Liverpool have been left sweating on the fitness of Mohamed Salah after the forward was seen in a protective boot while away with Egypt.
Salah will not play for his country in matches against Kenya and Comoros and was seen in the boot at a training session.
The 27-year-old has had an ankle issue since early October after being caught by Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury in the 2-1 win at Anfield.
And the problem was exacerbated when he received a heavy knock from Fernandinho as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday.
He came off in the second half and had his ankle strapped with ice by the Reds’ medical team.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “I think it is more really annoying – for him, not me – the fact that it always has a bit of fluid in, and he has to deal with it, we get it out and it comes back, and stuff like that.”
The Reds have a congested fixture list the other side of the international break – and Salah could miss some big games if the injury keeps him out of action.
Liverpool take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park a week on Saturday before hosting Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday November 27.
They then take on Brighton at Anfield before hosting Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season on December 4.
Defender Andy Robertson is also an injury concern for Liverpool having pulled out of the Scotland squad. He too has an ankle issue.