By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 12/10/18 8:52pm
Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner before being forced off with a leg injury in the closing stages of Egypt’s 4-1 win over Swaziland on Friday night.
Salah has struggled for goals at Liverpool this season having won the Golden Boot with 32 Premier League goals in the 2017/18 campaign, and has failed to find the target in his last four games for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool fans may take heart from the fact he at least found the net in the Africa Cup of Nations Group J qualifying match at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo, albeit in a match against a side ranked 136th in the world by FIFA.
Taking an inswinging corner from the right-hand side, Salah produced an audacious effort which caught out the Swaziland goalkeeper and nestled in the goal.
But there were concerning signs for Liverpool with Salah in heavy strapping at the end of the match, the forward briefly returning to action after treatment before being substituted a minute into stoppage-time.
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.