Sergio Ramos not to blame for Mohamed Salah injury, says Frank Lampard while Rio Ferdinand also defends Real Madrid man after his clash with the Liverpool superstar
- Mohamed Salah suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder against Real Madrid
- Liverpool ace Salah left Saturday’s Champions League final early and in tears
- Star man Salah was injured after tangling with Real defender Sergio Ramos
- BT Sport pundit Frank Lampard does not think Ramos intended to hurt Salah
Frank Lampard does not believe that Sergio Ramos deliberately injured Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final.
Salah left the field in tears with a suspected dislocated shoulder after tangling with Ramos, who linked arms with the Liverpool star before landing on top of him.
Many Liverpool fans directed their fury towards Ramos but BT Sport pundit Lampard leapt to the Real Madrid man’s defence.
Mo Salah was injured in the Champions League final after a clash with Sergio Ramos (top)
Salah suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder after Ramos pulled him over and fell on his arm
Asked at half time whether it was fair to attribute any blame to Ramos, Lampard said: ‘No, I don’t think so.
‘He’s got close, like any defender should do and sometimes when you get that contact you do interlink arms and it’s more unfortunate in the end, the way he fell.’
Ramos was pictured smiling and laughing with one of the referee’s assistants as Salah walked off but Rio Ferdinand was convinced the two incidents were unrelated.
The former Manchester United centre back said: ‘I wouldn’t associate the two things.
‘I think it was really good defending from Ramos and I don’t think he meant to do that (hurt Salah).’
BT Sport pundits Frank Lampard (left) and Rio Ferdinand both defended Ramos from criticism
Ramos and Salah shared a hug as the Liverpool ace left the pitch in the first half on Saturday