Champions League

Concussed Salah out of Champions League clash against Barcelona

Pep Guardiola and Mohamed Salah (AFP Images)
Pep Guardiola and Mohamed Salah (AFP Images)

Liverpool - Liverpool will be without top scorer Mohamed Salah for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, second leg against Barcelona after manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he was concussed in a 3-2 win at Newcastle on Saturday.

The Egyptian was stretchered off at St James' Park due to a head knock sustained as he challenged Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for a high ball.

"It's a concussion so that means he would not even be allowed to play. So that's it," said Klopp 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."

Klopp will also be without Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino due to a groin injury as his side face the huge challenge of trying to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit to make the Champions League final for a second consecutive season.

"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."

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Fixtures
Tue 16 Feb 21 22:00 PM (SAST)
Barcelona
PSG
Camp Nou
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Liverpool
Red Bull Arena
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Porto
Juventus
Estadio Do Dragao
Results
Wed 09 Dec 20
Bayern Munchen 2
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1. Bayern Munchen Group A
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2. Atletico Madrid Group A
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3. Salzburg Group A
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1
4
4. Lokomotiv Moskva Group A
6
0
3