Salah to have final say on Olympic involvement

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

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

Gharib wants to include Salah in a preliminary 50-man squad, which will be whittled down to 18 in June.

The former Borussia Dortmund boss previously stated that no decision has been made over the club and Salah's position from participation in the 2020 Olympics with Egypt, but hinted that he might not be available for the summer tournament.

The final of the men's Tokyo 2020 football competition is scheduled for August 8, the same day the 2020-2021 Premier League campaign begins.

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.

The reacted from Liverpool fans has come after Egypt's Olympic coach Shawky Gharib claimed he wants to use Salah as one of the team's three over-ages players.

"We can not force Salah to participate with us", the gaffer told Reuters (via BBC).

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

Salah and Sadio Mane are certain picks for Egypt and Senegal, with Jurgen Klopp habing labelled the change of the African tournament a "catastrophe" for the club.

"It is the Olympic games and I am a sportsman".

He would also miss Liverpool's pre-season and could be out of the Reds' opening fixtures.

Klopp is wishing that such a scenario can be prevented, informing press reporters: "Do I desire to lose a gamer in the pre-season?No Of program not".

Salah was part of the Liverpool team which won the Champions League last season and they are now runaway leaders in the Premier League with the Egyptian their top scorer on 14 goals.

That was a message emphasised again by Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa on social media, who quote tweeted a report saying the 27-year-old would be selected with the message: "No decision has been made yet".

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