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May 6, 2019
Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp says Mohamed Salah cannot play against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday. Klopp says Salah sustained a concussion in the 3-2 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday. The Liverpool coach says the Egypt forward “would not even be allowed to play” by team doctors.

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp says Mohamed Salah cannot play against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Klopp says the forward sustained a concussion in the 3-2 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday and “would not even be allowed to play” by team doctors.

Salah “feels OK but it’s not good enough from a medical point of view,” Klopp says at a news conference.

Liverpool is also trying to overcome a 3-0 first-leg deficit without forward Robert Firmino, who has a muscle injury.

Klopp says “two of the world’s best strikers are not available” with his team needing to score at least four goals to advance to the final.

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