liverpool suffer massive blow as salah to miss barcelona clash

18:00    06 May 2019

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah receives medical attention on the pitch
Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League semi-final, second-leg tie with FC Barcelona on Tuesday.

The forward was forced from the pitch with a head injury during Saturday evening’s 3-2 victory at Newcastle United.

Salah will not be available for the meeting with the Spanish La Liga champions according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds are also without the services of Roberto Firmino, who is continuing to recover from a muscle injury.

“Both are not available for tomorrow," Klopp said.

“It’s a concussion [for Salah], so that means he would not even be allowed to play. That’s it, that’s all.

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

Klopp confirmed he expects Salah to be available for Sunday’s final Premier League game of the season at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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