Mohamed Salah's club season may not be going entirely to plan, but the Liverpool superstar will now be focused on international duties, where he will aim to lead Egypt to the Africa Cup of Nations this week.
Salah, 28, has still enjoyed a fairly prolific season for Liverpool so far, scoring 22 goals across competitions, but went into the international break with just one goal in six appearances.
Liverpool's alarming slump in form at Anfield, with six successive defeats having gone the previous 68 games unbeaten at home, has all but ended their Premier League title defence and leaves the Reds in a battle to finish in the top four. However, Jurgen Klopp's men are safely through to the Uefa Champions League quarter-finals.
Speaking this week, Salah insisted that Liverpool will turn a corner and can salvage their season, telling the club's website: “It's tough for all of us because of the situation we have been through and our position in the Premier League, but I believe it's going to be better. In the Champions League we are doing good.
“I don't want to just talk about my season because we play as a team, so I'd say it's a tough season for all of us and we just need to carry on and try to win games."
Before he resumes his club duties, though, Salah's immediate attention will be on guiding his national team to next year's Afcon in Cameroon.
Egypt sit top of Group G, level on eight points with Comoros with two games left to play. The Pharaohs take on third-placed Kenya at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi on Thursday, before hosting Comoros at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday in a match that could end up deciding the group winners.
Ahead of the crucial double header, Salah and his Egypt teammates went through their paces in a training session in Cairo on Monday.
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