We’ll still waiting to find out the extent of Mo Salah’s head injury after he was stretchered off in the second half after a head injury following an aerial collision with Newcastle ‘keeper Martin Dubravka.
It looked like a serious one, with Salah lying on the pitch for several minutes before the medical team finally took him off the pitch to applause from everyone at St James’ Park.
But, BBC Sport have claimed that Salah could even be fit to play the Barcelona game.
Will Mohamed Salah be fit to face Barcelona? 😟
Jurgen Klopp says we’ll have to wait and see 👀 pic.twitter.com/LCUhWOZJi2
— Goal (@goal) May 5, 2019
“What I heard, he got the hip of the goalie on his head,” Jürgen Klopp told reporters post-match.
“He was then on the ground and the doc had to make a decision ‘on the pitch or off the pitch’, and the decision was off the pitch. We accept that of course.
“When he came in he was sitting in the dressing room watching the game on television. So he was then fine, but of course we have to wait. He got a proper knock, obviously, in that situation.”
Time will tell exactly what kind of condition Salah is in, but there was footage of him walking to the team bus after the game so it doesn’t seem that it’s dangerously severe.
Salah seems to be better than expected.
Via @sharkawy_370 pic.twitter.com/NPxdDT9VMp
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) May 5, 2019
It has to be said, when he sustained that injury last night it looked to be a sickening blow for Salah. The stretcher-borne forward was in tears as he was carried off and looked down and out on the turf.
He scored his 22nd league goal against Newcastle last night, so he’s still two clear of Sergio Agüero as the Premier League’s top scorer before Manchester City take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester on Monday.
We’ve got the second leg of the Barcelona semi-final on Tuesday 7th, followed by Wolves on the final day of the season Sunday 12th. The Egyptian King would need to make a full recovery in the next seven days in order to be fit to play the last vital games for us.