Federation Internationale de Football Association has long acknowledged that clubs are not obliged to release over-age players for the Games.
The football event at the Olympics will take place between July 22nd and August 8th, meaning that Salah might miss-out on Liverpool's pre-season preparations and their opening Premier League game next year. "What he said is the same truth", he said, noting that Klopp had not ruled out or backed his player featuring in Tokyo.
The Olympic tournament is for Under-23 teams but three over-age players are allowed in each squad.
"Salah is one of the three best players in the world and any team hopes to have a player with their abilities and skills on the team ..."
With Liverpool sure to add variety to the squad as well as some rotation options, there will certainly be cover for the Egyptian King.
The Reds are sure to win the Premier League this season, they also seem in a good position to retain the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp gave his players a two-week rest by playing kids in Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury, but Salah says the team is now ready for the next match.
"We can not force Salah to participate with us", Gharib told Reuters.
However, Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa later took to Twitter to insist that "no decision has been made yet".
Yet Klopp was keen for Salah not to take part in the Olympics, saying last month: "The Olympics is a wonderful thing but it would not be too cool [for Salah to play]".
"I wish we could have whole squad together for pre-season but that is not possible for different reasons".