Mohamed Salah doubtful, Roberto Firmino out for Barcelona clash
The problems are adding up for manager Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino, who tore a muscle last week but still managed to come on as a late substitute in the Nou Camp, has already been ruled out of Tuesday’s game.
If they were to be without Salah, who is their leading goalscorer after netting his 26th of the season at St James’ Park, it would be a significant blow to their hopes.
The Egypt international was injured in a collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and lay motionless on the pitch for several minutes while he was treated before leaving the field on a stretcher with his hands covering his face.
Klopp remains optimistic the 26-year-old will be available at Anfield on Tuesday.
“He got the hip of the goalie in his head and then was on the ground,” said the Reds boss.
“The doctor had to make a decision – on the pitch or off the pitch – and the decision was off the pitch and we accept that of course.