Liverpool's Mohamed Salah joins Egypt's training session

Mohamed Salah with the wink

Mohamed Salah with the wink

Mohamed Salah will be given until the last moment to prove he's fit to play in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday.

Mohamed Salah joined the rest of Egypt's World Cup squad for warmup drills on Tuesday and dribbled for the first time since injuring his left shoulder in last month's Champions League final.

The Reds lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final after Salah was forced off in the first half due to a shoulder injury.

Team director Ihab Lahita said: "There's a good degree of progress but no definitive decision on whether he takes part, as we are following his case day by day".

He took part in the team training session on Wednesday but did not engage in any pieces of training that involves the ball.

Mohamed Salah

But such has been his form for Liverpool, with 44 goals in all competitions this season, that he was included in the Egypt squad simply on the off-chance he could play.

Its group also includes Saudi Arabia and host Russian Federation.

However, his World Cup dreams were almost crushed after the Egyptian suffered a shoulder injury in that very final, following what many believe was dirty play by Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos.

"I'm excited. God willing I'm well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high", he told AFP on Sunday. "All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match". So I thought to myself, I have quite a few games to play before the end of the season, I can break the all-time record!