Liverpool’s Title Hopes at Risk as Mohamed Salah Faces Month Out with Injury

Liverpool FC’s Premier League title chances have taken a major blow as star forward Mohamed Salah could be sidelined for up to a month due to a muscle injury. Salah, who recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations, suffered the injury in a match against Ghana. Despite flying back to Liverpool for treatment, the 31-year-old may miss crucial upcoming games including the trip to Arsenal and possibly the League Cup final.

Former Liverpool player Michael Owen expressed his shock at Salah’s injury, stating, “Mo Salah simply doesn’t get injured, does he?!” Owen highlighted the significance of Salah’s absence during the title race and identified the Arsenal game as a tough challenge for Liverpool. However, Owen believes that Liverpool should be able to win the other games without Salah.

The injury to Salah presents an opportunity for Liverpool’s Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez to step up in his absence. Jota has already proved his finishing ability and calmness in front of the goal, while Nunez’s recent performance showcased his potential as a top-class player.

Man Utd Expenses for Andre Onana’s Late AFCON Flight

In other football news, Manchester United reportedly paid a hefty sum to cover the cost of goalkeeper Andre Onana’s late flight to the Africa Cup of Nations. Onana made the decision to play for United against Hotspur before flying to the Ivory Coast to represent Cameroon. United’s payment for the private charter flight with VisaJet amounted to at least $100,000.

Unfortunately, Onana’s flight proved redundant as he didn’t arrive in time to play for Cameroon in their opening AFCON game. Onana expressed his disappointment but emphasized his commitment to his country’s success in the tournament.

Onana’s return to the squad for the match against Senegal suggests that he may return to Old Trafford earlier than expected, potentially even in time for the FA Cup game against Newport County. Cameroon’s final group game against the Gambia will determine their chances of qualifying from Group C.