Mohamed Salah cannot make his Liverpool debut as he has not received his UK work permit.
Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp, confirmed that Salah, who joined from Roma in a €42million move last month, is unavailable when they visit Tranmere Rovers to start their pre-season campaign on Wednesday.
The Egypt international will have to leave the UK and then return, to be able to complete the required paperwork.
“Mo Salah is here in training but cannot play because of the rules, so that’s what we have to accept,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“We will try to get the working permission or the visa, I’m not sure what it is we need to get, but we have to go to Paris and leave him there for a day or two and then he’ll come back. We are hopeful he can play soon.”