"I have chosen Salah in an expanded list of 50 players to select 18 players heading to Tokyo".
Salah could miss pre-season and the start of the Premier League if he plays in the tournament, with the final due to be held on August 8 - the day the 2020-21 campaign gets underway. "Absolutely no", Klopp said in a press conference.
Egypt's U23 instructor Shawky Gharib has actually mentioned his wish to have "one of the top three players in the world" at his disposal when assembling a proposal for gold medal splendor.
Mohamed Salah's potential involvement at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be a decision for the player himself and Liverpool, Egypt's Olympic coach has confirmed.
Jurgen Klopp gave his players a two-week rest by playing kids in Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury, but Salah says the team is now ready for the next match.
"We can not force Salah to participate with us", the gaffer told Reuters (via BBC). The start of next season already seems an enticing prospect, although Liverpool could lose Mo Salah to the Olympics in August, his absence is no disaster.
On Wednesday, Egypt confirmed their plans to name the Liverpool star in their squad this summer.
Notably, Salah had also won the Reds' Goal of the Month last week with his stoppage-time strike against Manchester United at Anfield. "The final list of 18 players will be submitted in June".
"But it is the Olympics, and I'm still a sportsperson and the Olympics are the Olympics".
Salah's agent Ramy Abbas revealed on Twitter that "no decision has been made yet" but it is looking increasingly likely he will go to Tokyo.