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'Mohamed Salah is ready for Champions League, whether he is fasting or not': Klopp | Africanews

1 months ago, 26 Maý 13:30

By: Daniel Mumbere

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has assured fans of the club that his star forward, Mohamed Salah is ‘full of power’ and ready for the Champions League final against Real Madrid, regardless of whether he is fasting or not.

The 25 year old Egyptian, who has scored 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season including 10 in the Champions League, is a devout Muslim.

Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, which calls for obligatory fasting from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.

You will see him out there and afterwards in training. He’s full of power and whatever you need to be the day before a final or before a football game in general.

SUGGESTED READING: Muslims worldwide prepare for start of Ramadan 2018

Many Muslim footballers and athletes often have to make a choice on whether to strictly observe Ramadan ahead and during professional engagements that fall within this month.

‘‘Question number one: religion is private how I understand it. So, nothing to say about that, but it’s all fine,’‘ Klopp told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash.

‘‘You will see him out there and afterwards in training. He’s full of power and whatever you need to be the day before a final or before a football game in general.’‘

AS Roma to Mo Salah: ‘Good luck in the UEFA Champions League final’

Is Salah fasting or not?

Liverpool’s physiotherapist Ruben Pons earlier told Spanish radio station Onda Cero that Egypt forward Salah had been observing Ramadan during the team’s recent training camp in Marbella but had chosen to interrupt his fasting three days before the final.

Salah joins the likes of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who did not fast when Ramadan fell during the 2014 World Cup knockout stages because, as he said at the time, he was “working.”

Some Muslim players indeed take advantage of exemptions, reserved for those who are ill, traveling, or carrying out physically strenuous tasks.


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'Mohamed Salah is ready for Champions League, whether he is fasting or not': Klopp | Africanews

1 months ago, 26 Maý 13:30

By: Daniel Mumbere

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has assured fans of the club that his star forward, Mohamed Salah is ‘full of power’ and ready for the Champions League final against Real Madrid, regardless of whether he is fasting or not.

The 25 year old Egyptian, who has scored 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions this season including 10 in the Champions League, is a devout Muslim.

Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, which calls for obligatory fasting from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.

You will see him out there and afterwards in training. He’s full of power and whatever you need to be the day before a final or before a football game in general.

SUGGESTED READING: Muslims worldwide prepare for start of Ramadan 2018

Many Muslim footballers and athletes often have to make a choice on whether to strictly observe Ramadan ahead and during professional engagements that fall within this month.

‘‘Question number one: religion is private how I understand it. So, nothing to say about that, but it’s all fine,’‘ Klopp told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash.

‘‘You will see him out there and afterwards in training. He’s full of power and whatever you need to be the day before a final or before a football game in general.’‘

AS Roma to Mo Salah: ‘Good luck in the UEFA Champions League final’

Is Salah fasting or not?

Liverpool’s physiotherapist Ruben Pons earlier told Spanish radio station Onda Cero that Egypt forward Salah had been observing Ramadan during the team’s recent training camp in Marbella but had chosen to interrupt his fasting three days before the final.

Salah joins the likes of German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who did not fast when Ramadan fell during the 2014 World Cup knockout stages because, as he said at the time, he was “working.”

Some Muslim players indeed take advantage of exemptions, reserved for those who are ill, traveling, or carrying out physically strenuous tasks.


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