Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “confident” of playing in the upcoming World Cup with Egypt after injuring his shoulder in the Champions League final on Saturday night, which his side lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.
Salah was injured in a tackle with Real Madrid no-nonsense defender, Sergio Ramos and the 25-year-old, had to be substituted in the first half.
The Egypt star walked off in tears of anguish, fuelling speculation he could be the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off in about three weeks.
“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter,” Salah tweeted on Sunday evening, adding: “Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had described the injury as “really serious” on Saturday night but the Egyptian FA tweeted that Salah’s X-ray showed he had a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments” and that it was “optimistic” he would be fit for Russia.
Egypt play their first game of the World Cup in Russia on 15 June against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.
Salah joined Liverpool from Roma for £36.9million last July and the former Chelsea man proved a revelation on his first season back in the Premier League.
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