Salah cleared for Suarez battle with Egypt

World Cup 2018 By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/06/2018

Salah drops a big hint over his future at Liverpool

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is almost certain of facing South America's Uruguay in Friday's World Cup opener against Yekaterinburg, according to the Pharoah's head coach Hector Cuper.

Salah who has not played since injuring shoulder ligaments during Liverpool's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid on May 26, is said to be "doing very well" and had recovered "very, very quickly".

"I can almost assure you 100% he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute. He could become the top goalscorer here and one of the greatest players."

"We're trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the option to play or not, but I know Salah very well and I'm sure he's not afraid, he's not fearful." said Cuper as quoted in BBC Sports

Defender Ali Gabr should also be fit to play after bruising his face in training.

Uruguay, meanwhile, are expected to name a youthful midfield featuring 20-year-old Rodrigo Bentancur and Nahitan Nandez, 22. But they boast plenty of experience elsewhere, not least the potent front line of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.