It is not a cut and dry thing that Mo Salah will play the Olympics this summer.
Egypt want to call him up as their star player, despite it being an U23 tournament, which will obviously infuriate Liverpool – especially with Salah already set to be absent in January and February 2021 due to the AFCON.
But Salah’s agent has claimed on Twitter that no decision has been made – despite Shawky Garib telling the media Liverpool’s no.11 will be there.
Salah has always had tension with the Egyptian FA because of the manner in which they have tried to profit from his status instead of appreciating his needs as a footballer and a person – and we think this might be the latest instalment.
No decision has been made yet. https://t.co/r6uvOAW7kB
— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) February 12, 2020
Liverpool fans on Twitter liked Ramy’s update – and are naturally hoping that Mo will opt out of the fairly meaningless Olympic tournament.
Surely he can’t go another summer without a proper pre-season!
Thank you Ramy 🤝☺️
— Julian 👑 (@Julian_01m) February 12, 2020
Great man Ramy !
— Kailas (@kailas4787) February 12, 2020
Mo needs a Summer break, especially with AFCON in early 2021.#savemo
— Andy Griffiths (@andygriffiths76) February 12, 2020
Salah will make the right choice, I'm sure. He'll do what's best for him and his career.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) February 12, 2020
AND THE BALL DROPS TO RAMYYYYYYY
— 𝔸𝕝𝕚 (@alissxnnn) February 12, 2020