Mohamed Salah is once again risking Jürgen Klopp’s anger over his plans to play for Egypt at the Olympics this summer, just days after the Liverpool forward admitted he would be open to joining Real Madrid or Barcelona.
- Liverpool planned to have crunch talks with Salah about playing in the Olympics
- The attacker would like to play for Egypt in the men’s tournament in Tokyo in July
- It comes after Salah again refused to rule out a move to Spain this week
Liverpool are planning to have showdown talks with Mohamed Salah about his plans to play for Egypt at the upcoming Olympics.
The Liverpool forward would like to play in the men’s tournament that will take place at the Games in Tokyo.
However, it could lead to Salah missing the start of the Premier League season with Liverpool, with the Olympics ending just a week before the start of the 2021/22 season on 14 August.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah could miss the start of next season when he plays at the Olympics
Egyptian FA chief Ahmed Megahed wants Salah to represent his nations at this summer’s tournament.
Speak to local television, according to the Sun he said: ‘Liverpool management replied to our message and said they have [will] discuss the situation with the player.
‘I am sure Salah is eager to wear Pharaoh’s shirt when competing in the Olympics if he could, but it is not his own decision as he has to discuss it with the club’s management.
“I hope Liverpool accept our request.”
Liverpool plans to have showdown talks with Salah about his plans to play in the Olympics
If Salah is allowed to play in the Olympics, he can miss up to six weeks of preparation for the season.
Salah has once again questioned his future at Liverpool by admitting he would be interested in a move to Spain.
The Egyptian forward stunned the Reds in December when he admitted he would be open to joining La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Salah, 28, has starred at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp since coming over from Roma in 2017, scoring 119 goals in 192 appearances on his way to claiming the Champions League and Premier League titles.
Salah again refused to rule out a move from Liverpool to Spain this week
He will be out of contract by the summer of 2023 and in an interview with Marca, Salah has admitted that it is possible he could leave Anfield to move to Spain in the future.
When asked if he would like to experience Spanish football, Salah, who currently has international service with Egypt, said: ‘I hope to be able to play for many years to come.
‘Why not? Nobody knows what will happen in the future.
So … maybe one day, yes. It’s not up to me.
“We’ll see what happens, but I’d rather not talk about that right now.”