Klopp: Nobody reached Liverpool out for Salah's Olympics appearance

Tanya Simon
February 15, 2020

It now seems as if he could be without Salah for pre-season and the start of the campaign.

Liuverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said no final decision has been made on whether Mohamed Salah will feature as one of Egypt's overage players in this summer's Olympics.

" We cannot require Salah to get involved with us since Federation Internationale de Football Association guidelines do not compel him to participate", he consisted of.

"Salah's participation with the Pharaohs team in Tokyo is a decision that only Salah, his Liverpool club and coach Jurgen Klopp should make", said Gharib.

The Liverpool star has been named on Egypt's provisional 50-man list for the football tournament ahead of Tokyo 2020, with the North African nation keen to include the 27-year-old as one of their three over-age players.

" Salah is among the leading 3 gamers in the world and any team hopes to have a player of his capabilities and abilities in the squad ..."

Liverpool could also be without the likes of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, so the likelihood is the club will be unwilling to release Salah for the Olympics as well.

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On Wednesday, as reported by Egyptian publication KingFut, Egypt U23 coach Shawky Gharib confirmed his intention to call upon Salah for the Games, which take place between 22 July and 9 August.

However, Salah's agent, Ramy Abbas, says that "a decision has not yet been made, quot; about his participation".

"No decision", Klopp said at his pre-match press conference.

"Nobody from the Olympic national team technical staff contacted Mohamed Salah to talk about it".

" The last list that will consist of 18 gamers will be sent next June, so it is too early to discuss the names of the 18 players".

"I wish we could have whole squad together for pre-season but that is not possible for different reasons". I will speak with Salah and we will say what we want to happen.

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