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Liverpool handed big boost as Mohamed Salah to return early from international duty

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Liverpool have been handed a big boost as Mohamed Salah is set to return early from international duty with Egypt. 

The Pharaohs coach Rui Vitoria confirmed that the 30-year-old will not play Tuesday’s match against Liberia and will return to Anfield ahead of the Brighton & Hove Albion clash (as per The Mirror). 

The forward has endured a difficult start to the 2022-23 season, scoring only two goals in six Premier League games. 

However, he put his league struggles behind him and bagged a brace to help his country win 3-0 against Niger last week. And now it has been confirmed that Salah would be rested for Egypt’s next friendly. 

Boost for Liverpool 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have failed to make a good start to the new season and are currently sitting eighth in the league standings. 

They lost the Old Trafford encounter 2-1 to Manchester United and also dropped points against Fulham, Everton and Crystal Palace. 

The Reds are currently nowhere near Manchester City in the Premier League title race, with the Citizens already creating an eight-point gap with them. 

Liverpool’s drop in form can partly be attributed to the number of injuries they have suffered so far, especially in the middle of the park where they remain deprived of some of their key midfielders. 

However, the good news is several of their players are expected to return from injury after the international break. 

But the biggest boost for Jurgen Klopp will be Salah’s spectacular return to form. He struck twice in the match against Niger and is also expected to produce good numbers for the Reds in the English top-flight. 

The 30-year-old will also get some rest as he has been excused from this week’s match against Liberia. 

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