Egypt boss Hector Cuper has confirmed that Mo Salah is “almost 100%” fit to play against Ex-Liverpool man Luis Suarez’s Uruguay on Friday.
This will be Salah’s first World Cup and his first match after he sustained a shoulder injury against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
“I can almost assure you 100% he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute,” Cuper added, “He could become the top goalscorer here and one of the greatest players.”
Salah has had a brilliant season for Liverpool scoring 44 goals in all competitions and leading Liverpool to their first CL final in more than 10 years.
Salah will face the dynamic duo of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani as they look set to kickstart Uruguay’s world cup campaign.
Suarez has previously played in two World Cups and sparked controversies in both when he infamously bit Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini to end his 2014 campaign.
Suarez is controversial, yet brilliant. He famously ended England’s World Cup campaign in 2014 by scoring two brilliant goals against them. He has five WC goals including three in the 2010 edition.
Salah should take a leaf out of Suarez’s book as the Uruguayan striker was himself injured just before the world cup in 2014. Suarez recovered just in time and went on to drown England.
Egyptian fans will be hoping for the same from Mo Salah who will be all geared up for his much awaited comeback.