The alarms went off in Liverpool. With only 14 days to go until the Champions League final in Paris against Real Madrid, Mohamed Salah has been injured. The Egyptian striker felt discomfort, was left lying on the pitch and had to be substituted in the 32nd minute of the match -although he left on his own foot- to let Diego Jota enter.
Salah’s problem seemed to be with his groin and he was able to walk off the pitch on his own feet, escorted by the assists, who continued to inquire about the player’s condition once he reached the bench.
If confirmed, it is a very important loss for Jürgen Klopp, who is still in the race for the Premier League, with two games to go before the end of the championship, and who will play the Champions League final in two weeks. An appointment in which it is not known if he will be able to count on his star striker: Mohamed Salah. However, at the end of the game, AS asked the Egyptian striker how he is and he was emphatic about whether he will play in the Champions League final against Madrid: “Of course!”
Salah, 29, has made 48 appearances for Liverpool this season, scoring 30 goals, as well as appearing in all seven African Cup of Nations games between December and January.
The attacker has expressed his desire to face Real Madrid since before the whites eliminated Manchester City in the semifinals, due to the desire for revenge for the lost final in 2018. Liverpool not only lost that Champions League, but Salah hardly had any influence in the same due to an injury in the first part in a set with Sergio Ramos.
Klopp believes that Van Dijk “is fine”
Uncertainty regarding injuries grips Liverpool. Virgil van Dijk did not return to the field of play to play extra time in the final against Chelsea, once the 90-minute regulation period had ended. Although the medical services were not seen attending to the Dutch centre-back, the defender of the networks He didn’t look too good on the bench when Joel Matip came on in his place. Despite Van Dijk’s serious face during the extra 30 minutes, Jürgen Klopp conveyed calm in the post-match press conference when asked about the physical condition of the central defender ahead of the Champions League final: “Virgil is well, I think, but with a little muscle fatigue”. (D)