Liverpool ‘fully refused’ Mohamed Salah’s pleas to play at Tokyo Olympics

Mohamed Salah’s Olympic hopes had been dashed by Liverpool, who refused to let the striker symbolize Egypt in Tokyo.

The delayed video games will happen this summer time and the Reds ahead had hoped to symbolize his nation.

Clubs will not be obliged to launch gamers for the Olympics as a result of video games will not be on the FIFA calendar.

As a outcome Liverpool had been in a position to reject Salah and Egypt’s request that means the participant will stay at Anfield – albeit towards his needs.

Egypt coach Shawky Gharib admits he tried on a number of events to persuade the Premier League facet to permit their star man to journey to Japan.

Mo Salah won’t be enjoying for Egypt at the Olympics

He stated: “I tried many, many times with Liverpool, as did the Egypt FA, to persuade them to let Salah be a part of the Olympic team but they refused completely.

“Mohamed wished to play the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. He talked with me, I did my finest to deliver him. Salah was a key participant in my Olympic plans. But the membership refused – we’d like to transfer on.”

Liverpool’s reluctance will have stemmed from the dates of the the Olympics football competition, which is due to finish on August 7, seven days before the Premier League begins.

The Reds will have had to do their pre-season preparations with their striker before kicking off the season with games against Norwich City, Burnley and Chelsea.

Salah is Egypt’s shining gentle and one of the crucial spectacular gamers ever produced by the African nation.

But Gharib may have to put together for Olympic matches towards group rivals Spain, Argentina and Australia with out the 29-year-old.

“We started talking with them a long time ago because Salah wanted to play the Olympic Games, but Liverpool were unclear,” Egypt FA President Ahmed Megahed informed BBC Sport Africa.

“I knew in June they would not let him go. Anyway we respect their decision.”

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Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will now have their striker involved in pre-season
Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp will now have their striker concerned in pre-season

Turkish giants Galatasaray adopted Liverpool’s instance by not permitting striker Mostafa Mohamed to head to the Olympics in what’s a double blow to Gharib.

“Mostafa Mohamed was going to be the main striker in my team, but the same happened with his club,” Gharib defined.

“They refused to let him go as they will play important matches – I cannot do anything. I even wanted to bring Trezeguet but he picked up an injury with Villa.

“Now we’d like to cease interested by one thing that will not be taking place and concentrate on our marketing campaign.”

In distinction Manchester United have launched Ivorian pair Eric Bailly and Amad Diallo.

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