President of Egyptian FA, Ahmed Megahed, has said Mohamed Salah will push Liverpool to be allowed to leave for the Tokyo Olympics.
Reports making rounds in England this week have suggested Liverpool will not let Salah leave, which is their right to do so under FIFA rules.
The Olympics in Tokyo run from July 22 until August 7, a week prior to the start of the Premier League.
But Megahed says the 29-year-old won’t give up on representing his country in Japan.
“I do not want to say that it is impossible for Salah to participate in the Olympics, but it is difficult,” he told Egyptian broadcaster ONTimeSport.
“Salah agreed to lead the Olympic team during the last camp of the Egyptian team.
“We contacted Liverpool to allow Salah to join the Olympic team and they said they were waiting for the approval of the technical staff.
“In the end, Liverpool refused the request because they do not want to lose the player at the beginning of the season, as well as next January with the Africa Cup of Nations, which will keep him from participating in the English Premier League matches.
“We spoke with Salah again, and he told us that he will make a new attempt with the technical staff of his team, to resolve the matter, and within the next two days he will find a way.”
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