Mohamed Salah's World Cup in doubt after suffering 'serious injury' in Champions League final

26 May 2018, 20:25

Mohamed Salah's World Cup is in major doubt after the tearful Egyptian was forced-off with a "serious injury" in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat.

The forward left the field in shock on 30 minutes after landing awkwardly under the challenge of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and appearing to hurt his shoulder.

After the Reds lost 3-1 in Kiev following two strikes from Gareth Bale and another from Karim Benzema, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted Salah's injury was a pivotal moment in the game and the Egypt international is in hospital in the Ukrainian capital.

"It's a really serious injury, which is even worse. And the shock of the boys was obvious," a beleaguered Klopp said at full-time.

"Of course it was a big moment in the game. I know if you say something like that after a game and you lost, it sounds like you are a bit of a bad loser.

"But, for me, it was a harsh challenge - the arm was there. It was like wrestling a bit. And then Mo was a little bit unlucky falling on his shoulder.

"I think he is in the hospital for an X-ray. It's either the collarbone or the shoulder itself. But it's really not good."