Liverpool are waiting with bated breath to discover the extent of Mohamed Salah’s head injury and whether he will be fit to feature in the vital clashes against Barcelona and Wolverhampton Wanderers this week.
Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer this season with 26 goals, hurt his head in a nasty collision with Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on Saturday.
The Egyptian forward was treated by the Reds’ physios and doctor on the pitch during the 3-2 victory at St James’ Park before being stretchered off.
He has since undergone tests to determine whether he is suffering from a concussion – an injury that would see him ruled out of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Barcelona, and most likely Sunday’s meeting with Wolves too.
That is the final Premier League fixture of the season with the title set to be decided as the Reds battle with Manchester City at the top of the table.
Salah will be assessed by Anfield medical staff on Monday ahead Barca’s visit to Merseyside on Tuesday, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Speaking on Saturday, Newcastle stopper Dubravka said: “I don’t know if he was out for five or six seconds because Fabian (Schar) asked him if he was all right and he didn’t answer him. So in that moment we were a little bit scared if he was okay.
“I felt sorry for him but I was just focused on the ball. Sometimes you can’t watch everything.
“I didn’t hit him with my hand, I didn’t punch him. It might have been my hip. I wasn’t sure if it was me or someone else.
“But I went to him to say sorry. I wasn’t trying to injure him. I’m not that kind of guy.”