Egypt relies on Salah form at World Cup
“We hope that he will exploit the progress he’s made as a striker at Liverpool,” said Cuper on May 14.
On May 13, Salah set a new single-season Premier League scoring record after notching his 32nd goal of the season for Liverpool, surpassing the old mark of 31 goals he had shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.
Prudent and reserved as ever, Argentine Cuper refrained from making any World Cup predictions for “The Pharaohs.”
The competition will be “tough”, he said of Egypt’s Group A rivals Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.
“But we have hope,” he added. “We’re optimistic.”