Liverpool and especially Egypt fans were over the moon when pictures of Mo Salah travelling with the Egyptian national team to Russia surfaced.
Even though the forward did not take part in the final training session but fans will be pleased to see him with the team – especially after initial scares that Salah would miss the whole tournament.
Salah injured his shoulder during a tackle with Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final a couple of weeks ago.
Since then the Egyptian has been fighting a race against time to make himself fit. And now it seems that Salah will be available for selection when Egypt take on Uruguay on Friday.
Their second group match of the tournament is against hosts Russia and Russian defender Ilya Kutepov has no sympathy for Mo Salah.
On one hand, Kutepov has wished Salah a speedy recovery and on the other hand, he has vowed to do whatever it takes in order to stop him on the pitch.
And ‘whatever’ even includes pulling a Sergio Ramos on Mo Salah.
Kutepov said: “Salah’s game doesn’t worry me,
“How do you stop him? Well, you can do what Sergio Ramos did for example.
“He showed us one way of stopping him and I can’t say that I was upset when I watched him get injured in the final.
“I wish him a quick recovery and I’ll be happy if he plays at the World Cup because it helps you improve when you play against such a genius.”