Wednesday Jul 12, 2017. 13:00
Liverpool will not be able to field Mohamed Salah in tonight’s preseason friendly against Tranmere Rovers due to immigration rules.
The Reds will face the Rovers at Prenton Park this evening for the start of their preseason campaign.
The 25-year-old Egyptian has yet to exit the country and return in order to finalise his work permit, as part of a standard immigration procedure.
It’s uncertain as to whether this issue will be resolved before Liverpool’s match against Wigan Athletic on Friday, but if not then Salah will have to wait for the match against Crystal Palace on July 19 in the Premier League Asia Trophy that will take place in Hong Kong.
“Mo Salah is here in training but cannot play because of the rules, so that’s what we have to accept,” Klopp told Liverpool official website.
“We will try to get the working permission or the visa, I’m not sure what it is we need to get but we have to go to Paris and leave him there for a day or two and then he’ll come back. We are hopeful he can play soon,” Klopp added.