LIVERPOOL must assess Mohamed Salah after he was forced off in the second half of their 3-0 Champions League quarter-final win over Manchester City, holding his groin.
The Egyptian scored the opening goal in a rampant Reds display at Anfield but was replaced in the 52nd minute by Georginio Wijnaldum and went straight down the tunnel alongside a Liverpool physio.
Manager Jurgen Klopp indicated at full-time that Salah believed everything was okay but the in-form forward could be a doubt for Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
“After the game I asked [Salah] and he said: ‘I will be fine, I will be good.’ But now we have to wait for the real diagnosis and not only Mo’s self-diagnosis,” Klopp said. “I don’t know in the moment.”
He added: “He came to the sideline and said he sometimes feels something.
“That was enough for me to not even ask the doc how he is and [I] immediately took him off the pitch.”
The injury comes with a Merseyside Derby in between the two UCL quarter final legs.
And Klopp is not happy about that.
“We play on Saturday at 12:30 and if you want to see games like this [an all-English quarterfinal], then the Premier League have to think about [rescheduling] — have to think about, really,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“Because that will be really tough [for Salah to face Everton], and probably Everton are more happy about the game [time] than we are, and that’s not fair.
“Being in international competition should not cause you problems. It should be something good, and not cause you problems.
“We have now a problem to find somehow players for Saturday, and everyone’s telling us it’s the most important game of the year, and that’s quite difficult.
“So I’m not really over the moon at the moment, I’m really angry about a few people who make decisions in this league.”