Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is set to hold talks with the club over his plans to represent Egypt in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Salah could end up missing a valuable chunk of pre-season if he heads to Tokyo to play in the games.
Should Liverpool make it to the Champions League final, their season will end on May 29, with the next campaign beginning on August 14.
Considering the incredible volume of games Liverpool – and all other clubs around Europe – have played in the past year, managers throughout the sport are waiting for the summer in order to let their players rest.
The European Championships are being taken into consideration, and will end a month before the new domestic campaign begins.
And Salah's pre-season could be severely disrupted in the upcoming Tokyo games.
The Gold Medal game at the Olympics takes place on August 7, just a week before the season begins.
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It isn't known what the Covid-19 regulations will be at that point for people travelling into the UK, but regardless if Egypt go all the way Salah will be in for a quick turnaround.
Egypt have qualified for the upcoming games, and are eager to include Salah as one of their three players over the age of 23.
The forward himself is said to be eager to compete, and Egyptian FA chief Ahmed Megahed confirmed Liverpool are set to hold talks with him.
"Liverpool management replied to our message saying that they [will] discuss the situation with the player," Megahed said.
"I am sure that Salah is eager to wear the Pharaohs' jersey while participating in the Olympics if he could.
"But it's not his own decision to make as he needs to discuss it with the club's management. I hope Liverpool accepts our request."
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