"I haven't talked to Salah at all about him joining the U23 squad for the Olympics, but in all honesty, his participation will need a little effort from him as well".
The former Borussia Dortmund boss previously stated that no decision has been made over the club and Salah's position from participation in the 2020 Olympics with Egypt, but hinted that he might not be available for the summer tournament.
The final of the men's event will be held on August 8 - the day before the 2020/21 Premier League season gets underway - which means if Salah does opt to represent Egypt at the Games, he will nearly certainly miss the start of the domestic campaign.
"Thank you. I am happy to win this award and as I've said before many times, the important thing is to win the games and I think we did well that month, so hopefully we'll keep (going) like that", Liverpool's official website quoted Salah as saying.
Gharib said: "We can not force Salah to participate with us because Federation Internationale de Football Association regulations do not compel him to participate".
Cape Town - Egypt under-23 coach Shawky Gharib intends to include Mohamed Salah in the squad for the upcoming Olympics to take place in Tokyo, Japan.
Jurgen Klopp gave his players a two-week rest by playing kids in Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury, but Salah says the team is now ready for the next match.
The Liverpool star has been named on Egypt's provisional 50-man list for the football tournament ahead of Tokyo 2020, with the North African nation keen to include the 27-year-old as one of their three over-age players. Do I want to lose a player?
The Reds are sure to win the Premier League this season, they also seem in a good position to retain the Champions League.
"I speak with Mo and we are completely clear about what we want".