Egyptian national teamman Mohamed Salah was forced to win Liverpool in the FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday night, he seems to be suffering from groin problems at Wembley.
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Mohamed Salah has confirmed that he will be fit for the Liverpool Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris on 28 May.
Reds fans feared the worst after the Egyptian was forced to leave the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday night. The 29-year-old complained of groin about 30 minutes after the match, although he could have left the field after a substitution.
Liverpool won the draw on penalties after both teams failed to score within 120 minutes. Mason Mount’s mistake allowed Kostas Tsimikas to score a winning point kick and increase to 6: 5 in the shootout. He succeeded and kept Liverpool’s quadruple dream alive.
The Reds, who won the EFL Cup in February, can complete the next phase of their historic endeavor by defeating Manchester City for the Premier League title. They are currently three points behind Pep Guardiola, with only two games left.
The Champions League is the final piece in the puzzle, and although Liverpool’s fourfold offer may be over at the moment, it will still want to win the biggest prize in European club football. The Reds had previously raised six European Cups.
Salah will be especially determined to win the Champions League after being injured in the final four years ago against Real. He was eliminated in the first half of the match in Kiev, when the Spanish giants won 3: 1 and secured their 13th European title.
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And in two weeks, he seems to have a chance to play and take revenge on Real. “Of course, of course,” Salah said on Saturday night whether he would be fit for the Champions League final, as Liverpool ECHO quoted. “It’s all good!”
Manager Jurgen Klopp also seems convinced that Salah will advance to the finals. “Mo came and said he could continue, but I felt a small thing,” the German told ITV when asked about the Egyptian’s injuries. “I hope she’s okay.”
Salah has been determined to face Real ever since Liverpool defeated Villarreal and made it to the finals. At that moment, Real’s place at the show was not confirmed. The Spanish giants defeated Manchester City in their semifinals 24 hours later.
“I want to play Madrid, I have to be honest,” Salah said after winning Liverpool. “The cities are a really tough team, we’ve played against them a few times this season. Personally, I think I’d prefer Madrid. We lost to them in the final, so I want to play against them and hopefully win it.”
Salah’s teammate Virgil van Dijk was also forced to leave the FA Cup final at the end of normal. The Dutch also did not seem to be in too much discomfort, and Klopp confirmed that he “had little problems”, but believed that he would be okay to face Real.
Van Dijk added: “I hope well, we’ll check it out. I felt in the first half when I sprinted, I felt a sting behind my knee, I kept playing. In the end, I can’t risk it.” the team and I have to trust Joel. Maybe it will be okay. “