Liverpool are facing the prospect of going a month without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when the Africa Cup Of Nations returns in 2021. The 33rd edition of the continental tournament had been due to take place in June and July but due to climate reasons and conflict with other worldwide tournaments or club competitions during June and July has forced the CAF into a re-think.
Premier League clubs will certainly deal with disruption following period after Cameroon introduced the Africa Cup of Nations will certainly be relocated from the summertime to January 2021.
Cameroon's Football Association announced on Wednesday they will be hosting the competition in 2021, with proceedings beginning on January 9 and wrapping up on February 6.
I believe this is undoubtedly a huge blow for Liverpool, given the importance of Mane and Salah, in particular.
Egypt have actually now certified for the Games which will certainly range from July 22 to August 8, and also Salah's engagement can see him not available for Liverpool's opening up suits of following period.
Other Premier League players affected include Arsenal pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha and Serge Aurier at Tottenham.