Mohamed Salah was meant to have a fairytale ending to his season by lifting the Champions League trophy with Liverpool, but it was not to be.
In fact, the Egypt international, who scored a staggering 44 goals in all competitions, had possibly the worst end to a campaign that he could envisage.
Thirty-one minutes into Saturday’s final against Real Madrid in Kiev, the 25-year-old dislocated his shoulder in a tussle with Sergio Ramos.
Salah left the pitch in tears and had to watch on as his team suffered a 3-1 loss, which included two howlers from goalkeeper Loris Karius.
Attention swiftly turned to questions over Salah’s fitness for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, which gets underway in two weeks’ time.
The Egyptian talisman has taken to Twitter for the first time since suffering the injury, and he seems optimistic that he will be part of the global tournament.
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. pic.twitter.com/HTfKF4S70e
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 27, 2018
Some Liverpool fans have been left disappointed that their key star did not mention the club in his post.