Mohamed Salah’s Champions League injury has brought Egypt to tears

Doug Mendoza
May 28, 2018

Mohamed Salah has insisted he is "confident" he will be able to feature at the World Cup this summer despite several reports claiming the Egypt global will be sidelined for a significant period.

Salah suffered the injury during a tussle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, leaving the pitch tears after being forced off midway through the first half with the game goalless in Kiev.

On their front cover this morning, Al-Masry al-Youm published a photograph Salah writhing in pain on the pitch with the headline: "A night on which Egyptians cried - Ramos, the butcher, dislocated Abu Salah's shoulder".

Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson described Ramos' gamesmanship as "quite clever" after the Real Madrid captain's involvement in Salah's injury.

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma for £36.9 million (A$65.04 million) last July and the former Chelsea man proved a revelation on his first season back in the Premier League.

Now, Salah himself has taken to social media to share his optimism regarding his participation in the World Cup.

Liverpool fans are bound to be less than happy at the fact they lost Salah so early on in the game, because it's so easy to imagine a very different outcome had he not been injured; and I think questions will be raised over Karius place in the squad going forward. "He is in the hospital for an X-ray".

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The Portuguese superstar was quick to reach Salah and pat his head, consoling the forward about the injury. The 25-year-old now faces a race to be fit in time for next month's World Cup, but the Egyptian FA have claimed he could be playing again within two weeks.

"It is a serious injury". It's either the collarbone or the shoulder itself.

He was Egypt's top scorer during their World Cup qualification campaign, and ensured they qualified for Russian Federation via a dramatic injury time penalty which solidified his status as a national hero.

"Mohamed Salah, god willing, will be on the national team's final list for the World Cup, which is to be announced on June 4", Abd Elaziz said on Facebook.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the problem looked "really serious" and, although he was eager to wait for tests, he admitted Salah's prospects of going to Russian Federation were in jeopardy.

In their twisting fall, Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder. "I recently read him saying that I had been his inspiration and I was excited", he added. "From what I said so far it doesn't look really good".

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