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Liverpool striker Salah called up by Egypt after Klopp demands

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has been called up by Egypt for their AFCON qualifiers.

Salah is among six foreign-based players selected by coach Hossam El Badry to play against Kenya and Comoros on March 25 and March 29 respectively.

The news comes just days after Jurgen Klopp said he would stop Liverpool's international players from travelling to World Cup qualifiers as he insisted a 10-day quarantine upon return was not possible.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and Aston Villa's Mahmoud Trezeguet have also been named in the Egypt squad.

While Olympiacos striker Ahmed Hassan Kouka, Al-Ittihad centre-back Ahmed Hegazi and Galatasaray signing Mostafa Mohamed make up the rest of the foreign-based players that have been selected.

Egypt – who are looking to pull clear at the top of Group G – will be hoping their foreign-based players will be permitted to travel by their clubs following the dispute over the World Cup qualifiers.

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