Yesterday, we were a little worried by a report in Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm that suggested Mo Salah would not be eating or drinking for 18 hours before the Champions League Final due to Ramadan.
They suggested Salah would have a small window of about an hour before kick-off to replenish himself once the sun had gone own in Kiev, and that he had no plans of breaking his pledge, which Muslims throughout the world do for one month every year.
But Liverpool physio Rubén Pons, who incidentally is travelling to the World Cup with Salah while he’s away with Egypt to make sure he gets the perfect help, has denied the rumours.
“Ramadan will not affect Salah. He hasn’t applied it today or tomorrow,” he said, reported in Cadena SER.
Muslims who apply for special exemption from an Imam are allowed to delay their Ramadan fasting, and we imagine this is what Salah, who’s devoutly religious, will have done.
Salah scored on the final day of our Premier League season, so we hope he’ll be entering the field on Saturday with huge confidence.
He’s got the talent, pace and brutish need for goals that could secure us no.6.