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Following reports on Wednesday that Klopp might not let Salah go for the Olympics as FIFA has previously acknowledged that clubs are not obliged to release over-age players for the competition – Egypt’s under 23 boss Gharib released a new statement that Salah’s participation will be dependent on Liverpool and Salah:

“Salah’s participation with the Pharaohs team is a decision to be taken only by Salah, his club Liverpool and his coach Jurgen Klopp.

“I have chosen him in an expanded list of 50 players. The final list of 18 players will be submitted next June.”

On Wednesday Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa tweeted: “No decision has been made yet.”

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