Liverpool forward, Mohammed Salah, is a major doubt for his side’s Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday.
Salah was stretchered off with a head injury in their narrow 3-2 win at Newcastle on Saturday, after a challenge with goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka.
The 26-year-old Egyptian laid motionless on the ground for several minutes, before moving and talking to Liverpool medical staff. He was stretched off the field in the 73rd minute.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, after the win, which returned the Reds to the top of the Premier League with Manchester City to face Leicester City on Monday, said:
“He (Salah) got the hip of the goalkeeper on his head.He was on the ground, the doctor had to make the decision and that was to take him off. We accepted that, of course,” Klopp told Sky Sports.
“He was sitting in the dressing room watching the game, so he was then fine, but, of course, we have to wait because he got a proper knock in that situation.”
Striker Roberto Firmino, who started the 3-0 defeat to the Catalan giants from the bench at Camp Nou last week, had been replaced in the starting line-up at St James’ Park by Daniel Sturridge.
Before the game, Klopp admitted that it was “not really likely” that the Brazilian will make the second leg next week.
After the victory, he confirmed that Firmino ” will not be ready for Tuesday and the rest of the season”.