Liverpool physio clears up confusion over Salah fasting

Date published: Friday 25th May 2018 12:01

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will not fast in the build-up to the Champions League final.

Salah and teammate Sadio Mane, a fellow Muslim, were faced with the dilemma of honouring their faith by observing the fasting period of Ramadan.

Reports claimed that the Liverpool pair would fast from dawn until sunset during the period, which started on May 17 and runs until June 15.

The Champions League final falls in the middle of the month-long commemoration, meaning Salah and Mane would not have been able to eat or drink until 30 minutes before kick-off on Saturday.

That raised questions over fatigue, but Liverpool physiotherapist Ruben Pons has allayed the fears.

“We were in Marbella and the nutritionist established a work plan,” he told Spanish radio station Cadena SER.

“Tomorrow and the day of the match he won’t, so it’s not going to affect him.”

 

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