Aston Villa winger Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan will miss the rest of the 2020-21 Premier League season after sustaining a knee surgery that is going to require surgery, the club officially announced this week.

Hassan, who is more commonly known as Trezeguet, suffered ligament damage in the club’s 2-1 loss at Anfield against Liverpool last weekend in the Premier League.

“Trezeguet will now have an operation before starting his rehabilitation,” the club said in a statement.

“Everyone at Aston Villa wishes Trez a full and speedy recovery.”

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah consoles his Egyptian teammate, Aston Villa’s Trezeguet. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 26-year-old Egyptian scored twice in a 3-1 win over Fulham after the international break with the brace ending his goal drought for the season.

The Aston Villa midfielder has been ruled out of action for the next few months.

Trezeguet could miss Egypt’s entire 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as a result and that is a major setback for the national team in their quest for securing qualification once again after doing so in 2018.

The Pharaohs have been drawn in Group F alongside Angola, Gabon and Libya, and will still be favourites to qualify.

When asked about the injury after the match on Saturday, Aston Villa manager Dean Smith said, “He tried to carry on but, unfortunately, didn’t feel great so had to come off.

“[He] was naturally upset and worried at what extent the injury is but only time will tell us.”

Villa face Premier League leaders Manchester City at home next Wednesday in their quest for finishing in the top half of the league this season.