Mo Salah, Ibrahima Konate and Taki Minamino are expected to miss the Tokyo Olympics, as reported by Athletics.
Liverpool are particularly reluctant for the Egyptian to take part, given that the club is already ready to lose to the attackers during the African Cup of Nations.
“Takumi Minamino (Japan) and Ibrahima Konate (France) have also been linked with involvement in the Olympics, but Anfield officials do not expect to have any players participating in Tokyo.” James Pearce wrote.
No.11 is said to be seeking to resolve the matter with the Premier League outfit, with the Egyptian FA remaining eager to have the frontman available for that competition.
“We contacted Liverpool to give Salah access to the Olympic team and they said they were waiting for approval from the technical staff.” Egyptian FA President Ahmed Megahed was quoted as saying by ONTime Sport (via Athletics).
“But in the end, Liverpool rejected 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 prevents him from participating in the English Premier League. Matches.
“We spoke to 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.”
The club’s reluctance to hand over the 29-year-old before the start of the pre-season, provided we lose one of our key men to a number of games in January, is completely understandable.
There are obviously two sides to the story, of course with Egypt’s hopes at the Olympics largely on Salah’s shoulders.
Nevertheless, taking into account the requirements of the previous season with an extremely crowded schedule, we at EOTK will argue that putting the player to go to both tournaments will jeopardize his well-being.
Given that the club ultimately pays his salary, we should have something to say about the former Roma star’s level of participation for the national side – especially when considering the negative impact our top scorer may have on our next campaign.