As the dust starts to settle on Saturday nights Champions League final, Mohamed Salah has said he is confident of going to this summers World Cup.
The Egyptian has had a sensational debut season for the Reds, netting 44 goals in all competitions, and helping lead Jurgen Klopps men to the Kiev finale.
However, despite most of the pre match focus being directed at the winger, his final was ended prematurely after a collision with Sergio Ramos left him with what is suspected to be a dislocated shoulder.
While Jurgen Klopp has suggested that Salah may require surgery to correct the problem, surgery which would see him out of action for a number of months, the player has taken to social media to say he expects to be fit to play in the World Cup:
“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.”
Salah is of course desperate to play at this summers tournament in Russia, knowing that it may represent his only chance to play on the greatest stage in World football in his entire career.
Egypt have only every qualified for three World Cups in their entire history, with the last time being back in 1990, two years before Salah was even born.