Liverpool have, on Saturday evening, been dealt an altogether untimely blow on the personnel front.
The Reds, of course, are currently locked in action at Wembley.
Amid their ongoing efforts to clinch a historic quadruple, Jurgen Klopp’s troops are going head-to-head with Chelsea, in the latest edition of the FA Cup final.
As things stand with 45 minutes played in the English capital, the scoreline remains locked at 0-0, albeit with both sides having carved out ample opportunities to put themselves in front.
— Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) May 14, 2022
As alluded to above, though, unfortunately, the main talking point of the first-half nevertheless came in the form of an injury picked up by one of Liverpool’s key performers.
The player in question? Mohamed Salah.
Just beyond the half-hour mark in proceedings, wide-man Salah went to ground off the ball, with what appeared to be a muscular issue.
In turn, after being seen to by Liverpool’s team of physios, it was swiftly decided that the Egyptian was in no condition to continue, with Diogo Jota therefore introduced in his place:
33′ – Salah is forced off through injury. Jota is on to replace him.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 14, 2022
Real Madrid on the horizon
Salah’s fitness concern, of course, could not come at a much more inopportune time for either the attacker on a personal level, or Liverpool as a collective.
This comes with the Merseysiders currently in the midst of a crucial four-game spell, to see out what could yet prove a record-breaking campaign.
After today, Klopp and co. face a pair of Premier League fixtures, against Southampton and Wolves respectively, before turning their attentions towards yet another showpiece occasion, in the form of a Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.