Jurgen Klopp has clarified that there is no dispute between Liverpool and the Egyptian Football Association concerning Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained that once Salah recuperates from his current injury, he can rejoin the Africa Cup of Nations. Salah sustained the injury during the 2-2 draw against Ghana and subsequently returned to England for treatment.
Speaking in his latest press conference, Klopp said: “All parties agreed that it makes sense for him to do the rehab here. That is what we are doing now. We have a season to play and we want him fit. If he is fit earlier, as long as his team are still in the tournament, he will go back. That is clear.
“It’s a win-win and then he is coming back after that, after the tournament or whenever. That is the situation. The rest is just blown up discussions because somebody said something and all of a sudden you have to react on everything. We have to be sensible in this moment, even the Egyptian FA. We all agree on that.”
Klopp calls for everyone to be sensible in regards to Salah’s injury
Egypt’s national team doctor, Mohamed Abouela criticized Liverpool previously. Speaking to ON Time Sports, Abouela said: “I don’t wait for someone to tell me how I work. I’m always doing enough to improve myself and I’m not the one to announce injuries and the timing, but my role is only to treat the players.
“We have enough potential but in two days we will travel to the poorly equipped city of San Pedro, so we found that his treatment at Liverpool would be better. Our agreement with Liverpool was two days ago, and the agreement was to announce the matter after the Cape Verde match, but Jurgen Klopp is the one who announced early [after the 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Sunday], and Salah himself did not want to travel and if he wanted to leave from day one.
“When will Salah return from injury with his treatment at Liverpool? I can’t say that because muscle injury depends on how much you get better on a daily basis. But I can say that we worked with Salah for four days well, and the player improved in them as well as possible.”