Mohamed Salah: Liverpool need more information about Olympics, says Jurgen Klopp

Ruben Hill
February 15, 2020

Egypt's Under-23 team coach Shawky Gharib intends to include Salah as one of the three major players on the team, but admits he can not force him to accept a call to the national team.

Liverpool will expect to go into the 2020-21 season as Premier League champions, with Klopp's side now 22 points clear of Manchester City with 13 games remaining.

Were Salah to avoid to Asia for a lot more affordable football, after that he would certainly require to be alleviated back right into the layer as soon as he returned to Merseyside.

Of course if he is successful at the Olympics, he could return with a spring in his step but Klopp is unlikely to want to lose one of his top players for two global tournaments within the same season.

"Thank you. I am happy to win this award and I think we did well that month, so hopefully, we'll keep [going] like that", he told the club website.

"We are completely clear about what we want, but we need more information: how will it look, when will the preparation start, all that stuff", he added.

"We've had to play without Mo before".

"It's not concerning that".

"No decision yet, but we will see". "We cannot actually review it actually since we do not recognize anything concerning it, or otherwise a whole lot concerning it".

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.

The Reds are undefeated in the ongoing Premier League season so far.

"Klopp isn't the just one that will certainly desire him there".

Liverpool's Premier League season resumes with a trip to Norwich City on Saturday, and Salah is raring to go following the winter break.

"Yeah, I think so", Salah said.

"We do not rather obtain it since the Olympics to us does not feel like a significant event".

However, Salah's agent Ramy Abbas says "no decision has been made yet" over his involvement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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