Gharib wants to include Salah in a preliminary 50-man squad, which will be whittled down to 18 in June.
Federation Internationale de Football Association has long acknowledged that clubs are not obliged to release over-age players for the Games.
The Egyptian King was recently named in the provisional 50 man squad list for his country's Tokyo 2020 campaign. "What he said is the same truth", he said, noting that Klopp had not ruled out or backed his player featuring in Tokyo.
Gharib said: "We can not force Salah to participate with us".
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We need to be ready to take care of those small things and continue the path we are on towards the Olympic Games". The Americans had no such challenge in their home tilt at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
And Egypt's plans are a major blow to Liverpool, given it may require Salah to sit out the opening weeks of the season if the Pharoahs progress deep into the tournament, as they will be expected to with a player of the forward's calibre in the team.
Egypt Under-23 boss Shawky Gharib confirmed his intention to select Salah as one of three overage players for the football tournament at the Games, though he did concede he has not yet held talks with the player himself.
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He's going to need this week, it's going to be long. "I like him a lot and technically he's important for us". I'm happy for his goal. "He was a bit short physically at the end, that's why he came off".
Gharib, speaking to ON Sport, said of Salah: 'Out of the three senior players we'll call-up, Salah is the only one we're settled on so far because he's simply one of the top three players in the world.
Salah is an advertising and marketing desire and also the club's proprietors will most definitely desire him to fly the flag for the brand name on any type of pre-season trips.
I hope Salah ends up deciding against playing in the Olympics - the ball is believed to be in his and Liverpool's court - for obvious reasons.
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It's not clear how much coverage of Andy Rubin's behavior at Google hurt Essential as a company, but it surely did him no favors. Essential's cross-platform email software, Newton Mail, will be discontinued in April.