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Liverpool handed major blow as Mo Salah is ruled out of Barcelona match

Mohamed Salah was carried off on a stretcher against Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Mohamed Salah was carried off on a stretcher against Newcastle (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Mohamed Salah will miss the second leg of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final with Barcelona due to a concussion.

The Egypt forward suffered a head injury in Saturday's win over Newcastle and manager Jurgen Klopp said at his pre-Barca press conference he would not make the Anfield clash.

Liverpool are 3-0 down after last week's first leg in Spain.

"It's a concussion so it's a case of him not even being allowed to play," Klopp said.

"He feels OK but it's not good enough from a medical point view, that's all."

Klopp had already conceded Salah's fellow forward, Roberto Firmino, would miss out with a muscle problem.

Liverpool have it all to do to turn around the tie and Klopp knows the loss of two of his most lethal weapons does not help the cause.

"There's hope and that's football," he added.

"We are far away from giving up. Two of the world's best strikers are not available tomorrow - it doesn't make life any easier but while we have 11 players on the pitch we will try."

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