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Salah on collision coarse with Klopp as Liverpool star eyes Tokyo Olympics spot with Egypt

MO SALAH is on a collision course with Liverpool chiefs after claims he wants to play at the Tokyo Olympics.

By reaching the final of today’s Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations, Egypt have secured a spot at the 2020 Games.

And there is a clamour in his homeland for the Reds striker to represent his nation in Japan next summer — just like he did at London 2012.

Salah, 27, could appear as one of three over-age players — but taking part would rule the Kop king out of boss Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the start of next season.

Ahmed Shobeir, the former Egyptian FA vice- president and ex-Pharaohs keeper, revealed: “Salah said he would be ready to play in Tokyo.

“He told the EFA that when he was in Egypt for the international duty.

“There is no problem with Liverpool and his team won’t refuse his participation in Tokyo.

“Look to Messi and Neymar, they played with their national teams in the Olympics.”

Salah has scored nine goals and made five assists for Liverpool this season.

But he has been ruled out of this weekend's trip to Crystal Palace as he has failed to shrug off his ankle injury.

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