English Premier League giants Liverpool may have to do without Mohammed Salah for some time as the Egypt U23 boss Shawky Gharib confirmed that the nation’s Olympics side will include the player.
The Olympics will run from July 23 to August 7, whilst the new Premier League campaign begins on August 8 something that would leave Salah missing pre-season with the Reds and also possibly the opening weeks of the season something Goal reports that haven’t impressed the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
In an interview with Ahram Online, Gharib confirmed that the preliminary squad for the tournament that is set to be hosted in Tokyo-Japan will be ‘led’ by the likes of Salah and goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy, who plays for Egyptian club Al Ahly.
Salah is slated to be one of three overage players to join the Under-23s. Gharib added with the forward ‘one of the most important players in the world’ that ‘it’s normal to call’ on him for the Egypt squad. The coach also stated that the Egyptian FA will start ‘official talks’ with Liverpool over Salah who will turn 29 this summer after the March international break.
Mohamed Salah is set to be caught in the middle of a club vs county row after Egypt confirmed he will be included in their preliminary squad for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo despite the fact they are yet to talk to Liverpool. #awlfc [liverpool echo] pic.twitter.com/beoNfZoHqk— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 1, 2021