Cristiano Ronaldo was withdrawn against Barcelona on Sunday after suffering an ankle injury, just two and a half weeks before the Champions League final.
As you would expect of any fanbase in Europe, Liverpool supporters are worried about Cristiano Ronaldo heading into the European Cup final in Kiev on the 26th of May.
So far this season, the Portuguese forward has scored 43 goals – the same as Mohamed Salah.
Despite scoring at the Nou Camp against Barcelona, Ronaldo was withdrawn at halftime after picking up a knock courtesy of a late Gerard Pique tackle.
Ronaldo’s goal against Barca was a scrappy one as he bravely threw himself at the ball to get it over the line ahead of Gerard Pique. As a thank you for his efforts, the Real Madrid legend received a sharp rap on his ankle from the scrambling Pique.
Although he received treatment from the Madrid medics and was able to play until halftime, Zinedine Zidane substituted him during the interval.
The French manager has confirmed that it’s a minor injury and it looks unlikely to rule him out of the Champions League final against Liverpool at this point.
After the match, Zidane told the media: “He doesn’t feel good now, but I don’t think it is anything serious. We will have him ready (to play).”
While it would have been a major boost to Liverpool’s chances of winning the Champions League, it doesn’t appear as though Ronaldo will miss the massive tie in Kiev as things stand.
Regardless of any developments, Jürgen Klopp and his players will feel confident they can beat Real Madrid given the incredible way they have progressed through the tournament this season.