Loads of Liverpool fans have had their say on Mohamed Salah’s involvement in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Egypt U23 manager Shawky Gharib announced that he has been shortlisted to play.
The 27-year-old is on Egypt’s provisional 50-man list for the summer tournament in Eastern Asia, which will run from July 24th to August 8th if his country reaches the final of the competition. This also takes place on the opening day of the 2020/21 Premier League season. Gharib told Reuters (cited by BBC Sport) that they cannot force Salah to play for them next summer but it will ultimately come down to the player himself and Liverpool to decide whether he competes.
Gharib’s comments got plenty of supporters talking. Despite his absence from the team’s pre-season preparations, some fans were not too concerned as you can see below.
It’s not that bad especially during that time
— ‘ (@lfcfigoo) February 12, 2020
not a biggie.
werner will be there.
— szeth son son vellano (@MistLuutu) February 12, 2020
Others were not so laid back about the situation, stating that the club that he plays for should be a priority and not his country and the Olympic Games.
Liverpool should come first!
— janparker (@JanParker10) February 12, 2020
Klopp has got to tell him no!
— Scouse Kagsy (@scousekagsy) February 12, 2020
— Umarah (@_umara) February 12, 2020
Incredibly, these fans even suggested that Liverpool should sell Salah if he went to Tokyo and also due to his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations.
just sell him next summer. will also miss because of the african cup in jan 2021
— fran (@prolificLFC) February 12, 2020
He’s a must sell if true imo. Will miss the start of the season and then AFCON 🤷🏼♂️ https://t.co/WMY8sbNqyK
— Morgan (@morganarmit) February 12, 2020
Since his arrival from Roma in 2017 for £34m, he has been a goalscoring sensation with 89 goals in just 137 appearances. As a result, he has become a hero on Merseyside and even finished 5th in the 2019 Ballon d’Or listings. The £135m-rated man has broken many records since his move from the Italian capital and created an eternal legacy at the club following his achievements.
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