Injury could rule Salah out of World Cup, says Klopp

Date published: Saturday 26th May 2018 9:49

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Mohamed Salah’s injury is “very serious” and could rule him out of the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Salah landed awkwardly on his shoulder after a challenge from Sergio Ramos in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Ramos kept hold of Salah’s arm as they tumbled to the ground and the Reds forward appeared to be in some discomfort and lay motionless on the pitch with his left arm outstretched.

BT Sport reported earlier that the early diagnosis looked bad with the Egypt international suffering a ‘suspected dislocated shoulder’.

Asked if Salah’s World Cup is in doubt, the Liverpool boss told BT Sport: “Yes, unbelievable. It is very serious, it is with his shoulder.

“He would have tried to play on [if he could have] but I have not seen him. He is possibly in hospital for an X-ray. It does not look good.”

On his goalkeeper’s mistakes: “Loris Karius knows it, everybody knows it. That is a shame in a game like this, in a season like this. I feel for him, he is a fantastic boy. The second mistake is because of the first one.

“The bad parts are difficult to get rid of in a game like this. Gareth Bale’s bicycle kick was unbelievable. We did what we could and the boys tried everything but it was not the best script for us.

“Everything was great until tonight. You go to the final to win it, it was proper chance for us and we did not take it.”


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