New angle of footage suggests Mohamed Salah was the one who locked arms with Sergio Ramos before suffering shoulder injury in Champions League final
- New footage has suggested Mohamed Salah locked arms with Sergio Ramos
- Salah suffered a shoulder injury after tangling with the Real Madrid captain
- He was forced off in the Champions League final and may miss the World Cup
- Ramos has been heavily criticised for intentionally trying to injure the Egyptian
- However, a new angle of footage shows Salah was the one who initiated the lock
A new angle of footage seems to suggest that it was in fact Mohamed Salah who had a hold of Sergio Ramos before he fell to the ground and suffered a shoulder injury that forced him off during Saturday’s Champions League final.
Salah suffered what Jurgen Klopp described as ‘a really serious injury,’ after falling awkwardly as he contested for the ball with Ramos in the first half, though Liverpool’s physio has since claimed the Egyptian is looking at a matter of weeks on the sidelines and not months.
The Madrid captain has nonetheless since found himself in the middle of a storm after critics whipped up a frenzy by accusing him of purposely injuring Salah in an attempt to suppress Liverpool’s attacking line.
A new angle of footage suggest Mohamed Salah initiated the grapple with Sergio Ramos
Ramos had been blamed for Salah’s injury but the footage shows it is Salah who locked arms
Critics accused the Real Madrid captain of purposely injuring Salah to end his match
With Salah’s World Cup dream still in jeopardy, Ramos is also facing a €1billion (£873.725m) lawsuit from an Egyptian lawyer – who wants to sue him on the basis of inflicting ‘physical and psychological harm’ to the people of his country – and a petition to get him banned from football.
Ramos was quick to dispel those beliefs by posting a get-well message to Salah on Twitter, and a new angle of footage has emerged to help shed some light on the situation and exonerate him of any blame.
In the footage, Salah is seen as the first one to initiate a lock with Ramos. He also appears to keep hold of the Madrid captain’s arm as they both tumble towards the ground.
The Egyptian also appears to keep his arm in the lock as they both tumble towards the ground
Salah was forced off in the Champions League final after falling and damaging his shoulder
The 25-year-old Liverpool star, who is currently receiving treatment on his injured shoulder in Spain, has refused to blame Ramos for cutting short his final and leaving his Wolrd Cup dream hanging in the balance.
He is however only being given an outside chance of featuring in Russia, with Liverpool physio Ruben Pons claiming he will be out for three to four weeks.
Egypt will kick-off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay in just two weeks’ time on June 15.
Liverpool physio Ruben Pons believes Salah could be out for between three to four weeks
He arrived in Spain this week for treatment on his shoulder as he looks to be fit for World Cup