Mohamed Salah took part in Liverpool training as he skipped the CAF awards on Tuesday night.
The Egyptian star had been shortlisted for the Player of the Year award, alongside Reds teammate Sadio Mane and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
Salah has previously won the title in the last two years, and would become only the third player in history to do so three times were he to win again.
However, Salah elected to skip the event, taking place in Cairo, remaining on Merseyside and taking part in an early
evening session at Melwood.
The 27 year-old had been made aware that he wouldn’t be taking home the top prize.
His Reds teammate Mane will instead lift the trophy after a standout year for club and country.
It is not a good look for Salah, particularly given how, after winning last year’s award, Mane celebrated with him on stage in Senegal.
Mahrez is also absent from the award, due to his participation in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Manchester City.