Mohamed Salah aggravated on ankle injury on Sunday (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Mo Salah will sit out of Egypt’s tow fixtures over the international break due to an ankle injury that he re-aggravated against Manchester City on Sunday.

The 27-year-old originally picked up the injury against Leicester in October, causing him to sit out the Premier League draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

He has since returned to the team, but the problem has continued to bother him, and a challenge from Man City’s Fernandinho left him in serious pain.

Salah was felled by the Brazilian in the first half and played on until he was substituted in the 87th minute, but he is clearly not at full fitness.

The Egyptian national team tweeted on Tuesday: ‘After medical tests @MoSalah Pharaohs will not play against Kenya and the Comoros.’

Egypt playt Kenya on Thursday before going to Comoros on Monday, both in qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said after the 3-1 win over City at Anfield: ‘I think it is more really annoying – for him, not me – the fact that it always has a bit of fluid in.

‘He has to deal with it, we get it out and it comes back, and stuff like that.’

The European champions are next in action at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on 23 November and the Liverpool Echo report that Salah is a doubt for that contest.

Klopp, and Reds fans, will be hoping that the almost-two week gap between matches will be enough for the Egyptian to recover and be back to his best against the Eagles.

Salah has come under criticism for his form in recent weeks, but his goal in the win over City was his fifth in his last seven games, having netted nine times this season in all competitions.

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