Liverpool new boy Mohamed Salah will not be available for Wednesday evening’s pre-season friendly with Tranmere.
The recent recruit from Roma has been training with Liverpool at Melwood, but Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the winger is not yet eligible to play for the club.
The Egypt international is still waiting for his work permit and international clearance to come through and he will have to leave the UK for a few days before returning, as is standard immigration procedure.
Klopp told the club’s website: “Mo Salah is here in training but cannot play because of the rules, so that’s what we have to accept.
“We will try to get the working permission or the visa, I’m not sure what it is we need to get but we have to go to Paris and leave him there for a day or two and then he’ll come back.
“We are hopeful he can play soon.”
The club have stated: “Salah should be in contention for selection again soon after, with his availability only temporarily impacted.”