LIVERPOOL were dealt another injury blow after Virgil van Dijk joined Mo Salah off the pitch.

Salah lasted just over half an hour against his former side Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

And as the game went into extra-time at Wembley, Liverpool returned to the pitch without star defender Van Dijk.

The reasoning behind his exit from not confirmed but the Dutchman cut a disfigured look on the bench.

Salah experienced discomfort shortly after the half-hour mark against Chelsea, with what appeared to be a groin issue.

He was replaced by Portuguese ace Diogo Jota after 33 minutes while Van Dijk was replaced by Joel Matip.

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Mo Salah off injured in major blow to Liverpool as star faces race to be fit

Both will now face a battle to be fit for Liverpool’s crucial upcoming matches.

They are still fighting for the Premier League title, sitting three points behind Manchester City with two games still to play.

Jurgen Klopp’s side travel to Southampton on Tuesday night, before finishing their Premier League campaign against Wolves at Anfield next Sunday.

Salah is also involved in a battle to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

He has scored 22 goals in 34 league outings this season.

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His lead is being chased down by Tottenham star Son Heung-min.

The South Korean bagged his 21st of the campaign during his side 3-0 win over Arsenal on Thursday.

Liverpool will travel to Paris to face Real Madrid for their mammoth Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28.

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