Having come off injured in last year's Champions League final - which Liverpool lost - Mohamed Salah has extra motivation this season.
Group D is the pick of the draw for the Africa Cup of Nations, with Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Namibia set to meet in the pool.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah again saw off competition from club team-mate Sadio Mane to be named African Player of the Year.
Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations last year, and Egypt will be the country to benefit.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will go up against Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a bid to retain his CAF Player of the Year crown.
CAF has released a 34-man shortlist for the 2018 African Player of the Year award, with Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane present.
Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has suggested Mohamed Salah may leave Liverpool in search of trophies, an idea Jurgen Klopp firmly rejected.
Liverpool will hope Mohamed Salah's injury is not too serious after he was given permission to return to the club by Egypt.
Liverpool will be breathing a sigh of relief after Egypt confirmed Mohamed Salah's injury is not a serious one.
Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner in a 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations win for Egypt over Swaziland but limped off late on.