Salah could miss Liverpool pre-season as Egypt confirm they want him to play at 2020 Olympics
- Egypt have qualified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
- The competition will take place from July 22 to August 8.
- Each team could use 3 players over the age of 23.
- The Pharaohs' U23 coach claims they would love to recruit Mo Salah.
- It's yet to be discussed with the Reds' forward.
Egypt Under-23 head coach Shawky Gharib has confirmed they would like Mohamed Salah to take part in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
"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," the 60-year-old told ON Sport.
"I haven't talked to Salah at all about him joining the Under-23 squad for the Olympics, but in all honesty, his participation in the Olympics will need a little effort from him [regarding discussions with Liverpool] as well."
According to the rules, every country can use three players over the age of 23 and the Pharaohs could recruit Salah to boost their chances of winning the gold.
The competition will take place from July 22 to August 8, which would most likely coincide with the Reds' pre-season.
Salah has been amazing for Liverpool ever since arriving at Anfield from Roma back in 2017 for an initial €42m fee that could rise to €50m. The Egyptian has played 137 games for the Reds, scored 89 goals, registered 38 assists and helped Jurgen Klopp's crew win 3 trophies, including the Champions League last term.
Mo has been equally crucial for the team this season so far, scoring 18 goals and providing 9 assists in 33 games across all competitions.