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27th May 2018

Sergio Ramos sends message to Mohamed Salah after match ending injury

Jack O'Toole

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has reached out to Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah after the Spanish international injured the Egyptian in Saturday night’s Champions League final in Kiev.

Ramos locked arms with Salah in the first-half and flung Liverpool’s leading goalscorer to the ground in an attempted tackle that saw the Reds attacker leave the match with a shoulder injury.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after the game that Salah’s injury did not look good, however, the Egyptian national team stated they were “optimistic” that their talisman would be available for next month’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Ramos reached out to Salah on Twitter to offer his condolences and insisted that above all else both players are fellow professionals.

“Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros.”

Although clear-cut chances had been limited, Liverpool had been the better side prior to Salah’s departure and this started to change almost as soon as he left the field.

Marcelo was suddenly free to bomb forward without worrying as much about tracking back and the midfield pairing of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric dictated the tempo of the game from then on. Real had the upper hand.

Liverpool fans are therefore left to wonder what might have been had their 44-goal star stayed on the field. As has been clear from some of the tweets posted to Twitter in the time since, many of them – as well as some journalists – also appear to be wondering if Ramos set out to deliberately inflict the injury.