Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah ‘confident’ he will be fit for World Cup with Egypt

Mohamed Salah says he is “confident” he will be fit for this summer’s World Cup with Egypt after suffering injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat .

The 25-year-old was forced off with a suspected dislocated shoulder in the first half of Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory in Kiev on Saturday night, with initial fears he may miss the tournament in Russia next month.

Salah, who left the stadium with his arm in a sling, is now with the Egyptian national team and he appeared upbeat about his chances in a tweet less that 24 hours after the incident.

“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter,” he said. “Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”

Salah was in tears as he was forced off after half an hour, with the score at 0-0, following a challenge from Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Klopp said: “It’s a really serious injury, which is even worse. And the shock of the boys was obvious,” a beleaguered Klopp said at full-time.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the injury to Mohamed Salah in the Champions League Final had an effect on the game.

“Of course it was a big moment in the game. I know if you say something like that after a game and you lost, it sounds like you are a bit of a bad loser.

“But, for me, it was a harsh challenge – the arm was there. It was like wrestling a bit. And then Mo was a little bit unlucky falling on his shoulder.

“I think he is in the hospital for an X-ray. It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. But it’s really not good.”