Egypt have yet again decided to leave Mo Salah out of their upcoming international friendly, which will music to the ears of Jurgen Klopp.
Instead of travelling to play Botswana on October 14, Salah will stay at Melwood, according to Hossam El Badry, Egypt’s coach.
“I agreed with him that it is in his best interests and those of the national team that he rests,” El Badry told local channel MBC Masr, cited by Punch NG.
“He won’t be with us at the training camp for Botswana, but God willing, he will be with us for the official matches.”
Salah is almost constantly in some sort of dispute with the Egyptian federation, although he has just been made captain – and we reckon their latest decision is an attempt to get back in his good books – which is fine by us.
The last thing we need is our brilliant no.11 expending himself in meaningless friendlies.
Liverpool’s other internationals though will be sent away, which is always an incredibly nervy time for both fans and Jurgen Klopp.
Games will be watched from behind sofas as we hope to get all our starters back in good health before an hectic November/December schedule.
First up though is Leicester City on Saturday – and it would be incredible if we entered the break with eight wins from eight in the Premier League.