Jurgen Klopp confirms Mo Salah is 'not allowed to play' against Barcelona 2 years ago

Jurgen Klopp confirms Mo Salah is 'not allowed to play' against Barcelona

Salah was taken off with a head injury against Newcastle United

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mohamed Salah will not feature for Liverpool in their second leg Champions League semi-final tie against Barcelona.

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Salah was substituted during Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday evening, after suffering a head injury.

Jurgen Klopp said that therefore he would not be allowed to play against the Spanish giants.

"It’s a concussion, so that means he would not even be allowed to play," confirmed Klopp in a press conference. "That’s it, that’s all."

"He feels OK, but it is not good enough from a medical point of view, that’s all. He is desperate and everything, but we cannot do it. That’s it."

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The Liverpool manager also stated that Roberto Firmino would miss the game as well. The Brazilian attacker is continuing to recover from a muscle injury.

Liverpool face an uphill task, have lost 3-0 to Barcelona in Spain, thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi, and one from Luis Suarez.

"The approach? We try to win the game, I thought that makes sense," continued Klopp.

"We try to win the game and if the result we have in a specific moment gives us an opportunity to go to the next round, I think we should try. Until then, we just have to try to win the game and that’s the way we will do it, together with our supporters."

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