Mo Salah off injured in major blow to Liverpool as star faces race to be fit for Champions League final and title run-in

MO SALAH faces a race to be fit for the Champions League final after being forced off with injury in the FA Cup showpiece against Chelsea.

The Egyptian experienced discomfort shortly after the half-hour mark, with the Reds swiftly deciding to substitute him with what appeared to be an ankle issue.

Salah, 29, was replaced by Portuguese ace Diogo Jota after 33 minutes with the score level at 0-0.

He will now face a battle to be fit for Liverpool's crucial upcoming matches.

The Reds are still fighting for the Premier League title, sitting three points behind Manchester City with two games left to play.

Jurgen Klopp's side travel to Southampton on Tuesday night, before finishing their Premier League campaign against Wolves at Anfield next Sunday.

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Salah is also involved in a battle to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

He has scored 22 goals in 34 Prem outings this season.

His lead is being chased down by Tottenham star Son Heung-min, however, with the South Korean having bagged his 21st of the campaign during his side 3-0 win over Arsenal on Thursday.

Liverpool will travel to Paris to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28.

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Salah will be desperate to be fit, having called on his side to grab "revenge" against the side that beat them in 2018.

The Reds' No11 was forced off that day after being dragged down by Sergio Ramos.

Salah admitted that a date with Madrid would be "personal".

And after the final matchup was set, he tweeted: "We have a score to settle."

Salah this week claimed to be the best player in the world in his position.

Speaking to beIN SPORTS, he said: "If you compare me with any player in my position, not only in my team but in the world, you will find that I am the best.

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"I always focus on my work and do my best and my numbers are the best proof of my words.

"I like to always create a new challenge for me, to work in a different way and to make a difference and that is my duty."

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