Liverpool will have to wait before they find out if Mohamed Salah will be flown out to Tokyo next summer to join up with his Egyptian teammates at the Olympics.

Egypt qualified for the men's football tournament at the 2020 games as their U23s side reached the final of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.

Men's football at the Olympics is restricted to under-23 players, however teams can name three 'overaged' in their squad.

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Head coach of the U23s Shawky Gharib said it was too soon to make a decision on Reds star Salah but an announcement would be made in due course.

"As an Egyptian, I'm so proud of what he [Salah] is doing with Liverpool, he is an amazing player and makes the whole nation proud," Gharib said.

"But it is too early to talking about whether I will pick him to be with us in Tokyo 2020. I will think about the players that my team will need and then I will announce."

Former Stoke City striker Ramdan Sobhi, who is now with Egyptian side Al Ahly, said that Salah had been in touch with his compatriots after the reached the Games.

"Salah called me by phone yesterday and congratulated us on the qualification for which I thank him very much," Sobhi said.

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"I also think it's so early to talk about the players who will join us in Tokyo, we have 21 fighters in our squad [at the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations] and they have done amazing job in the tournament.

"Everyone should give them the credit then we can talk about who will join us there."

Egypt will play Ivory Coast, who have also qualified for the Olympics, in the Under-23 Nations Cup final on Friday.