Mohamed Salah feels so at home in Liverpool that he might at some point even retire from the World Cup — instead of Egypt.
At least that’s what Mohamed Salah’s Egyptian coach, Hector Cuper, told the striker recently.
Saying Liverpool’s new acquisition “has something he didn’t have before” and “he’s wanted to do,” Cuper told the Liverpool Echo that the 24-year-old Salah is interested in making the move to his country’s national team — but he’s also enjoying life with his new English teammates at the moment.
“I asked him if he wanted to switch nationalities, and he agreed. The chance is there and he would be ready to play for the national team in the next international break. But he likes his family very much. The way he told me is that he might retire from the World Cup so he can join them for the next two years. It’s a player’s decision but this is in the pipeline,” said Cuper.
And what of that famous World Cup goal against Italy?
“The ball flew into the top corner at one speed, and then returned the other way like a rocket. It’s very strong technical quality. That’s the way I would describe it,” said Cuper.
Salah signed for Liverpool last summer and has scored 23 goals in 38 matches since joining.