Egyptians held their breath Sunday amid fears star striker Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup after suffering an injury when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final.
But Salah's involvement in this summer's tournament, which kicks off June 14, is now in question after he tangled with Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos, landing awkwardly and leaving the pitch with a suspected dislocated shoulder.
Mohamed Salah was subbed off in the first half of the Champions League final.
Thanks to Salah, who has become a source of pride for millions across the Arab world, Egyptians were looking to the World Cup with hope and enthusiasm.
Egyptian star footballer Mohamed Salah who represents Liverpool is a devout Muslim and is reported to have observed Ramadan until this weekend. He is in hospital for an X-ray.
Salah's injury has cast doubts on whether he will make the flight to Russian Federation this summer. It's either the collarbone or the shoulder itself.
Mohamed Salah was subbed off in the first half of the Champions League final
The two former footballers both backed the Real Madrid skipper as they believe the accident did not come with a deliberate intention to take Salah out of the game permanently.
"I'm not fine, I'm the opposite of fine, but I try to be professional", said Klopp, who has now lost his last six finals as a manager, at his postmatch news conference.
One of the main, if not the, takeaways from the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool was the injury to Salah.
Salah is the main man for the Pharaohs, as he helped them qualify for their first World Cup since 1990. "It does not look good".
"He would have tried to play on [if he could have] but I have not seen him".
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