Salah Ruled Out Of Liverpool’s Clash Against Barcelona
Liverpool will be without top scorer Mohamed Salah for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg against Barcelona after he was stretched off the field with a concussion against Newcastle in the Premier League.
The Egyptian suffered a head knock after he challenged Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubraka for a high ball.
“It’s a concussion so that means he would not even be allowed to play. So that’s it,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Monday.
“He feels OK but it is not good enough from a medical point of view that is all. He’s desperate (to play) everything but we cannot do it.”
Liverpool will also be without Brazilian striker, Roberto Firmino who has a groin injury. Klopp’s men have a tough challenge to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit.
“Two of the world’s best strikers are not available tomorrow night and we have to score four goals against Barcelona to go through after 90 minutes,” added Klopp.
“It doesn’t make life easier, but as long as we have 11 players on the pitch, we will try it.”