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AFCON Scouting Report: Why Man Utd should be watching Nigeria & Leicester ace Ndidi
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AFCON Scouting Report: Why Man Utd should be watching Nigeria & Leicester ace Ndidi

The latest edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is underway, and some of the world's best players are on show. Liverpool stars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are leading the line for Egypt and Senegal respectively, while Manchester City creator Riyad Mahrez and Paris Saint-Germain wing-back Achraf Hakimi will be hoping to lead Algeria and Morocco to glory.   With the January transfer window also open, the tournament will act as a shop window of sorts for other players. Nigeria and Leicester City ball-winner Wilfred Ndidi will be one of those players. The 25-year-old is considered one of the finest defensive midfielders in the Premier League, and he has recently been linked to Manchester United and Real Madrid. Here we will analyse the player's game and why the transfer rumours mak...
Transfer: You’ll regret it – Carragher warns Liverpool over Mohamed Salah
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Transfer: You’ll regret it – Carragher warns Liverpool over Mohamed Salah

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has warned the club’s owners they will never be forgiven if they allow Mohamed Salah to leave the club. Salah’s current deal at Liverpool runs until the summer of 2023 and the player wants to remain at Anfield. Carragher is of the opinion that the club should not hesitate to give the player whatever he wants despite the Egypt International reportedly demanding to become the highest paid player in the Premier League. “Those two players [Salah and Mane] are obviously a big miss and this talk of Salah’s contract will probably intensify even more because when he is not there, you see the effect it has,” Carragher told Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 0-0 draw at Anfield. As a Liverpool supporter you should be wary that this [Salah’s contract situation]...
‘I’m not asking for crazy stuff’ – Footballer, Mo Salah says as his negotiation for mammoth £300,000 per week salary with Liverpool continues
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‘I’m not asking for crazy stuff’ – Footballer, Mo Salah says as his negotiation for mammoth £300,000 per week salary with Liverpool continues

Liverpool and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah says he is not asking for "crazy stuff" in any new contract he signs with the club but wants the deal saying he has made a huge contribution at Anfield. The Egypt international has fewer than 18 months remaining on his current deal and has reiterated his desire to sta . According to Salah who is looking for a weekly salary of more than £300,000 ($408,000), whether he stays or goes remains in the hands of Liverpool. Salah has won the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool and if given the deal it would smash the club's wage structure and would represent a significant policy change by the club. The club's board is reluctant to hand out lucrative contracts to players once they reach 30, and Salah will be 30 in June. Salah, w...
Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski shortlisted as final three for FIFA Best Awards men’s player of the year.
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Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski shortlisted as final three for FIFA Best Awards men’s player of the year.

Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, and Robert Lewandowski have been announced as the final three nominees for the FIFA Best Awards men’s player of the year. The award is voted for by a jury made up of current men's national team coaches and captains, one specialist journalist from each territory represented by a national team, and fans registered on FIFA.com. Paris St Germain's superstar, Lionel Messi finally ended his wait for major international silverware in 2021 as he helped Argentina to win the Copa America. Liverpool striker, Salah is the Premier League's top goalscorer so far this season, with 16 to his name, and is arguably in the best form of his life. Bayern Munich striker, Lewandowski enjoyed another spectacular year at club level for Bayern, scoring a Bundesliga record ...
Afcon 2021: Egypt’s Salah has quality and I have mine – Guinea-Bissau’s Mendy
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Afcon 2021: Egypt’s Salah has quality and I have mine – Guinea-Bissau’s Mendy

The 27-year-old maintains he has his own skills capable of containing the marauding Liverpool forward at the continental competition Guinea-Bissau defender Fernandy Mendy believes they have a team capable of stopping Egypt forward Mohamed Salah when they face off in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Djurtus have been drawn in Group D of the 33rd edition of the African competition alongside Egypt, Nigeria, and Sudan. Despite opening their campaign with a game against the Falcons of Jediane on January 11 at Roumde Adjia Stadium, their game against the Pharaohs is already taking centre stage with the Liverpool forward dominating the headlines. Guinea-Bissau will face Egypt in their second group match on January 15 and according to Mendy, who turns out for Alloa Athletic in Scotland, ...
Alexander-Arnold names “world-class” star in Chelsea squad
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Alexander-Arnold names “world-class” star in Chelsea squad

Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has described Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as ‘world-class.’ Alexander-Arnold made the observation after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured that Liverpool were 2-0 up after just 26 minutes but Chelsea came back level through Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic. Neither Chelsea nor Liverpool were able to find the net in the second half despite creating a number of chances with both goalkeepers, Liverpool’s Caoimhin Kelleher and Mendy denying the attackers on several occasions. “…We had the better chances in the second half,” he told Liverpool official website. “But when you are up against a world-class team with a world-class goalkeeper he makes world-class saves. So, l...
Liverpool coach reveals when title race will be decided after draw with Chelsea
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Liverpool coach reveals when title race will be decided after draw with Chelsea

Liverpool assistant coach, Pepijn Lijnders has revealed that this season’s Premier League title race will be decided on the last match-day. Lijnders said this following Liverpool’s Premier League 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool drew with Chelsea following goals from Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Lijnders was quoted by the club’s official website as saying: It’s never boring with us. We never look at others. A title race is only decided on the last matchday and there are so many points to collect.” “We have this difficult situation and you never know if the opposition will get a difficult situation. We have to focus on ourselves, that’s how we always did it, that’s how we got ...
Liverpool coach identifies Reds’ major problem during 2-2 draw with Chelsea
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Liverpool coach identifies Reds’ major problem during 2-2 draw with Chelsea

Liverpool assistant manager, Pepijn Lijnders has identified his side’s major problem during their Premier League 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday. Lijnders, who took charge of Liverpool team after the club’s manager Jurgen Klopp Arteta tested positive for COVID-19, said Liverpool’s problem was that they didn’t keep the ball for long enough in many moments against Chelsea during the encounter. Goals from Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Chelsea and Liverpool got a point each. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Lijnders was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying: “I don’t think the problem was defensive. “We corrected a few things at half-time, but I think the problem was we didn’t keep the ball for long enough in many mo...
Three top players joining Liverpool in January revealed
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Three top players joining Liverpool in January revealed

Three top players Liverpool looking forward to signing this January transfer window have been revealed. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the two mainstays in Liverpool XI are set to depart Anfield for the African Cup of Nations and this could further deepen the club’s form and send them out of the title race. Jurgen Klopp’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Leicester on Tuesday night, and that was with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the team. The winter transfer window affords Klopp the opportunity to bolster his team and names such as Raphinha, Renato Sánches and Jarod Bowen have been tipped to join the Merseyside club. Raphinha has been Leeds United’s standout player this season, despite the evident struggles of Marcelo Bielsa’s side. The 25-year-old has scored eight goals an...
Salah misses penalty as Leicester stun Liverpool
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Salah misses penalty as Leicester stun Liverpool

Ademola Lookman came off the bench to consign Liverpool to a shock 1-0 defeat at Leicester after Mohamed Salah had a penalty saved. It was a miserable night for Jurgen Klopp's side as they failed to close the six-point gap to Premier League leaders Manchester City and their wastefulness was to blame. Salah's first-half penalty was saved by the brilliant Kasper Schmeichel but he did not test the goalkeeper from the rebound and nor did Sadio Mane when through after the break. Lookman punished Liverpool with a fine goal just before the hour mark and Brendan Rodgers' depleted side held on for a memorable win that moves them back up to ninth.
Kylian Mbappe wins Men’s player of the year at 2021 Globe Soccer Awards
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Kylian Mbappe wins Men’s player of the year at 2021 Globe Soccer Awards

