Liverpool vs Barcelona: Salah ruled out of UCL clash due to injury

Liverpool vs Barcelona: Salah ruled out of UCL clash due to injury

- Liverpool vs Barcelona will be a tough encounter but the Reds will miss the services of Mohamed Salah at Anfield

- The Egyptian forward suffered a terrible injury in the Reds win over Newcastle United at Saint James' Park last weekend

- Salah joins Roberto Firmino on the injury list as they face the most difficult period of their season

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will not be available for his side when they host Barcelona at Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League clash on Tuesday, May 7.

The Egyptian goal king, who currently tops the Premier League goals scorer chart with 22 goals, was substituted after colliding with Martin Dubravka in the 73rd minute of the encounter.

And there are indications that he will not return to full fitness ahead of their must win clash against the Spanish opposition if they must reach the final of the European cup competition.

According to the Mirror, the former Chelsea attacker joins Roberto Firmino (muscle) on the injury list.

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The publication quoting reports from Egypt claims the striker will miss the semi-final second leg against Barcelona on Tuesday night because of concussion protocol.

Yalla Koura made the claim on Monday morning, and if true it would be a huge blow to Liverpool as they look to overturn the 3-0 first-leg deficit.

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Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has now confirmed the Egyptian winger will play no part against Barcelona at Anfield, saying: "He is unavailable. It's a precaution, it's concussion.

"That means he is not allowed to play, so that is it. He is OK but not good enough for a medical point of view. He is desperate but we cannot do it. That is it."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Jurgen Klopp, has admitted that Liverpool will conduct further test on Mohamed Salah to discover full extent of a head injury suffered during his side's 3-2 hard-fought victory over Newcastle United.

The striker was on target for the Reds in their victory at St James' Park over the weekend as they hope to end their title drought this campaign.

He currently tops the Premier League goals scorer chart with 22 goals - two better than Sergio Aguero, Aubameyang and Sadio Mane.

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