Salah stretchered off during Liverpool's tie

Leading English Premier League scorer Mo Salah left the field on a stretcher after suffering a head injury in the second half of Liverpool's victory against Newcastle United on Saturday.

However, substitute Divock Origi's 86th-minute victor secured a 3-2 victory for the visitors and ensured the title will be decided next Sunday, when Rafael Benitez's men head for Craven Cottage as City and a relieved Liverpool fight for the main prize.

Arsenal now nearly certainly have to win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton, a result which means they have taken just one point from their last four Premier League games.

Liverpool are two points clear of rivals Manchester City, who will play their game in hand against Leicester on Monday.

Liverpool face Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday, looking to erase a 3-0 first-leg deficit, then host Wolves on the final day of the league season.

"What I heard, he got the hip of the goalie on his head", Klopp said.

But he gave a positive initial assessment of the 26-year-old's condition, telling Sky Sports: "We have to see".


Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren insists being written off in their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona has made him "angry and hungry". And if anybody knows how the manager works, we will prepare for this game like we have prepared for all games this season - with the sole objective of winning it.

Klopp therefore has a hard balancing act deciding whether it is worth emptying the tank of his injury-hit squad once more tomorrow or to save their legs for Wolves' visit to Anfield on the final day of the Premier League season.

"We had to fight, I couldn't be more proud".

"He would much rather have Jordan Henderson and Wijnaldum and those types of midfield players", Barnes continued.

"And if that's not enough then we've done everything that we can".

Only an astonishing turn of events would enable them to reach the Champions League via the top four now as Emery assesses the tweaks he needs at the end of his first season in charge.

"I accepted long ago we do everything (we can)", said Klopp, whose side have lost only once in the league this season. With Xherdan Shaqiri and Trent Alexander-Arnold standing over a free-kick, Van Dijk urged the Swiss midfielder to take it.

  • Steve Townsend