Klopp confirms Salah ruled out of Barcelona tie

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Mohamed Salah will miss Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona.

The Egyptian forward was stretchered off during Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday evening, following a heavy collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

Klopp has confirmed the 26-year-old suffered a concussion following the incident, with his absence a major blow to Liverpool’s hopes as they bid to turn around a 3-0 deficit from the first leg a week ago.

“It’s a concussion so it’s a case of him not even being allowed to play,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.

“He’s not allowed to play. He feels OK but it’s not good enough from a medical point of view.

“There’s hope and that’s football.

“We are far away from giving up. Two of the world’s best strikers are not available tomorrow – it doesn’t make life any easier but while we have 11 players on the pitch we will try.”

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