The Reds are sure to win the Premier League this season, they also seem in a good position to retain the Champions League. 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.
The Egyptian King was recently named in the provisional 50 man squad list for his country’s Tokyo 2020 campaign.
The final of the Olympics will take place on the same day as the opening match of the Premier League season – August 8th.
Although the winger is in the provisional squad list, the Egypt manager has said that whether or not Mo takes part is a decision for the player and the club.
“We cannot force Salah to participate with us”, the gaffer told Reuters (via BBC).
He continued, “Salah’s participation with the Pharaohs team is a decision to be taken only by Salah, his club Liverpool and his coach Jurgen Klopp.”
If we lose Mo for the first couple of weeks of the season it is not a disaster by any stretch of the imagination.
With Liverpool sure to add variety to the squad as well as some rotation options, there will certainly be cover for the Egyptian King.
If anything, this presents an opportunity for any potential new signings to assert themselves in the Liverpool team before Salah returns.
With Jürgen Klopp noted for his refusal consistently start players until they are up to speed with his style of play, these extra couple of games could prove vital to any new additions.
In Michael Edwards, Jürgen Klopp and Mo Salah we trust.