HAZARD SENDS CLASS MESSAGE TO SALAH

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is a major doubt for the upcoming World Cup in Russia as a result of the shoulder injury he sustained during last month’s Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has wished Salah a quick recovery and wants the Egyptian to do well at the World Cup.

Hazard scored as Belgium cantered to a comfortable 3-0 win over Egypt in Wednesday’s World Cup warm-up friendly in Brussels and hopes his former Chelsea teammate will play in the World Cup.

“Salah is a friend and I wish he will recover before the World Cup,” Hazard told On Sports.

“Egypt are a good team. They have many good players and I think they will perform well in the World Cup.

“Egypt are a compact team and they are very organised.”

Despite Salah insisting he is hopeful of participating in Russia, Egypt coach Hector Cuper admits he is planning on being unable to utilise the 25-year-old’s goalscoring talents.

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