Mohamed Salah has not buried the hatchet with Sergio Ramos over foul that injured him

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Mohamed Salah has revealed he has not buried the hatchet with Sergio Ramos following their tangle in the Champions League final which forced the Liverpool man off injured.

Ramos came in for criticism following Real Madrid‘s 3-1 win in Kiev last month as he was involved in a challenge with Reds talisman Salah that left the Egypt international in tears as he departed with an injured shoulder.

Spain captain Ramos was accused by some critics of deliberately causing the injury and was later involved in an incident with Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius whose two mistakes then allowed Madrid to lift a third-straight European title.

While Ramos was largely vilified for his role, he defended his actions and said he had sent a message of support to Salah – whose place in the World Cup came under threat from the injury.

But Salah, who also said it was “funny” for Ramos to claim he was the man fouled when the pair clashed, told Spanish newspaper Marca he had not told the Madrid man that all was fine between them.

“He sent me a message, but I never told him it was ‘OK’,” he said, quoted on Marca’s website.

Mohamed Salah leaves the field in tears in Kiev.

Mohamed Salah leaves the field in tears in Kiev.

“My comment is that it’s always OK when the one who made you cry first, then makes you laugh. Maybe he could also tell me if I’m going to be ready for the World Cup?”

Salah has been in imperious form since his move to Anfield last season – breaking the record for Premier League goals in a 38-game campaign as he hit an impressive 32.

He will be regarded as key to any hopes Egypt have of springing a surprise at the World Cup in Russia but, after the Champions League final injury he described a career low point, Salah remains uncertain if he will play in the opening Group A clash with Uruguay.

He added: “I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches.”

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Mohamed Salah hails Hector Cuper's impact on Egypt squad as Pharaohs prepare for first World Cup since 1990

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Salah is raring to go for the World Cup.

Mohamed Salah has hailed the team spirit instilled by Egypt manager Hector Cuper as one of the side’s biggest strengths going into the World Cup.

“We play differently with Hector Cuper than with our previous coach [Shawky Gharib],” the 25-year-old talisman said in an interview with Marca.

“We are strong as a group, we all have the same goal, to help the team win the game, that is the most important thing.

“But I can’t say only one strong point, the main one is that we all play together.”

The Liverpool forward laughed out allusions to Cuper’s tough-nosed, hard-man reputation, saying the Argentine’s style has helped Egypt improve.

“He has great experience, he is a good coach and he helps us improve our performance,” Salah said.

“He’s not hard, I think he’s a good coach, a good man. We all help each other.”

Salah elaborated on the help Cuper has provided, crediting his coach for his own tactical development.

“He’s helped me to defend better, but he also finds a way to make it easier to attack. I think I’ve improved with him.”

The Egyptian carries the hopes of a nation going into the World Cup, coming off a stunning season with Liverpool and having turned in inspirational performances for the Pharaohs during qualification.

His status as the country’s talisman for the next month comes with a great deal of pressure, but Salah says it’s no more than the pressure he puts on himself.

“The pressure was to qualify for the World Cup. Of course, someone can now say ‘ok, we’ve qualified, that’s it’.

“But for me it’s not like that, we want to make history, achieve something different.

“In my head the pressure is to achieve something different from what we have done. Not just going there, three games and thank you very much. That doesn’t go through my head.”

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Mohamed Salah 'doing everything possible' to be fully fit at World Cup

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An emotional Salah during Champions League final.

Egypt boss Hector Cuper is optimistic that Mohamed Salah will be in the best condition possible for the World Cup.

Pharaoh fans have been anxious over the Liverpool star’s injury plight since he sustained shoulder ligament damage in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

But according to veteran coach Cuper, the 25-year-old is doing everything in his powers to play a starring role in Group A.

Watch the former Inter Milan stalwart below:

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