Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp revealed the plan for Mohamed Salah’s recovery, which was a huge shock to the Egyptian national team that the player would likely return to Merseyside.
It was announced by the Egyptian Federation that Salah suffered a strain in his back muscle and will only miss the two matches against Cape Verde and the round of 16 match, and will return in the quarter-finals.
But Klopp said in the press conference after the Bournemouth match that Salah may return to Liverpool to recover, and that this is the plan initially agreed upon so far.
The German said in his speech, “His return is the plan, but I do not know if that has been decided 100%, but as I said, this is the plan.”
He also added, “No matter how long his absence is, I think that everyone may think that it is appropriate for him to rehabilitate here in Liverpool. This is the plan, but I do not know if it has been approved yet or not.”
He continued, “I spoke with Salah immediately after the injury, and since then he has been in contact with our doctor. The doctor told me the latest news, so I think he will return to us.”
He continued, “I am not a doctor, but if Egypt qualifies for the final and he is ready to play, why not come back and participate in the match?”
He concluded, “The tournament is being held in Côte d’Ivoire, and I’m sure it’s a wonderful country, but we don’t have anyone there and they have to take care of the players, so let’s see what happens.”