Liverpool is concerned about their star Mohamed Salah’s injury, forcing him to miss his country’s qualifying friendlies against Kenya and Comoros for African Cup qualifiers.

Daily Mail reported that the injury was aggravated in their 3-1 win against Manchester City at Anfield after colliding with Fernandinho but was able to continue playing after receiving treatment. The 27-year old Egyptian star was later substituted on the 87th minute with the win already in the bag.

It was believed that the injury was obtained from their game against Leicester when he injured the same ankle off a foul by Hamza Choudhury five weeks ago. He was playing through the injury since.

With the injury, Egypt will also miss his services as the country already gearing up for AFCOM qualifiers and without their top player, it is more certain that Kenya is now assured of a victory per reports from Daily Star.

The injury was confirmed by Egypt’s attending doctor, saying that it was the same foot that he hurt on October 5. “This is the same injury that caught him with Liverpool from the Leicester City match in the Premier League and it came back to him again,” doctor Abu-El Ela said.

Kenyan team manager Francis Kimanzi recognizes the disadvantage that the Pharaohs are in and told his players to believe in themselves and take the game to Egypt.  “We don’t need to fear them but rather we need to play our game, defend well and, also, go for the goals that can win us the match,” the 43-year old former Mathare United player added.

Fans took to social media their concern about the recurring injury that Salah had. The news broke out, drawing mixed reactions as seen on Twitter threads.

Salah made 80 goals out of 121 matches for Liverpool and his team will be sending out medical staff to help their man, who is already doubtful to play in their next Premier League, recover as soon as possible.

mohamed salah Mohamed Salah (L) speaks with Egypt's national team head coach Hector Cuper (R) during a training session of Egypt's national football team at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup, June 11, 2018. KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images