Sunday 17 February, 2019

Injured Salah 'confident' of being fit for World Cup

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah lies on the pitch after a collision with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League Final on Saturday. (PHOTO: AP)

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah lies on the pitch after a collision with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League Final on Saturday. (PHOTO: AP)

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" of being fit for the World Cup after hurting his shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Salah left the field in tears in the first half after landing heavily following a tussle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. It was 0-0 at the time, and Madrid went on to win 3-1 on Saturday.

In a post on Twitter on Sunday, Salah said "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."

He added "your love and support will give me the strength I need."

Egypt is playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1990. Its first group game is against Uruguay on June 15.

Salah scored 44 goals for Liverpool in all competitions this season.

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