Mohamed Salah was in the stands for the Champions League semi-final having suffered concussion during the 3-2 win over Newcastle on Saturday.

And the Egyptian sent a message to his Liverpool team-mates with his t-shirt for the occasion.

“NEVER GIVE UP.” Was the message sent by Salah to his colleagues, who got off to the perfect start thanks to Divock Origi’s early goal.

Both Salah and Roberto Firmino were ruled out of the clash on Tuesday, in which Liverpool needed to overcome a 3-0 first leg deficit.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were on the scoresheet at the Nou Camp while Liverpool came away empty handed.

Origi was chosen to lead the line alongside Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri, and the Reds got off to a perfect start.

Jordan Henderson’s inspired run and shot forced Marc-Andre her Stegen to play the ball to the feet of the grateful Origi.

Liverpool and Barcelona both missed chances to grab the next goal as the score remained 1-0 at the break.

Liverpool fans were given renewed hope by Origi’s early goal, and made their feelings clear on Twitter.

One fan said: “LMAOOOOOOOOOOO Origi better than Salah.”

“ORIGI!!!! Liverpool aren’t done yet!!” Said another.

One player that Liverpool fans weren’t so pleased with is Luis Suarez, whom Reds hero Robbie Fowler slammed for this actions during the first half.

“I’m a big fan of him as a player, I thought he was brilliant when he was here,” Fowler said on BT Sport.

“I have a big problem with the way the fans love him, I really do.

“He left Liverpool and everyone was going on about ‘you can go and play for Barcelona, go and play’, but the way he left Liverpool, he wanted to go and play for Arsenal.

“All of a sudden people go ‘oh he stayed and he was still brilliant and he never downed tools’.”

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