NEWCASTLE, England — Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and international soccer stahas been taken off the field on a stretcher after a knock to the head during an English Premier League game against Newcastle on Saturday.
Salah’s head hit the ground hard after he collided with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who had come out and leaped high to punch away a cross.
After being treated by medics, Salah was carried off the field on a stretcher and he appeared to be in tears.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Salah took a “proper knock to the head” but was “OK,” and watched the end of the game from the locker room.
It is unclear if Salah will be available on Tuesday for the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona, which leads 3-0 from the first match.
The game was tied 2-2 at the time of the injury, but Liverpool won 3-2 on a late goal by Divock Origi to return to the top of the English Premier League.
Salah, with his league-leading 22nd goal, put Liverpool in the lead for the second time at St. James’ Park off a right-wing cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold.