Mohamed Salah Forced Off With Injury in Liverpool’s Win Over Manchester City
Egyptian super-star Mohamed Salah was forced off holding his groin in the second half of Liverpool’s 3-0 quarter final win over Manchester City.
The former AS Roma forward scored the opening goal and created the third in the Red’s rampant display at Anfield but had to be replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum in the 52nd minute.
He received treatment for his leg on the pitch and spoke to Klopp as he walked off the pitch holding his groin before heading straight down the tunnel.
While talking to BT Sports after the game, the Red’s gaffer indicated that Salah insisted everything was fine but they had to wait for medical reports to see the extent of his injury.
“After the game, I asked (Salah) and he said, “I will be fine, I will be good.” but now we have to wait for the real diagnosis and not only Mo’s self-diagnosis,
“I don’t know at the moment. He came to the side line and said he sometimes feels something.
“That was enough for me to not even ask the doc how he is, I immediately took him off the pitch.” Klopp added.
Mo’s injury comes at a time when Liverpool host the Merseyside derby three days before visiting Manchester City for the second leg and the gaffer couldn’t hide his displeasure with the scheduling.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We play on Saturday at 12:30 and if you want to see games like this, (an all English quarter final), then the Premier League should think about (re-scheduling).[/perfectpullquote]
“Because that will be really tough (for Salah to face Everton), and probably Everton are more happy about the game time than we are, its not fair.
“Being in an international competition should not cause you problems. It should be something good, and nnot cause you problems.
“We have to some how find players for Saturday, and everyone is telling us it’s the most important game of the year, and it’s quite difficult.
So I’m really not over the moon right now, am really angry about a few people who make decisions in this league.” Klopp added while talking to BT Sport.
The £39 million forward will definitely be a doubt to feature as a starter in Saturday’s derby but might make the bench to help increase Liverpool’s options going forward if things don’t go right.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 4, 2018