal direct from a corner.

The Egyptian forward has struggled to reach the heights of last year's record breaking season, having failed to score in his last four games for Jurgen Klopp's men.

Liverpool fans would have been encouraged after Salah found the net for his country in incredible style, albeit against a side ranked 136th in the FIFA rankings.

But there were concerning signs with Salah in heavy strapping at the end of the match as the forward briefly returning to action after treatment before being substituted a minute into stoppage-time.

Egypt assistant coach Hany Ramzy played down the seriousness of the injury though.

" His injury looks like a slight sprain so we decided to take him off so he can rest. He will have an x-ray as a matter of precaution but we expect this to be a very light injury."

Egypt play again on Tuesday in a return match at the Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini, with Liverpool's next game coming away to Huddersfield on October 20.