Liverpool’s new boy Mohamed Salah will miss the first – and potentially second – of the Reds pre-season friendlies due to work permit issues.
Mohamed Salah will have to wait a little while longer to make his first Liverpool appearance as problems with his work permit will keep him out of the Reds first friendly match against Tranmere Rovers tomorrow night.
The Egyptian reported to pre-season training on Saturday but has not yet obtained the necessary paperwork to make his debut this week and could miss Friday’s match against Wigan as well.
The law states that Salah will have to leave the country for a couple of days and only upon his return will he be granted the final paperwork necessary, as per the United Kingdom’s immigration procedure.
“Mo Salah is here in training but cannot play because of the rules, so that’s what we have to accept,” Reds boss Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website.
“We will try to get the working permission or the visa, I’m not sure what it is we need to get, but we have to go to Paris and leave him there for a day or two and then he’ll come back. We are hopeful he can play soon.”
It is expected that Salah will immediately be available as soon as he is granted clearance and is practically a shoe in to feature heavily during Liverpool’s tour of Hong Kong later this month.