Klopp says Salah doubt for World Cup, Egypt more hopeful

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Even across the pond, we could swear we heard the collective gasp in Kiev, Ukraine, as Liverpool star Mohamed Salah left the pitch with a shoulder injury on Saturday.

"He's been scoring goals all this season and in all competitions - in the Champions League, in cups and in the Premier League".

The Merseyside outfit relied upon Salah's heroics in the Champions League to reach the final after he scored 10 times in the group stage and knockout phase.

Karim Benzema struck a weird opening goal on 51 minutes before Liverpool, who lost leading scorer Mohamed Salah to injury in the first half, replied through Sadio Mane.

The Egypt FA tweeted to say their team doctor had spoken to Liverpool and Salah's x-ray had showed ligament damage rather than a fracture.

According to a report in Egyptian media, business tycoon Naguib Sawris has announced on Twitter that he will be fasting on Saturday in support for Liverpool player Salah.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum admits injury to Mohamed Salah so early in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid affected their performance.

Spain kick off their Group B campaign at Russian Federation 2018 against Portugal in Sochi on June 15.

"Not only missing the rest of the game, but also missing the FIFA World Cup 2018".

Klopp confirmed in his post-match interview that Salah's injury is serious and later, the club's official website released a statement from the Liverpool manager, saying:"It's a serious injury, a really serious injury".

Asked what Klopp said at half-time the Holland global added: "He said that it looked like we were devastated about Mo but we had to let it go and change because it could not change".

Adam Lallana replaced Salah in the 30th minute with the scores level at 0-0 but Liverpool were unable to shake off the loss of their talisman as they eventually slumped to a 3-1 loss.

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