Liverpool will be 'raging' after Mohamed Salah update via BBC - pundit
Liverpool will be “raging” after Mohamed Salah turned down a request for an injury scan while on international duty, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the “battle between club and country” has reared its head again.
As reported by BBC Sport on Monday evening (6 June), Salah, 29, rejected Liverpool’s request for him to have tests on an undisclosed injury before he played for Egypt against Guinea on Sunday.
His international boss, Ehab Galal, confirmed the winger had a problem but “played through it”.
Hutton insisted Liverpool would be fuming over Salah taking a risk on his body ahead of pre-season.
Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Liverpool will probably be raging. It’s things I’ve seen throughout my own career, this kind of battle between club and country.
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“The player wants to play for this country, which is obviously great, but for the club, they obviously pay him the big wages. They expect him to be ready for pre-season and fighting fit.
“If he needed an operation, for talking sake, and he’d miss four, five weeks because of it, you could get that done now. He’d be back in time.
“Hiding the scan results or not showing Liverpool what’s going on, it masks over all that. They’re left in the dark.
“Of course, you’re going to be angry about that. It’s just natural you want your best players fit and ready to go for the start of the new season.
“It’ll be interesting to see what comes out from it. It’s not ideal hiding it from the club.”
Salah suffered a groin injury in the FA Cup final.
He played the full 90 minutes in bother the Champions League final and against Guinea.