Mane and Salah face Ghana trip 24 hours before Everton cup tie

LFC Globe
17th December 2017

According to reports in Egypt, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane could face a 9,000-mile trip to Ghana the day before Liverpool line-up to face in the third round.

Liverpool's star wingers are scheduled to appear at the CAF on January 4th, the day before the derby at .

Salah, having won the African Player of the Year award, is the favourite to be crowned CAF Player of the Year.

Their appearance at the event will raise doubts whether the duo will be able to play a significant part in the 230th Merseyside derby.

President of Egypt FA Hany Abou Rida is quoted as saying: " [is] in a leading position until now regarding the voting for CAF player of the year and he will attend the CAF awards Gala in Ghana [on] 4th of January."

If the pair go to the event, reports in Africa say they will fly back to Merseyside from Accra in a private jet less than 24 hours before the key .

Salah and Mane have scored 27 goals between them this season, and whilst Mane was rested against , Salah scored his 20th goal of the season in a 4-0 on Sunday afternoon.

It will be interesting to see how the Liverpool hierarchy, and Klopp in particular, manage the pair in relation to their scheduled appearance.

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