Liverpool’s promising start to the FA Cup has deteriorated. Mohamed Salah collapsed on his own, signalling for his removal. Diogo Jota replaced the Egyptian international.
So far, the Reds have been in complete control of the FA Cup final, generating a handful of chances. Chelsea, on the other hand, has had opportunities. A game like this may be completely altered in an instance.
Alisson Becker fell down just after the half-hour mark when a follow through from Marcus Alonso caught him in the chest. To the surprise of Liverpool supporters, the Brazilian arose after treatment, but only seconds later, his colleague Mohamed Salah complained of an injury.
The Egyptian sat in the center of the field, pointing to his groin. Despite Thiago Alcantara’s willingness to assist Salah, the Liverpool attacker was plainly in pain and refused to continue. Jurgen Klopp made the move, with Diogo Jota warming up before replacing Liverpool’s best player.