Salah looked inconsolable and Sergio Ramos had some nerve offering a sympathetic hug on the way off. Ramos may be a fine centre-half but he is also one of the more cynical players in the business, often doing his best work in disguise, and however much he protests his innocence it would be generous, to say the least, to believe this drama was entirely accidental on his part.
That is not to say he set out to leave Salah with an injury that is likely to have ramifications for Salah’s hopes of representing Egypt in the World Cup. But Ramos did, at the very least, take that chance by locking Salah’s right arm and turning him, judo-style, as they lost balance going for the same ball. The television replays hardened the suspicion that it was a calculated move to maximise the impact. Salah landed with a hell of a thud and it was immediately obvious he was in considerable pain. He tried to play on, telling Liverpool’s medical staff that he could continue, but when he sank to the floor a couple of minutes later it was obvious there was no way back.
Θεϊκό σχόλιο στη μετάδοση στο BT όταν βουτάει και σφαδάζει ο Ράμος ενώ δεν τον ακούμπησε κανείς “Ramos does the thing that he invented again”