The rapid forward is yet to play a game since he left the pitch in the Champions League final with a shoulder injury last month.
Daily Mail reports that Egypt will need their talisman fit and firing as they face the ignominious honour of potentially being the first team eliminated from the World Cup should they lose and Uruguay win on Wednesday.
So how fit is Salah? This is his first match since trudging off injured in the Champions League final.
Is it too much to ask him to put in the sort of performance that made him a mega star at Anfield last season?