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UCL: Salah and Firmino to miss clash with Barcelona

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Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are going to miss Liverpool’s Champions League tie with Barcelona, due to injury.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah will miss the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The 26-year-old sustained a concussion during the Reds’ Premier League clash at Newcastle on Saturday and will not be risked in the European tie.

Though Klopp says the Egypt international now feels “OK” he won’t be allowed to play.

“It’s not good enough from a medical point of view,” Klopp added. “He is desperate to play but we cannot do it.

“It’s a concussion. That means he would not even be allowed to play.”

Roberto Firmino who missed the win over Newcastle with a muscle injury, has also been ruled out of the clash. Kloop said;

“Two of the world’s best strikers are not available tomorrow night and we have to score four goals,”

“It doesn’t make life easier but we will try for 90 minutes to celebrate the Champions League campaign to give it a proper finish.”

That might not be all, as there is more injury scare for the Reds after defender Virgil van Dijk and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both missed training on Monday.

Liverpool are facing a daunting 3-0 deficit after the first leg , with a Luis Suarez goal and a Lionel Messi double earning the home side a comprehensive win in Spain.

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