• Mo Salah is currently injured with a strain issue
  • He played full 90 minutes in Egypt's 1-0 win over Guinea
  • Salah finished the 2021-22 season with 31 goals

Mohamed Salah rejected Liverpool FC’s request for a pre-match scan before playing the full 90 minutes for Egypt on Sunday.

Salah captained Egypt to a 1-0 win over Guinea in Cairo as both the sides began their qualifying campaign for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Earlier this year, Egypt lost the AFCON final to Senegal, with Salah’s Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane scoring the winning penalty for his side.

"Salah was hit by an injury but played through it," Egypt boss Ehab Galal said, according to BBC Sport. He went on to add that Salah’s X-ray would happen after the game.

"He rejected Liverpool’s request for an X-ray before the game and will now undergo it," added Galal, according to media outlet Anfield Watch.

Egypt are scheduled to play an AFCON group game against Ethiopia in Malawi's capital Lilongwe on June 9 and a friendly fixture against South Korea the following Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the scans that were done after the game against Guinea showed Salah had a strain issue. As a result, the Liverpool forward is set to miss Egypt’s meeting with Ethiopia, according to Diario AS.

A week ago, Salah played in the UEFA Champions League final, which was his first start since suffering a groin injury during Liverpool’s FA Cup final against Chelsea a fortnight ago.

During the first half of Liverpool's FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last month, Salah was forced off the field with a groin issue after just 33 minutes.

The injury also saw him out of the Reds' Premier League away triumph at Southampton three days later.

Mohamed Salah (C) celebrates after Egypt scored against Sudan
Mohamed Salah (C) celebrates after Egypt scored against Sudan AFP / Kenzo Tribouillard

Salah, who has just a year left on his contract with Liverpool, is due to decide his future. Even though the Egyptian King had recently confirmed that he would play for the Reds next season, he has not signed an extension yet.

The 29-year-old forward won the Golden Boot award for the 2021-22 season as he finished the campaign with 31 goals and 16 assists in 51 matches for Liverpool across all competitions.