French forward Kylian Mbappe, Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski have all bagged awards at the Dubai 2021 Globe Soccer Awards. Mbappe won the Best Men’s Player of the Year at the ceremony on Monday night, December 27 beating six-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo; Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Karim Benzema, and Lewandowski to the award. The 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star scooped the prize in a ceremony at the Armani Hotel, Dubai. “It is a big achievement for me. I want to say thank you to my club Paris Saint-Germain, who believed in me these past five years, even better this season,” he said after he was handed the award. “To my national team; to all the people who nobody knows who work with me, who help me a l...
Learn from Hazard, Sanchez, Ozil – Cascarino tells Salah, warns Liverpool against contract
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Learn from Hazard, Sanchez, Ozil – Cascarino tells Salah, warns Liverpool against contract

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino has warned Liverpool against making the ‘big mistake’ of breaking the bank to give Mohamed Salah ‘whatever it takes’ for him to remain at Anfield. Cascarino wants Salah to learn the lessons of former Arsenal stars Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and ex-Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard all of whom were able to sign massive contracts but none ended up as key players at clubs that were consistently winning things. Salah’s current contract expires in the summer of 2023 and the Egyptian is yet to agree on a fresh deal. The Egypt international is in fine form for this season, scoring 22 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions this season. Cascarino said he does not think Liverpool should break their wage structur...
Pulisic names best player in Premier League this season
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Pulisic names best player in Premier League this season

Chelsea ace Christian Pulisic has named Liverpool superstar, Mohamed Salah, as the best player in the Premier League this season. The USA international also revealed his toughest opponent in the English top flight. Pulisic said that while Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United is the best player he has faced since arriving at Stamford Bridge, Salah is the best player in the Premier League this year. Salah has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season and has helped Liverpool climb to second in the league table and cruise into the knockout stages of the Champions League. Asked to name the best player in the Premier League this season, Pulisic told Amazon Prime: “I think if you’re looking at our team there’s been some incredible performances, you look at Jorginho and N’Go...
Man United, Liverpool told to get rid of Ronaldo, Salah, sign world’s best player
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Man United, Liverpool told to get rid of Ronaldo, Salah, sign world’s best player

Ace British broadcaster, Andy Goldstein has advised Manchester United and Liverpool to get rid of their top stars, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo, and battle to sign the best player in the world, Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. He said the two clubs must capitalise on the opportunity if it presents itself and cut ties with Salah and Ronaldo to bring in Haaland. Liverpool and Manchester United are among the European top sides that are reportedly interested in signing the hotshot. Haaland will come with a huge wage and his acquisition may mean Liverpool or United would have to cut ties with one of their key players. And Goldstein believes letting Ronaldo or Salah go for Haaland could be a sound investment. “Mohamed Salah is one of, if not the best player in the w...
​Liverpool considered ‘serious contenders’ for Borussia Dortmund frontman Haaland
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​Liverpool considered ‘serious contenders’ for Borussia Dortmund frontman Haaland

Liverpool are emerging as a serious option for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.   The attacker is likely to leave the German club in the summer, as he will have an active release clause in his contract. The 21-year-old is wanted by the top clubs around Europe, with all the big English sides monitoring his situation. A report from Sky Germany suggests Liverpool are considered 'serious contenders' to sign Haaland. Jurgen Klopp may see him as the ideal player to refresh their frontline and eventually take away the scoring burden from the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The Reds will face stiff competition to secure Haaland's signature. Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have all been linked with the 21-year-old. ...
Liverpool having good contract talks with Salah -Klopp
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Liverpool having good contract talks with Salah -Klopp

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are having “really good conversations” with Mohamed Salah over extending his contract. Salah, who has 18 months left on his deal, toldSky Sports in October that he never wants to leave Anfield, but that his future is dependent on the club. Liverpool have tied down a number of senior players to new deals this season, but fans are still waiting for their star forward to put pen to paper on a new contract. Manager Klopp, though, is not worried about the pace of negotiations. “We are in really good conversations,” Klopp said. “I want it to happen, but when? I couldn’t care less.”
He’s very decisive in every game – Conte names world’s best player
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He’s very decisive in every game – Conte names world’s best player

