Reds duo to make USA tour

Sport360 - - Premier League - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360

Mo­hamed Salah and Sa­dio Mane will join up with Liver­pool for their pre-sea­son tour of the United States.

The for­ward pair are yet to re­port back for train­ing due to their in­volve­ment at the World Cup in Rus­sia with Egypt and Sene­gal re­spec­tively.

But with both play­ers hav­ing seen their par­tic­i­pa­tion come to an end af­ter the group stages last month, they will re­turn to club duty for the tour, which be­gins a week on Satur­day. Fel­low for­ward Roberto Firmino, who reached the quarter-fi­nals with Brazil, will re­port back as the club head to France for a train­ing camp at the end of the month.

Between them, the three play­ers scored 91 goals last sea­son - a cam­paign which cul­mi­nated with de­feat in the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal. Salah’s in­volve­ment in that show­piece against Real Madrid was ended pre­ma­turely by a shoul­der in­jury.

Man­ager Jurgen Klopp said of Salah and Mane: “They had their hol­i­day and then they’ll come with us to the USA. They only had three weeks’ hol­i­day so it means they didn’t lose too much.

“We have to see how they present and then we’ll see if they can play in the games. They will be there.”

Those play­ers who have been in­volved in the World Cup semi­fi­nals will re­turn the week prior to the Reds’ Premier League opener against West Ham on Au­gust 12.

Klopp added: “Bobby (Firmino) will be in for the sec­ond camp. Then we have the English guys, Si­mon (Mig­no­let) and De­jan (Lovren) – (they) will come an­other week later.”

Hol­i­days are over: Mane and Salah.

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