Salah is an advertising and marketing desire and also the club's proprietors will most definitely desire him to fly the flag for the brand name on any type of pre-season trips.
Gharib, however, insists he won't "force" Salah into participating, saying the decision lies with Salah, Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp.
"I haven't talked to Salah at all about him joining the U23 squad for the Olympics, but in all honesty, his participation in the Olympics will need a little effort from him as well".
The 27-year-old is wanted in the squad for the world-renowned sporting event, being included as one of Egypt's overage players.
Liverpool talisman striker Mohamed Salah on Thursday was named the club's Player of the Month for January.
"I think we had a good break and everyone is fresh and everyone is excited to go again, so hopefully we will be ready for the game", Salah concluded.
"No decision has been made yet". What I have to say to Mo I will say to him and not here (in this press conference). The start of next season already seems an enticing prospect, although Liverpool could lose Mo Salah to the Olympics in August, his absence is no disaster.
Klopp was questioned on the issue last month, telling reporters that "no decision" had been made yet.
And missing Salah for the first few weeks of the season, to allow him rest and time to get up to speed with his team-mates, could further tempt Klopp into the transfer market.
Liverpool, however, aspire to stay clear of seeing their pre-season strategies in advance of the 2020-21 project interrupted by the lack of an essential male. They top the table with 73 points from 25 matches.