Mohamed Salah played through injury in Champions League final, claims Egypt’s team doctor


Egypt’s team doctor has stated Mohamed Salah was still suffering with an injury when he played for Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Liverpool talisman Salah suffered an adductor injury in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea on May 14, and was unavailable for the Reds’ next Premier League fixture.

The striker came off the bench to score in the 3-1 win over the Wolves on the final day before playing a full-time match against Real Madrid in Paris on May 28, although he failed to persuade Liverpool to take their seventh European title as Vinicius Junior’s second. -S half goal gave Los Blancos a 1-0 victory.

Salah then captained Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea on June 5.

After the match, Egypt coach Ehab Galal said Liverpool had asked Salah to do an X-ray before playing for his country, but he refused.

Egyptian team doctor Mohamed Abou El Ela said Salah, 30, on Wednesday, said Galal should have put Guinea in front of the game so that the captain could be seen due to his injuries.

“Salah’s injury happened in the FA Cup adductor muscle game, then he played against the Wolves and the Champions League final, and all this in just 14 days,” he told On Time Sports.

“We send and receive players with medical reports, and Liverpool say he has been in pain and should have an X-ray, no player is 100 percent healthy, but there is a question as to whether he can push himself and play without danger.

“The team thought one game was enough and we opted for Guinea because the second against Ethiopia would be difficult for him to fly on a long plane. He could not play another game in three days.”

In all competitions, Salah played for Liverpool for 4,013 minutes in the 2021-22 season – the fourth highest in Jurgen Klopp’s team, behind Alisson (4,890), Virgil van Dijk (4,620) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (4,233).

In his 51 appearances, 45 he started, Salah scoring 31 goals and providing 15 assists as Liverpool won the FA Cup and EFL Cup and finished second in the Premier League with their run to the Champions League final.

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