NEWS
Saturday May 26 2018
Klopp: Salah injury ‘very serious’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits his side were ‘shocked’ by Mohamed Salah’s tussle with Sergio Ramos and that his shoulder injury is ‘very serious’.

Ramos was accused of deliberately tugging Salah’s arm in the first half of Saturday’s Champions League Final, which resulted in the winger being taken off and Madrid beating Liverpool 3-1.

“The plan is only to play to win, nothing else, not a lot to say. We started well and played exactly like we wanted to,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game.

“The situation with Sergio Ramos [and Salah] looked really bad and it was a shock for the team, we lost the positive momentum and they immediately came up.

“We dropped deep and we could not get to Luka Modric or Toni Kroos. We had to run and work, we did that and half-time came. What can I say about the goals? We scored one, they scored three.

“Salah a doubt for the World Cup? 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.

“Goalkeeping 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.”

Football Italia website