Mohamed Salah: Liverpool need more information about Olympics, says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool star Mo Salah's agent responds to latest Egypt Olympics selection reports

Liverpool will decide on Salah and Olympics - Egypt coach

"I haven't talked to Salah at all about him joining the U23 squad for the Olympics, but in all honesty, his participation will need a little effort from him as well".

Liverpool could also be without the likes of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, so the likelihood is the club will be unwilling to release Salah for the Olympics as well.

The forward, 27, is on Egypt's provisional 50-man list for the football tournament, which will hold its final on 8 August - the first day of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

"No decision", Klopp said at his pre-match press conference.

Egypt's Under-23 team coach Shawky Gharib intends to include Salah as one of the three major players on the team, but admits he can not force him to accept a call to the national team.

Liverpool star Mo Salah is wanted by Egypt to take part in this summer's Olympic Games in Japan, according to Reuters, via the BBC.

Liverpool star Mo Salah's agent responds to latest Egypt Olympics selection reports

"Salah is one of the three best players in the world and any team hopes to have a player with their abilities and skills on the team ..."

"We can not force Salah to participate with us", the gaffer told Reuters (via BBC).

Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to permission Olympic task for Mohamed Salah, however states Liverpool are yet to be placed in a placement by Egypt where a tough choice has to be made.

It now seems as if he could be without Salah for pre-season and the start of the campaign.

Liverpool could lose Mo Salah to the Olympics at the start of next season but it's no disaster.

Of course if he is successful at the Olympics, he could return with a spring in his step but Klopp is unlikely to want to lose one of his top players for two worldwide tournaments within the same season. I will speak with Salah and we will say what we want to happen.

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