Klopp: Salah out of service against Barcelona
Liverpool’s top winger Mo Salah is confirmed to miss Tuesday’s anticipated Champions league match against Barcelona due to injury according to coach Jurgen Klopp.
“It’s a concussion so it’s a case of him not even being allowed to play,” Klopp said in the pre-match press conference on Monday.
“He feels OK but it’s not good enough from a medical point view, that’s all,” he added.
The Reds welcome LaLiga champions Barca to Anfield on Tuesday knowing they need a miracle in order to progress after a 3-0 defeat in Spain.
And Klopp will not unable to call upon star man Salah or fellow forward Roberto Firmino after both were ruled out of the match.
Salah was left motionless following a sickening collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during Liverpool’s league meeting with Newcastle on Saturday.
Klopp was initially optimistic the Egyptian forward would be available for Tuesday’s game against Barcelona but announced at his pre-match press conference on Monday that he will not be fit enough to feature.
It is a huge blow for the Liverpool boss, who had already confirmed that he would be without Firmino for the visit of the Spanish giants.