Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino To Miss Champions League Second Leg Against Barcelona

Updated: 06 May 2019 18:25 IST

Jurgen Klopp will also be without Roberto Firmino due to a groin injury as Liverpool face the challenge of trying to overturn a 0-3 1st leg deficit.

 

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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Highlights
  • Liverpool will be without Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on Tuesday
  • Salah suffered a head injury in the match against Newcastle United
  • Roberto Firmino sustained a groin injury
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