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

Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2019-20

Liverpool star Mo Salah's agent responds to latest Egypt Olympics selection reports

The start of next season already seems an enticing prospect, although Liverpool could lose Mo Salah to the Olympics in August, his absence is no disaster.

The Olympic Games run from July 24 to August 9 so the forward will miss the opening weeks of the Premier League season.

However, one moment from January in particular sticks out for Salah.

The question that remains, then, is whether or not the Reds are compelled to release the 27-year-old for worldwide duty, and what would happen should the situation unravel into a club-versus-country row.

"Liverpool should sell @MoSalah if he agrees to go to the Olympics and use the money to sign @Sanchooo10 Sancho!" one fan tweeted.

Such is Salah's importance to this Reds team, I think it is refreshing to know that he won't definitely be unavailable for the beginning of next season.

"Peak value for the player and those 2 generational talents need snapping up".

Jurgen Klopp gave his players a two-week rest by playing kids in Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury, but Salah says the team is now ready for the next match.

Player of the Month is the second club accolade won by Salah for January, with his stoppage-time strike against United at Anfield being named the Reds' Goal of the Month last week.

The Olympic tournament is for Under-23 teams but three over-age players are allowed in each squad.

Gharib, speaking to ON Sport, said of Salah: 'Out of the three senior players we'll call-up, Salah is the only one we're settled on so far because he's simply one of the top three players in the world.

'We can not force Salah to participate with us because Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations do not compel him to participate'. "I have chosen Salah in an expanded list of 50 players to select 18 players heading to Tokyo", he said.

Salah's agent Ramy Abbas revealed on Twitter that "no decision has been made yet" but it is looking increasingly likely he will go to Tokyo.

Egypt are one of three African nations taking part in the Games, alongside Ivory Coast and South Africa, and will submit their final list of 18 players for the tournament in June.

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