Egyptian FA 'optimistic' over Salah's World Cup chances despite injury

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" he will recover from dislocating his shoulder during Saturday's Champions League final in time for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters he feared the Premier League Golden Boot victor would miss out on Egypt's campaign in Russian Federation but the Egyptian Football Association tweeted a statement saying otherwise, as they stated information received from Liverpool's medical team suggested Salah would recover in time.

Klopp was unhappy with the tangle, which the Egyptian Football Association said had left Salah with ligament damage in his shoulder.

After such a breathtaking season, it would be a huge shame if injury prevented Salah from playing in Russian Federation this summer.

The fate of Salah's participation in the World up remains unclear.

Salah has been the prime figure in Liverpool's mammoth performance in the Champions League and in Egypt qualifying for the World Cup in Russian Federation. He is in hospital for an X-ray.

The pair were involved in a clash which resulted in Salah's arm being trapped under Ramos' body as they fell to the ground.

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"We lost a very important player, like probably Egypt lost for the World Cup a very important player". It's either the collarbone or the shoulder itself.

The injury now puts Salah's World Cup prospects in jeopardy, though he will have to await a doctor's scan before any decision is made.

Egyptian Salah tweeted on Sunday: "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter".

The initial reports from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggested Salah would miss the World Cup, but he has now tweeted a message suggesting his hopes of taking part in Russian Federation 2018 remain alive.

It added there was "optimism" around Salah's prospects of being fit for the first of their Group A matches against Uruguay on June 15.

The Reds were in shock after Salah's injury and seemed distorted in the first half after the Egyptian left the field. "It doesn't look good".

BBC reports that Salah had a shoulder dislocation. I feel for him, he is a fantastic boy.

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