'Superstars': Player believes the World Cup is missing one Liverpool star
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'Superstars': Player believes the World Cup is missing one Liverpool star

The World Cup is missing Mohamed Salah, according to former Liverpool player Dejan Lovren. He does think he’ll get another chance, though.

Mohamed Salah, like most Liverpool players, is merely watching the World Cup. Egypt didn’t qualify for the tournament, costing him of his chance to play on the game’s biggest stage.

Former Liverpool player Dejan Lovren feels that’s a real shame. He says the tournament misses Salah – but backs him to qualify next time around. The Croatian, who played for his country on Wednesday, also wishes Sadio Mané was there.

Unlike Salah, Mané did qualify – indeed, Senegal knocked out Egypt in a playoff – but injury cost him a place in Qatar.

“They are two big superstars, and I think the World Cup in Qatar misses big players like Salah and Sadio,” said Lovren, per the Liverpool Echo.

“But this is the World Cup, there are other players, and the good thing is that Mo can still reach it. He’s still young.

“Unfortunately for Sadio, it’s unlucky, really bad luck, the last game before the World Cup, but Sadio will also come back.”

World Cup is missing Mohamed Salah

Of course, Salah and Mané aren’t the only ones. Karim Benzema, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, misses the tournament through injury.

It’s a tournament missing many stars, then. And selfishly, we’re glad Salah is one of them. He gets rest now ahead of the busiest part of the club season, along with many of Liverpool’s best players.

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Andy Robertson and Luis Díaz both fell short in qualifying. Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Thiago, and Roberto Firmino weren’t picked for their countries. It leaves the Reds with a fantastic selection of players getting rest right now – a luxury no other elite club has.

As for Salah, Lovren isn’t alone in believing the World Cup misses him. Gary Neville said similar recently and it’s hard to disagree.

And who knows? Maybe Lovren is right and Salah competes the summer he turns 34. We certainly wouldn’t put it past him.

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