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Mohamed Salah And Roberto Firmino Both Ruled Out Of Barcelona Match

Mohamed Salah And Roberto Firmino Both Ruled Out Of Barcelona Match

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been ruled out of their upcoming second-leg Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona.

Salah was taken off during the Reds' dramatic late win against Newcastle United on Saturday after he suffered a head injury during a collision with Martin Dúbravka.

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During his pre-match press conference, the Liverpool head coach confirmed that the 26-year-old Egyptian forward would be ruled out of the clash.

"It's a concussion so it's a case of him not even being allowed to play," he said.

"He feels OK but it's not good enough from a medical point view, that's all."

Liverpool face no easy task when they face the reigning La Liga champions, who secured a 3-0 victory at the Camp Nou in the first leg.

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Luis Suárez opened the scoring against his former club, with Barça captain Lionel Messi bagging a brace against Klopp's men.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Salah and Firmino's absence from the squad will hand Ernesto Valverde a massive boost in reaching the final, especially as the Barcelona manager spoke about the deadly threat that Liverpool posses with their trident attack force.

"They're very strong, extraordinary up front, they press and play with a very high rhythm and pace," he said.

"It's very similar to the way that [Jürgen] Klopp played at Dortmund and he brought that to Liverpool."

Will Liverpool make a comeback against Barcelona and progress to the final of the Champions League?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Anfield, Football, REds, Barcelona, Roberto Firmino, Jurgen Klopp, Champions League, Mohamed Salah, Ernesto Valverde, La Liga

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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