Salah could now be a doubt for the World Cup in Russian Federation with Egypt's opening game against Uruguay less than three weeks away.
Otherwise, Saturday's final feels like it will decide the Ballon d'Or winner-Ronaldo if Real triumph, Salah if Liverpool do.
Ronaldo's decline in the first half of this season was as concerning as his reawakening in 2018 has been breathtaking. However, this isn't much consolidation to the Red Devils who crashed out to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16.
"It's reminiscent to the scenes we saw in the European Championship final when Ronaldo had to leave the field for Portugal".
Former Reds Steve McManamanan and Steven Gerrard are also on show, and both are very much in position to give their thoughts having won the Champions League in their playing careers.
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The "BBC" may no longer be so fearsome as a trio, but after that hard spell, Ronaldo's figures in 2018 mean he is making his case to be crowned the world's best again. "That's why he's the best", warned Real coach Zinedine Zidane this week. Salah is different to the other one. "The more you criticise him, be careful".
Interestingly, Salah tops the Champions League speed charts but the Egyptian ace is only the 19th fastest player in the Premier League.
"Salah is different but I have to say he has had a fantastic Champions League a fantastic league season, but Saturday, let's see". This time, however, they will be depending on their front three consisting of Sadio Mané, Firmino and Salah to get them the goals against Madrid.
"The whole world is looking for a new Ballon d'Or victor".
What's more is the Spaniard believes Salah must continue producing insane numbers over the next few years to justify being compared to Ronaldo and Messi, which is absolutely true. Do they deserve it? I think he now feels, and rightly so, that it is a case of him versus Ronaldo.
"If it's winning a prize, if it's scoring the more goals".