Mohamed Salah to miss second leg against Barcelona with concussion

Mohamed Salah to miss second leg against Barcelona with concussion

We took a look back at Klopp's first season in charge, Liverpool finished third in their group and went into the Europa League where they met Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final.

Firmino has struggled to return to fitness and, despite a brief outing at the Camp Nou, is unavailable for selection this time around.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen suffered a suspected concussion during his side's 1-0 loss to Ajax in the other Champions League semi-final.

Having failed to score an away goal during their 3-0 defeat in Spain however, Liverpool need to score four - one more than Roma did.


However, with Roberto Firmino already ruled out due to a groin injury, few would give Liverpool any hope of overhauling a three-goal deficit without two of their prolific front three should Salah not start.

Both teams are all about pace, movement and providing high-pressure on the opposition's defence but Klopp's squad will know that they will have to work twice as hard as the La Liga champions.

"It doesn't make life easier, but as long as we have 11 players on the pitch, we will try it".

"I think there will be more applause than whistles", Suarez said, perhaps optimistically.


"We have come off the blow of last season when we had a good advantage (from the first leg)".

"What was not acceptable was his antics on and off the ball, as he got into the faces of Liverpool players, fell over any time anyone went near him and tried to get his opponents booked at every opportunity". "So we have no reason to be complacent". However, Leo Messi made his mark on the contest with the 599th & 600th goals for the Catalans to put the tie virtually beyond doubt.

Salah was stretchered off in the 73rd minute of Saturday's 3-2 league victory over Newcastle after his head clashed with the legs of Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka. "We were too relaxed", Suarez said.

Origi, who also scored a 96th-minute victor to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby in December, Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge have made important contributions in a supporting role to a club record points tally for Liverpool this season.


Either way, the usually quiet home crowd will have a role to play if Liverpool are to complete a miraculous comeback.

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