Mohamed Salah injury

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*Liverpool striker is OUT of Barcelona game, Jurgen Klopp confirms
*Salah was taken off on a stretcher during the win against Newcastle United

Mohamed Salah will miss the second leg of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final with Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.

The Reds welcome LaLiga champions Barca to Anfield on Tuesday knowing they need a miracle in order to progress after a 3-0 defeat in Spain.

And Klopp will not unable to call upon star man Salah or fellow forward Roberto Firmino after both were ruled out of the match.

Salah was caught accidentally by Dubravka in the second half of Liverpool’s victory over Newcastle

 

Salah lay motionless on the St James’ Park turf after the collision

Salah lay motionless on the St James’ Park turf after the collision

Salah was left motionless following a sickening collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during Liverpool’s league meeting with Newcastle on Saturday.

Klopp was initially optimistic the Egyptian forward would be available for Tuesday’s game against Barcelona but announced at his pre-match press conference on Monday that he will not be fit enough to feature.

It is a huge blow for the Liverpool boss, who had already confirmed that he would be without Firmino for the visit of the Spanish giants.

“It’s a concussion so it’s a case of him not even being allowed to play,” Klopp said.

“He feels OK but it’s not good enough from a medical point view, that’s all. He is desperate, but we cannot do it.”

Firmino and Salah have scored 42 goals between this season

Firmino and Salah have scored 42 goals between this season

Liverpool have it all to do to turn around the tie against Barca and Klopp knows the loss of two of his most lethal weapons does not help the cause.

“There’s hope and that’s football,” he added.

 

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