Head injury forces Mohammed Salah to miss Barcelona clash at Anfield

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Liverpool's Egyptian winger is confirmed to miss Tuesday's anticipated Champions league match against Barcelona due to injury according to coach Jurgen Klopp.

Firmino was replaced in the starting team by Daniel Sturridge and was already confirmed out of the Barcelona game, but Salah's absence compounds the difficulty of the task for Jurgen Klopp's side, who are 3-0 down after the first leg.

Salah had to be carried off on a stretcher in the second half at St James' Park following a collision with Martin Dubravka.

"This is not an evening for big soundbites or things like: "it's only halftime, we just need an early goal" and all that", said an uncharacteristically reserved Klopp at Monday's press conference. I don't want to sit here and give even more reason to the Barcelona players to be more motivated because I say this or that.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match at the Nou Camp, Barcelona.

"The character of the boys.two of the world's best strikers are not available and we have to score four goals to go through in 90 minutes".




They don't usually attend Champions League games, but given their history with Liverpool, they felt they had to be there.

But when he gathers his Liverpool team together to try to pull off, if not Mission Impossible then Mission Highly Improbable against Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night, while there is hope it is worth trying.

"We should celebrate it with a good performance on the pitch and in the stands".

It helped me in so many ways coming here (Liverpool); it helped me become more technical. Ajax heads into that encounter with a 1-0 lead. "We have to play as if it were a final and the scores were level", he said.

"We are now qualified for the league final, which is brilliant", said Klopp at taking the title race to the final game of the season. They were 3-0 down at half-time against AC Milan and somehow came back to the win the Champions League final that night.

"It's just good so now it's really nice in a hard situation that we can give him that spot in the squad and have him there to bring on as a striker".

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