May 27, 2018 / 5:39 PM / 6 months ago

Salah 'confident' of being fit for World Cup

Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Real Madrid v Liverpool - NSC Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine - May 26, 2018 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah looks dejected after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - Egypt forward Mohamed Salah said he is “confident” of being fit to play at the World Cup despite sustaining a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

Salah’s final ended prematurely in Kiev on Saturday after a first-half challenge from Real captain Sergio Ramos led to the 25-year-old leaving the pitch in tears, clutching his shoulder.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that the injury “did not look good” after the match, but Salah posted on Sunday: “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.”

On Saturday the Egyptian FA also posted on Twitter that it is “optimistic” Salah would recover in time to travel to Russia.

Reporting by Peter Hall, editing by Neil Robinson

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