Liverpool news: Mohamed Salah an injury doubt to face Barcelona, admits Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah is a doubt for subsequent week’s Champions League semi-final second leg towards Barcelona after being carried off with a head damage within the 3-2 victory at Newcastle.

The issues are including up for supervisor Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino, who tore a muscle final week however nonetheless managed to return on as a late substitute within the Nou Camp, has already been dominated out of Tuesday’s sport.

In the event that they had been to be with out Salah, who’s their main goalscorer after netting his 26th of the season at St James’ Park, it might be a major blow to their hopes.

The Egypt worldwide was injured in a collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and lay immobile on the pitch for a number of minutes whereas he was handled earlier than leaving the sector on a stretcher together with his fingers protecting his face.

Klopp stays optimistic the 26-year-old shall be obtainable at Anfield on Tuesday.

“He bought the hip of the goalie in his head after which was on the bottom,” mentioned the Reds boss.

“The physician needed to decide – on the pitch or off the pitch – and the choice was off the pitch and we settle for that in fact.

“After we got here in, he was sitting within the dressing room and watching the sport, or had watched the sport.

Salah gave the impression to be unconscious after hitting the ground (EPA)

“He was then fantastic however in fact we’ve got to attend. He bought a correct knock in that state of affairs.”

The state of affairs will not be so good for Firmino, who was absent for all-but 11 minutes of the midweek defeat in Catalonia and will but miss the rest of the season.

“No, he is not going to be prepared for Tuesday and the remainder [of the season] we are going to see,” Klopp added.

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