Agent: Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will start for Egypt versus Russia

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is 100% fit for Egypt, and will start their crucial game versus Russia on Tuesday night, according to his agent.

The Premier League golden boot winner sustained a shoulder injury during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, and there were suggestions that he might not play at all.

However, Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa took to his personal Twitter account on Sunday afternoon to release the news that the forward is fit:

It was previously thought that Salah might have some part to play versus Uruguay, but Egypt boss Hector Cuper opted to leave the sensation out, presumably to allow more time to rest.

Salah was named on the bench of Egypt’s first game, but reliable journalist David Maddock has stated that he will “definitely start” versus Russia next week.


Liverpool fans will be happy to see that Mo Salah is ready to play on the biggest stage, having previously held worries that he might miss the tournament altogether. Egypt’s hopes rest firmly upon Salah’s shoulders, (ouch), and any chance of the Pharoes moving on from the group lives and dies with him. Egypt did not look out-classed by Uruguay, and one has to wonder whether or not they would’ve won the game had Salah been playing. Liverpool fans must also be grateful to Cuper for allowing Salah the extra time to heal, as a reoccurrence of the injury could have repercussions to Liverpool’s season, should the injury worsen. Reds fans can now tune in to see their favourite Egyptian take the field, against an impressive Russian side who quieted a lot of doubters with their emphatic 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia, the most goals scored by any team in one match so far in the Tournament. Jurgen Klopp will certainly be watching to assess the fitness levels of his jewel, as well as the rest of the World, who wait eagerly to see if Salah can help Egypt to make history.

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