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The Challenge Ahead: Liverpool's Prosperity Without Mohamed Salah's Contribution

By Alex Al-Kazzaz

Mohamed Salah is coming off a horrible run at the Africa Cup of Nations. Salah suffered a hamstring injury during Egypt's opening match against Ghana, resulting in him returning to Liverpool for treatment. Egypt drew in all the group-stage matches and was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in the Round of 16 by DR Congo. Salah's future with the Egyptian national team is in question.

Salah is continuing the recovery process and is training. Salah did not participate in Liverpool's match against Chelsea and may not appear in Liverpool's game against Arsenal on Sunday. When Salah suffered his injury back on January 18th, he was expected to miss at least a month. He seems to be making positive progress, and he could make his return as soon as February 10th in Liverpool's match against Burnley. But it wouldn't be surprising if he missed a little more time for precautionary reasons.

Liverpool is on top of the Premier League table and holds a five-point advantage over second-place Manchester City. If Liverpool can beat Arsenal, their advantage increases. Not long ago, manager Jürgen Klopp announced he would leave the club once the season ended. Next month, Liverpool will play in the EFL Cup final.

The club really should be able to fight through while Salah continues to recover and prepare for his return. Aside from Salah, Liverpool has the likes of Diogo Jota and Darwin Núñez on the attack. Liverpool has a very talented squad, and the club intends to win the English Premier League and other silverware.

Liverpool should be able to prosper during Salah's absence. Liverpool's 4-1 win over Chelsea speaks for itself, but their match against Arsenal is a whole other story. However, they must welcome the man back when he's 100 percent fit and ready to go. The injuries are even more crucial at this point in Salah's career. So, for now, Liverpool's got other talents to rely on. The last thing they need is for Salah to be out for a long time.

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