Klopp says Salah doubt for WCup, Egypt more hopeful

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Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is doubtful for next month's World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's 1-3 UEFA Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid
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Liverpool's Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is doubtful for next month’s World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday’s 1-3 UEFA Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, his club manager Juergen Klopp has said.

Salah, who scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, left the field in tears in the 31st minute after falling heavily under a challenge by Real captain Sergio Ramos.

The Egyptian tried to continue after receiving treatment but was forced to leave. However, Egypt’s FA said on Twitter that Salah had sprained shoulder ligaments and it was optimistic he would be fit for the World Cup.

Egypt’s Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abd El-aziz said on his Facebook page: “It is expected Salah will need 2 weeks for treatment. He will stay in Liverpool and will have there the rehab period then will join the Egyptian team camp in Italy.”

He added Salah would be in Egypt’s final World Cup squad to be announced on June 4.

Klopp earlier said: “It’s a serious injury, a really serious injury. He is in the hospital for an X-ray. It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. It doesn’t look good, that’s it.

“We lost a very important player, like probably Egypt lost for the World Cup a very important player. I still hope it’s not like this,” he said.


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