Mohamed Salah will not be joining his country in the Tokyo Summer Olympics after Liverpool refused to let him go.
The Olympic Games end on August 7th, a week before the opening match of the Premier League.
Salah was reportedly keen to play for Egypt in Tokyo. The club, however, is not obligated to allow that since the Olympics are not officially recognized by FIFA.
Egypt will also be without Aston Villa's Mohamed Trezeguet due to injury.
Trezeguet and Salah were going to be two of Egypt's overage players allowed on the team.
Men's Olympic soccer squads are limited to players under 23 years of age, with three overage players permitted to join the young guys.
This year, due to the pandemic forcing the Tokyo Games to get postponed one year, they will allow players of up to 24-years-old.
Salah has yet to comment on the situation.