Egypt's team doctor has said he is confident that Mohamed Salah will be fit to play in the World Cup.

The Liverpool star was forced off in the 29th minute of his side's Champions League defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday after landing on his shoulder following a tangle with defender Sergio Ramos.

It was believed Salah had suffered a dislocated shoulder, which would rule him out next month's tournament in Russia, but the Egyptian FA said that an x-ray had revealed the injury is sprained shoulder ligaments.

In a tweet, the team's official account said: "Dr Mohammed Abu Ola, an elected physician, reported that the Liverpool Medical Service had informed him after conducting a radiation on the shoulder of Salah...  according to this diagnosis he was optimistic that Salah would be attached to the national team in the World Cup."

Salah himself had declared on social media on Sunday: "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter. Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need."

Meanwhile, Ramos has shrugged off accusations he had deliberately sought to injure Liverpool's top goalscorer and sent his best wishes to the forward.

"Football teaches you the sweetest face at times and the bitterest of others. First of all we are partners. Early recovery, Salah. The future awaits you. Sometimes Football shows you it's good side and other times the bad. Above All, we are fellow pros."