Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt’s crunch game against Russia on Tuesday.
But Russia boss Stanislav Cherchesov believes the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein Salah in when the two sides meet in Saint Petersburg.
Salah has scored 44 goals in a sensational first season for Liverpool and is keen to make his debut after missing the Pharaohs’ 1-0 opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury.
“Salah is fit,” Cuper said on Monday.
“We always carry out a last physical test before naming the line-up.
“Today we will have a test for him to see how he is. I hope he will be fit to play, I’m sure he will be able to play. He is a central piece in our team.”