Mo Salah left in tears after playing for just half an hour during Liverpool’s Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday.
The Egyptian star, who was instrumental in the Reds’ blitz to the Kiev final, injured his shoulder during a clash with Sergio Ramos.
Despite attempting to play on, the 25-year-old broke down in tears as he left the pitch to be replaced by Adam Lallana.
The injury came as a blow for Liverpool fans, having seen their team last win the Champions League in 2005.
Fans cried with Salah as he left the field.
I am heartbroken that Mo Salah is injured. I would have been alright with Liverpool getting beaten, but I genuinely can't handle this 😭— Kirsty (@kirstyspeakman) May 26, 2018
Salah is out and he is in tears. Aw man I am heartbroken for the lad. He deserves to play the whole 90 minutes more than any other player in both of the squads.— DrJarba (@JarbaFifa) May 26, 2018
I'm gutted Salah is injured. Absolutely gutted.— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) May 26, 2018
Poor Salah 😭 Coming out of the game injured. I am gutted— eamon (@eamonwebb) May 26, 2018
People were touched to see Ronaldo console his rival, many noting that the Portuguese himself was in a similar situation during the Euro 2016 final when he sustained a knee injury during the game.
Best part is Ronaldo came to console Salah before he left the field. Small moment but worth crediting it #UCLfinal— nagaraj (@naga25french) May 26, 2018
Touch of class from Ronaldo to console Salah going off injured. Huge miss for Liverpool but they can still beat Real. #UCLfinal— Oliver Maxfield (@osmaxfield) May 26, 2018
Even Real Madrid fans were feeling for Salah.
No a Liverpool fan but man am I sad for Salah. Incredible season and if that forces him out of the World Cup its truly heartbreaking.— Brian Brennan (@bbri1991) May 26, 2018
I am terribly sad that Salah is off. And am a hardcore RM fan.— ASc (@ArtintheChart) May 26, 2018
Fans are hoping Salah will be back with his magic as he plays for Egypt during the World Cup in a few weeks’ time.
Get well soon Salah. Hope he doesn't miss the World Cup.— Naveen Jones (@Naveen_mufc) May 26, 2018
- Press Association