Liverpool star Mohamed Salah’s sensational season came to a devastating end last night when he was forced off after 30 minutes of his sides 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid with a suspected dislocated shoulder.
The Egypt international was hurt around the half hour mark after becoming embroiled in a tangle with Real captain Sergio Ramos, with Reds legend Steven Gerrard revealing afterwards that his former side were unable to recover from the psychological effect of losing their talisman.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the injury to the 25-year-old is a serious one.
“Yes, unbelievable. It is very serious, it is with his shoulder,’’ he said.
“He would have tried to play on [if he could have] but I have not seen him. He is possibly in hospital for an X-ray. It does not look good.”
Salah will now face a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, but former the Liverpool skipper questioned whether he will be able to play without having an operation, which would almost certainly mean he would miss out on his countries first World Cup campaign in 28 years.
“They may try to put Mohamed Salah’s shoulder back in, put it in a sling and there’s a possibility he can play in three or four weeks. But it is never the same. He has got a big decision to make.” he told the BBC.
“Most who have played who have dislocated shoulders will tell you if don’t have an operation it will always come out. Once you loosen it, it is never the same.”