Salah will miss Champions League second leg after being taken off injured against Newcastle
Barcelona have wished Mohamed Salah a speedy recovery after discovering injury would prevent him playing against them on Tuesday night.
The Premier League’s top scoring player has been ruled out of the Champions League second semi-final second leg with concussion.
Salah was left motionless following a sickening collision with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka during Liverpool’s narrow 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday, a match in which he scored.
The 26-year-old injury could not have happened at a worse time, with Liverpool needing to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona, at Anfield.
Despite Salah’s absence increasing their opponent’s chances of progressing to the final, the LaLiga champions posted a classy tweet to the stricken attacker.
They wrote the following message on their official Twitter account in reply to Liverpool: “Games like these are for world-class players. “Get well soon!”
The Reds will also be without Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool FC : Mohamed Salah has been ruled out of #LFC's @ChampionsLeague semi-final second-leg tie with @FCBarcelona on Tuesday
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On Salah, manager Jurgen Klopp said: “He feels OK but it’s not good enough from a medical point view, that’s all. He is desperate, but we cannot do it.”
In the first leg, former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez opened the scoring, before Lionel Messi struck twice, including a magnificent free-kick to move him onto 600 club goals in his career.