Luis Suarez has said that he hopes Mo Salah can be fit enough to take part in this summers World Cup.
The Egyptians participation on the summer tournament is under severe doubt after he suffered a shoulder injury in this weekend’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.
While Salah has taken to social media to say that he is confident of being able to play for his country in Russia, he still faces an uphill battle to be fit to play in Egypts first game against Uruguay.
That game would see him come up against former Liverpool star Luis Suarez, who knows the anguish of struggling for fitness in the run up to the World Cup.
The Barcelona star – who scored 44 times this season – had knee surgery before the 2014 World Cup, but was fortunate enough to play a part in Brazil four years ago.
“Regarding Salah, the reality is that no-one is happy when a colleague suffers an injury,” Suarez told a news conference.
“That’s especially the case when that happens in a match as it did, just before a World Cup.
“He is in a difficult situation, but I’ve consistently said I always want to play against the best to demonstrate that Uruguay are better.
“I would love him to have a good recovery and enjoy the World Cup.
“He is in the same situation as me four years ago and I don’t wish this on anyone.”
Egypt take on Uruguay in Yekaterinburg on June 15, the day after the tournament kicks off, giving Salah just over two weeks to get fit in time to take on the former Liverpool number 7.