Sergio Ramos opens up on tackle on Liverpool FC’s Mo Salah

Sergio Ramos opens up about his tackle on Mohamed Salah in the Champions League final

By George Hallam
Mo Salah
Liverpool FC attacker Mo Salah Photo: Screengrab

Sergio Ramos has said that he does not regret the first-half challenge that left Mohamed Salah unable to complete the Champions League final in May.

Much has been made about whether Liverpool FC would have succeeded with their talismanic forward had he been able to complete the 90 minutes, and whether the tackle by Ramos was calculated.

However, Ramos has moved to say that he never intended to injure Salah and therefore he harbours no regrets for making the challenge.

He said in the Metro: “I never wanted to hurt a colleague on the pitch of course, so my conscience is really clear about what I did that night.

“I’m not going to be affected by that at all.”

Ramos is notorious for a number of reasons; scoring late game changing goals almost as often as getting sent off.

Ramos is the most carded player in the history of La Liga, with an astonishing 173 cards, 19 of which are red.

He has totalled 24 red cards in his career, and this led many people to suggest that his tackle on Salah was premeditated and of malice.

Liverpool FC lost the final 3-1 after two high-profile mistakes from former goalkeeper Loris Karius, and it is hard to say whether these mistakes or the injury to Salah has been pointed to more as a reason for the loss.

However, Ramos believes he made a legitimate tackle that went wrong and thus has a clear conscience over the incident.

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