Egyptian Football Legend Ahmed Hossam has warned Liverpool that star player Mohamed Salah is desperate to play for Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics.
Hossam who is publicly known as Mido insists that playing for his country is too important to the reds star player and is also in line with Fifa.
This could present a big problem for Liverpool who could be without Mohamed Salah for three months next season as the player will be away with the National team at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January and February in Cameroon and the Tokyo Olympics in July and August 2021.
Mido, who has played in England for West Ham, Wigan Athletic, Middlesbrough and Tottenham says Salah must go with Egypt to AFCON and Liverpool don’t have the right to say no.
“These are Fifa rules and they can’t prevent Salah from joining the national team for any reason. If Salah doesn’t want to go, then this is the only reason for not seeing him,” Mido told the Sun.
“All African players had this problem when we were in England. So I was happy when the 2019 AFCON was played in the summer.
“This kept the African stars away from any problem with their clubs but the Confederation of African Football decided to go back to the old schedule.”