Liverpool are reportedly adamant that they do not want to allow their star player Mohamed Salah to leave the club and link up with his country’s participating squad at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which will be held later this year. With the event just around the corner, several countries have been sending notifications to clubs across the world that they would like to have their players represent them at the tournaments but Liverpool are just one of those clubs that have decided to stand their ground against releasing some of their players for those games.

Many would understand Liverpool’s reasons for not allowing their players to leave the club and go to the Olympics particularly because of the slow start they had at the beginning of last season due to the several injuries a host of their players suffered barely a few games into the campaign. They are believed to be trying to avoid a repetition of such a scenario and they are now taking several preventive measures to protect their players any way that they can.

Salah is Liverpool’s best player and is one who promises a lot of goals and assists per season so it only makes sense that they do not risk his availability at the beginning of the coming season. The Reds have sent a notification to the Egypt Football Federation that they will like to keep hold of the former AS Roma winger for precautionary reasons but it remains to be seen whether or not the African country will finally stop trying to get their star man for the Olympics.

The new Premier League season is set to commence next month and Klopp wants to make sure that he starts the season with all of his best players as fit as possible so he would try to make them have a better season than they had the last campaign.