Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is looking for a new spherical miracle when he hosts Barcelona at 9pm tonight at Anfield in the Champions League semi-final.
Liverpool are aiming for an historic Rimonetada by beating Barcelona 4-0 to reach the final of the Champions League for the second consecutive year after losing 3-0 at the Camp Nou last week.
Liverpool are missing in the match for Nabi Keita and Vermino because of injuries to Mohamed Salah, who the English club doctor has decided to rule out.
Mohamed Salah suffered a severe head injury while playing for Liverpool and Newcastle United on Saturday at St. James Park in the 37th round of the Premiership, which ended with Liverpool’s 3-2 victory. Mohamed Salah vs Liverpool and Newcastle United injured after a collision with the goalkeeper of Newcastle United Dubravka, to replace instead of Divok Origi.
Barcelona, meanwhile, is missing in the match for the French wing of Osman Dembli, who suffered a thigh muscle during the match against Celta Vigo last Saturday in the Spanish league “la liga”, which ended with the loss of Barcelona 2-0.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has been keen to relax many of the key elements in the Celta Vigo match in preparation for Liverpool, led by Lionel Messi, who scored two goals in the first leg.
In the midfield: Sergio Busquets, Racitic, Arthur Werffinia, Arturo Vidal and Carles Alenia. In the attack: Coutinho Malcolm, Messi, Luis Suarez and Boateng.