Liverpool will be hoping for a better title challenge this season. The Reds struggled last term with injuries and fatigue ruining the campaign. WE need everyone fighting fit this time out. Hence why it is such a relief to read that Liverpool will refuse Ibrahima Konate and Mo Salah permission to play in the Olympics.
Full pre-season necessary
Last season we saw players dropping like flies.
The Reds lost the entire centre back roster to the treatment table.
Midfielders and forwards also endured spells on the sidelines.
Only a handful of players finished the campaign without enduring at least a few weeks out of action.
A contributing factor was the truncated pre-season which itself followed the abrupt stop and start of football, adjustments forced by the pandemic.
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As a result a full pre-season this time around couldn’t be more vital.
Ibrahima Konate and Mo Salah at the Olympics
There has been plenty of worries surrounding one Reds star in particular this summer.
Plenty of people have been wondering whether or not Mo Salah would be at the Olympics.
The Egyptian FA have made no secret of the face that they want to take the country’s talisman to Tokyo as one of their designated overage players.
Meanwhile Kopites have worried about him going due to him being overworked.
According to The Athletic, Mo Salah won’t be allowed to go to the Olympics.
Whilst This is Anfield has claimed that Ibrahima Konate will also be prevented from going.
What RTK has to say
Thank the lord.
The competition ends just a week before the Reds’ first game of the season.
Losing two starters for that significant period of pre-season would’ve been a disaster.
Now we can breathe a sigh of relief.