Sergio Ramos set to miss Liverpool Champions League tie and Mohamed Salah reunion as Real Madrid star picks up calf injury
Sergio Ramos is set to miss both legs of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Liverpool due to a calf injury.
The Madrid defender posted on Instagram that he picked up the injury in training, which has been confirmed as a muscle problem.
“If there is something that hurts me, it is not being able to help the team in these highly demanding matches,” said the Spaniard wrote.
The Spanish club posted a statement confirming the injury to their star man and that he would be out for around a month.
The news will be a big blow for Real manager Zinedine Zidane ahead of a tough group of fixtures this month.
They play Liverpool next Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
On April 10, Real face Barcelona in an important El Clasico encounter.
The second leg with Liverpool is then on April 16.
Ramos’ injury also denies him a reunion with Mohamed Salah following their clash in the 2018 Champions League final.
The Madrid captain was responsible for the Liverpool star’s premature exit from the game.
The Egyptian was forced off half an hour into the Kiev clash with the score goalless after he was hauled to the ground by the Spaniard, resulting in a shoulder injury.
The Reds went on to lose the final 3-1, although they returned 12 months later to lift a sixth European Cup in Madrid against Tottenham with Salah opening the scoring in the final.
Prior to the news of Ramos’ injury, Salah had insisted he was not looking for revenge.
“That game is in the past, so I don’t think about it. I’m thinking about the team. Everyone is focused on their team and everyone wants to win… that’s it,” the 28-year-old told Marca.
“What’s going to happen now isn’t going to change the result of the final in Kiev. That’s in the past.
“Let’s just say that I have special motivation to win the tie and go through to the semi-finals.”