Mohamed Salah feels confident he will overcome his shoulder injury in time to play for Egypt at the World Cup.
The Liverpool striker was forced out of the Champions League final after just 30 minutes following a tangle with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
The Egyptian FA tweeted that a scan on their star player revealed a “sprain in the shoulder ligaments”.
But a Twitter post from Salah on Sunday revealed that he was planning on taking part in Russia.
It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter. 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. pic.twitter.com/HTfKF4S70e
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 27, 2018
He wrote: “It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter.
“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.”
Shortly after the match, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp first described the injury as ‘really serious’.
“He is in the hospital for an X-ray. It’s either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. It doesn’t look good, that’s it,” Klopp said.
He added: “It’s very bad for Mo, very bad for us and very bad for Egypt. That’s part of the sport. I don’t like that part of the sport but it’s part of the sport and things like this can happen.”
Egypt play Uruguay on 15 June before facing Russia four days later and Saudi Arabia on the 25th of June.