Liverpool’s physio says Mohamed Salah will not fast ahead of the Champions League final.
The Egypt star is a devout Muslim and was thought to be observing Ramadan, which started on may 16, in the lead up to Saturday’s final in Kiev.
The 44-goal forward has been abstaining from eating in daylight hours and Egyptian newspaper Al Masry al Youm claimed he had rejected the idea of breaking the fast.
That would have meant that Salah would not be able to eat until after the sun went down in Kiev – about one hour before the 9.45pm local kick-off time.
But Liverpool physiotherapist Ruben Pons says Salah will put his fasting on hold for the final against Real Madrid.
“We were in Marbella and the nutritionist established a work plan,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena SER.
“Friday and the day of the match he won’t, so it’s not going to affect him.”
Apparently it is permissible to exchange your fasting day for another if you are travelling during the day, which Salah will be doing.
Sadio Mane and Emre Can are also Muslims, but it’s unclear what their plans are.