Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has revealed striker Mohamed Salah will miss the team’s crucial second leg of the UEFA Champions league semi-final against Spanish club Barcelona on Tuesday through injury.
The Egypt international Salah was carried off the pitch with a head injury in Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win at Newcastle United and has not recovered for the game against Barca at Anfield on Tuesday.
The German coach also confirmed Brazilian player Roberto Firmino has a muscular injury and was not included in the squad for Saturday’s game at St James’ Park.
It's a concussion for Mo. He would not be allowed to play. He feels Ok but it's not good enough from a medical point of view. He's desperate but we cannot do it.
“They both are not available for tomorrow,” Klopp told a news conference.
“It’s a concussion for Mo. He would not be allowed to play. He feels Ok but it’s not good enough from a medical point of view. He’s desperate but we cannot do it.”
Klopp’s men have to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit to qualify for their second successive final of the champions league which would be played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday June 1.