Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Egypt’s AFCON qualifiers with an ankle injury.
The Liverpool forward suffered the injury last month following a robust challenge from Leicester City’s Hamza Choudhury.
The Golden Ball winner aggravated it further in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City at Anfield.
Salah will miss matches against against Kenya and Comoros as a result.
The Egyptian was caught by Fernandinho on Sunday, and was left in a heap on the ground.
Salah continued after receiving treatment but later came off as a substitute. He then had his ankle strapped with ice by the club’s medical team.
Liverpool are said to be concerned about the ongoing injury.
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.”
Salah had jetted off to Egypt to join up with his international team-mates.
He injury was then assessed and it was determined that he will play no part in Thursday night’s clash with Kenya nor Monday’s match with Comoros.