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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah confident of facing Uruguay after ‘worst moment’ of career

Mohamed Salah says his injury at the hands of Sergio Ramos caused him 'anger and sadness' but is hopeful of putting his Champions League heartbreak behind him at the World Cup.

David Cooper 2018/06/09

Mohamed Salah admitted his injury in the Champions League final was his ‘worst moment’ in football so far – but is confident of lining up in Egypt’s World Cup opener against Uruguay.

Sergio Ramos tangled with Salah in the first half of the final in Kiev two weeks ago, resulting in the Liverpool superstar leaving the pitch in tears and then the stadium with his arm in a sling.

It led to defeat for Liverpool, an outcry in Egypt and a race against time for the forward who was set to be one of the stars of the summer in Russia.

However, Salah was only too happy to reveal the good news in an interview with Marca that he has a good chance of seeing the field against Uruguay on June 15.

Asked if the injury was the worst moment of his career, Salah replied: “Yes, it was.

“When I fell to the ground, I had a mixture of physical pain and a lot of worry. Also anger and sadness for not being able to continue playing the Champions League final.

“Moments later, I also thought about the possibility of not playing in the World Cup and that was a devastating thought.

“Now I’m better. I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches.”

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