Salah, Firmino out of Barca vs Liverpool tie with injuries

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will miss Liverpool’s crucial Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona.

The Egyptian was stretchered off during Saturday evening’s 3-2 win at Newcastle with a head injury, while his strike partner Firmino is struggling with a groin injury.

Firmino was replaced in the starting team by Daniel Sturridge and was already confirmed out of the Barcelona game, but Salah’s absence compounds the difficulty of the task for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are 3-0 down after the first leg.

The German confirmed that both players would be out in a press conference on Monday, saying that the decision had been taken on medical grounds and was out of his control.