Mohamed Salah: Injured Egyptian Gestures at Chelsea Rival After Ryan Gravenberch Tackle

Mohamed Salah: Injured Egyptian Gestures at Chelsea Rival After Ryan Gravenberch Tackle

Jarryd Westerdale
February 26, 2024 at 1:15 PM
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  • Mohamed Salah was forced to miss the Carabao Cup final due to an injury
  • Moises Caicedo was lucky to escape a red card for a match-ending tackle
  • Liverpool lifted the trophy after an extra-time winner from Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah watched on helplessly as the Reds waited until the death to seal the Carabao Cup.

The injured Egyptian was a stressed spectator as the VAR, the onfield referees, and a spirited Chelsea contributed to entertaining 120 minutes of football.

Liverpool's injury list dictated that a string of young talent was forced to step up, showcasing the depth of the Anfield dressing room.

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Mohamed Salah watched from the bench as Liverpool beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final after Ryan Gravenberch was stretchered off. Photo: Visionhaus.
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Added to that list of injuries was Ryan Gravenberch, who was on the receiving end of a crunching stomp delivered by Chelsea's Moises Caicedo.

The Egyptian King was seen remonstrating from the bench as the Blues midfielder escaped punishment while the Dutchman received treatment. Gravenberch needed to be stretchered off as Salah continued to look irate from the bench.

Virgil van Dijk would claim revenge for his countryman, allowing the 21-year-old to collect a winner's medal on crutches after his 118th-minute score.

Liverpool's injury list

The extent of Gravenberch's injury is not yet known but manager, Jurgen Klopp, was quoted by The Mirror as saying:

"I hope nothing is broken, but it looks like ligaments."

Another new addition to Liverpool's injury list is Wataru Endo, who was seen leaving Wembley in a protective boot.

Dominik Szoboszlai and Darwin Nunez also missed the deadline to prove their fitness for the final, but both are expected to play against Southampton in the midweek FA Cup tie.

The pair celebrated exuberantly after Van Dijk's winning, prompting Klopp to joke that he needed to double check that they were not faking their ailments, as per Liverpool.com.

Mohamed Salah sets new EPL record

Sports Brief recently reported on Salah joining an elite Premier League list with his Brentford performance.

The 31-year-old got on the scoresheet with a crisp finish as Liverpool defeated the Bees away from home.

The record set by Salah relates to players who have contributed both a goal and an assist in the same game.

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Jarryd Westerdale
Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.