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AFCON 2021 final defeat affecting Salah – Klopp



Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said Egypt’s defeat in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final, is weighing heavily on Mohamed Salah’s mind..

The Pharaohs’ captain lost to Reds team-mate Sadio Mane’s Senegal on penalties in Sunday’s final.

Salah, who is the current Premier League top-scorer, did not even get the chance to take a spot-kick.

He flew back to England the next day and trained on Tuesday, as he looks to get straight back into action when they take on Leicester on Thursday.

Klopp said: “He’s very disappointed, it was a massive thing.

“Losing a final is always really hard, I can sing that song, but losing the way they did was especially hard. He is happy to be back but is disappointed as well, massively so.

“We spoke about the tournament. He will deal with that of course. I hope today [Wednesday] will already be better but yesterday everyone could see he has the final on his mind.”

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