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Egypt FA responds to Liverpool’s request about Mohamed Salah

The Egypt FA has rejected Liverpool’s plea to excuse Mohamed Salah from participating in their upcoming matches during the March international break.

Since the beginning of the year, Mohamed Salah has only appeared twice for Liverpool, sustaining a hamstring injury during the Africa Cup of Nations after representing his country in two matches.

After a prolonged absence, the 31-year-old returned in mid-February, coming off the bench to score and provide an assist in a 4-1 victory against Brentford. However, he has not featured since then. Jurgen Klopp omitted the former Chelsea winger from the squad for Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest, where Darwin Nunez secured a late, dramatic victory.

Egypt is scheduled to compete in the inaugural 2024 Winsunited Cup, alongside Tunisia, Croatia, and New Zealand. Despite Liverpool’s concerns about exacerbating Salah’s injury, the Egyptian FA has announced its intention to include him in the squad.

Egypt FA releases a statement about Liverpool’s Salah request

“We have already received a letter from Liverpool to exempt Mohamed Salah from the upcoming camp due to his injury,” a statement from Egypt’s FA reads.

“We sent the name of Mohamed Salah among the professional players that we are requesting to include in the next camp a few days ago.

“It is our right to include any professional player as long as it is at the time of the international agenda, and the issue of whether or not to include him is in the hands of the national team’s technical staff, led by Hossam Hassan.

“It is still too early to decide the matter, and if Mohamed Salah plays any match in the time before the start of the camp, we will adhere to his inclusion, and he will be examined and his readiness determined by the medical staff of the Egyptian national team.”

Klopp had revealed Salah could make his return to fitness for next week’s huge Premier League title clash with Manchester City.

He said on Friday: “I don’t think Mo is too far off, but he will not feature [at Forest]. From there, we have to go. Touch and go, unfortunately that stays the case with Mo for a little bit longer.

“But I think next week, at any point, it is possible. So he is on the way back, definitely, but not there yet.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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