Liverpool FC vs Barcelona Injury Report: Salah, Firmino, Keita, Lallana, Dembele

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Something’s got to give Tuesday night when Liverpool FC hosts FC Barcelona in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal tie. The Reds are unbeaten in 13 consecutive UCL matches at Anfield while Barcelona  have lost just once in their last ten UCL away games.

Barca come into this match riding high, having whipped Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg last week, and already taken care of business on the domestic front. Liverpool will play this game with one eye on the Premier League title race, and short-handed in the final third.

Mohamed Salah suffered a head injury and had to be stretchered off the pitch at St. James’ Park in Liverpool’s 3-2 win at Newcastle United last night. The good news is that he’s fine. The bad news is that he’s a out for this absolutely crucial clash in midweek.

“When we came in he was sitting in the dressing room watching the game on television,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“So he was then fine, but of course we have to wait. He got a proper knock, obviously, in that situation.”

Perhaps he can return to action for Liverpool’s final match of the Premier League season.

Whilst one member of Liverpool’s stellar attacking trio might be able to play, another, Roberto Firmino, is surely out.  A muscular injury made unavailable for the Newcastle game on Saturday and Klopp said he’s unavailable for the UCL clash against the Blaugranas.

“He will not be ready for Tuesday and the rest we will see,” the German said in reference to the season finale against Wolverhampton Wanderers, one of two games that will truly make May 12 “Championship Sunday.”

Also, Naby Keita is out for the season and long term absentee Adam Lallana wasn’t named to the match day squad on the weekend, so it’s very unlikely that we see him here.

For the visitors, winger Ousmane Dembélé is done for what is left of the rest of the season after he re-aggravated his nagging hamstring injury. The former BVB star man had to be taken off after just six minutes on the pitch versus Celta Vigo.

Long term injury absentee Rafinha is also out, but other than that, they have no real injury concerns.

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Liverpool at FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Semi-final (Barca up 3-0 on Aggregate) FYIs

Kickoff- Tuesday May 7, Anfield 8pm

Starting XI Predictions- FC Barcelona   Liverpool

Google Result Probability-  FC Barcelona win 30%, Draw 26%, Liverpool win 44%

Odds via Lad Brokes- FC Barcelona 11/5, Draw 13/5, Liverpool win 11/10

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Press conference video, quotes- go to this link

Prediction: Liverpool 2, Barcelona 1 (Barca goes through to the final on aggregate 4-2)

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets:Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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  1. Bacelona 2 Liverpool 3

  2. Anonymous says

    Fc Barcelona 2 liverpool 0

  3. phanuel Jonathan says says

    FC BARCELONA 3 LIVERPOOL 0

  4. That match will surely end with 2goals to one in favour Barcelona.

  5. Ephraim P. Zeon Sr. says

    Barcelona Will Win 3-1 With Messi Scoring Another 2. Sorry To Liverpool For The Absent Of M. Salah

  6. Shamsudeen Gwarzo says

    FC Barca 2 -1 Liverpool FC

  7. Liverpool 0–4 FC Barcelona

    10Messi 2goals
    7Co..1
    4Racki..1

  8. Yamoussa says

    Le FC Liverpool a le potentiel pour inquièter Barcelone, il faudra seulement que klopp choisisse les bons éléments en forme du jour, a mon avis Liverpool a une chance de qualification en finale si toute fois que les attaquants réalisent toutes leurs occasions.

  9. Liverpool 2 vs 2 barcelona lionel messi 2 goals

  10. Anonymous says

    Barca 2 and Liverpool 3 with mane have 2 and Milner having 1 and the Messi having one and then Suarez
    ( 5-3 on aggregate, Barca going on to face Ajax who will win 2-1 on aggregate)

  11. fcbarcelona 3 Liverpool 0

  12. Anonymous says

    up barcelona up messi

  13. FC BARCELONA 2-LIVERPOOL 0

  14. stephan namposya says

    Barcelona 3 LiverpooL 1…La Pulga 2goals Again nd Countihno 1goal

  15. Bercelona 2 vs liverpool 1 with messi 1 goal

  16. Anonymous says

    barca 3 livescore 2

  17. Lansana kamara says

    Liverpool 0 vs Barcelona 2

  18. Liverpool _1vs3_Barcelona

  19. momoh conteh says

    barcelona 3 will win the match today against liverpool 0

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