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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Mohamed Salah and the Premier League players who will be on show in Egypt

The June 21-July 19 tournament features 24 teams vying to be crowned kings of the continent

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Egypt on June 21 with 24 teams vying to be crowned kings of the continent.

A posse of Premier League players have been called up to their respective national teams' squads. The most high profile is undoubtedly Mohamed Salah, who will carry the hopes of host nation Egypt on his shoulders as they look to win a record extending eighth Afcon title.

Salah, 26, has emerged as one of the world's finest players since joining Liverpool two summers ago.

He scored from the penalty spot to give Liverpool the lead against Tottenham in last week's Champions League final in Madrid. Liverpool went on to win the match 2-0 to win a sixth European Cup.

Liverpool missed out on winning a first Premier League trophy in 29 years by a single point to Manchester City, with Salah contributing 22 goals in another stellar season at Anfield.

Salah may feel he still has something left to prove on the international stage, though. The reigning African player of the year arrived at last year's World Cup in Russia nursing a dislocated shoulder and, despite scoring twice in the group stages, could not prevent Pharaohs from falling at the first hurdle.

Almost certain to be joining him in Egypt are Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Naby Keita. It is unthinkable Mane will not spearhead Senegal's challenge while Keita should be in the engine powering Guinea.

Neither Senegal or Guinea have announced their final squads, alongside Tanzania, Angola, Mali, Tunisia as well as defending champions Cameroon.

Above is a gallery of the Premier League players who have made their respective final squads and those expected to be included.

Simply swipe left/right on the gallery above.

Updated: June 12, 2019 11:22 AM

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