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte has identified Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, as one of the best players in the world. According to Conte, Salah is very decisive in every game, adding that the Egyptian international is a danger every time he has the ball. The former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Liverpool on Sunday. Salah has been in great form for Liverpool so far this season. The 29-year-old has so far scored 15 Premier League goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side this term. “I think he is one of the best players in the world,” Conte told reporters when asked about Salah. “During the game, we have seen him score or make assists. He is a very decisive player. “Ever...
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 17 [Top 25]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 17 [Top 25]

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, pulled clear at the top of scorers’ chart in the Premier League, scoring in their 3-1 win over Newcastle. Salah scored the second goal for the Reds, after Diogo Jota had cancelled out Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning opener. The Egyptian has now netted 15 league goals for Jurgen Klopp’s men so far this season. He has six more goals than Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Jota. Premier League top scorers after Match Day 15: 15 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 9 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Diogo Jota (Liverpool) 7 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Bernando Silva (Man City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Raphinha (Leeds United), 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham), Son Heung-Min (...
Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record
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Salah finally equals Jamie Vardy’s record

Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah has finally equalled Leicester City striker Jamie Verdy’s Premier League record after scoring a goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Thursday. Salah scored his 15th Premier League goal of the season as Liverpool defeated Newcastle at Anfield. His contribution means he has either scored or assisted a goal in 15 consecutive league appearances, equaling Vardy’s record of 15 games. Vardy achieved the feat between August and December 2015. After a 1-1 draw in 21 minutes during the encounter, Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-1 lead in the 25 minutes before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a late goal to seal the victory for Liverpool. Salah will now hope to surpass Vardy’s record when Liverpool tackle Tottenham on Sunday in their ne...
AFCON: Over 38 African top stars that’ll leave their Premier League clubs for one month [Full list]
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AFCON: Over 38 African top stars that’ll leave their Premier League clubs for one month [Full list]

No fewer than 38 footballers will leave their various club sides in the English Premier League for the African Cup of Nations in January, 2022. The competition is scheduled to hold in Cameroon from January 9 to February 9, 2022. However, most of these clubs are agitated because the players will not be available during the busiest period of the season. A club, such as Liverpool will have to deal with absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who are seemingly their most important players. Here is a list of each Premier League club and the players that are set to leave for AFCON in January: Arsenal: Thomas Partey (Ghana), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast) Aston Villa: Trezeguet (Egypt), Bertrand Traore (Burk...
African Football Chiefs hold talks over Cancellation of 2022 Africa Cup of Nations due to Omicron Covid-19 variant’
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African Football Chiefs hold talks over Cancellation of 2022 Africa Cup of Nations due to Omicron Covid-19 variant’

The Confederation of African Football [CAF]  are reportedly holding talks over cancelling the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] tournament in Cameroon next month. The Cameroon tournament is due to start on January 9 and run until February 6, with several Premier League players - including Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane set to leave their clubs mid-season to take part in the competition. According to French news outlet RMC Sport, the Central African Federation (CAF) could announce a cancellation as the Omicron variant continues to ravage the continent. The tournament's organizing committee met with the CAF at the end of October to unveil their findings in a preparation report for the tournament. The committee announced that 'urgent attention' was needed for the...
Salah gives Conditions to Sign new Liverpool Contract
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Salah gives Conditions to Sign new Liverpool Contract

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, wants assurances about the Premier League club’s plans for the coming years before he signs a new deal. According to Sky Sports, financial terms are not the only issue holding the 29-year-old back from extending his deal with the Reds. While Salah indeed wants more money, he also wants to ensure he will play for a club that challenges for major honours. The Egypt international wants to know that Liverpool will bring in the best players to build a team that will compete for league titles and Champions Leagues. Salah has publicly stated his desire to stay at Liverpool, telling MBC Masr TV: “I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool. “But the decision is in the hands of the management and t...
Salah holding out for squad assurances before signing Liverpool extension
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Salah holding out for squad assurances before signing Liverpool extension

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah wants assurances about the club's plans for the coming years.   According to Sky Sports, financial terms are not the only issue holding back Salah from extending his deal at the Anfield club. While he does want to earn a higher wage than is being offered, Salah also wants to ensure he will play for a club that challenges for major honours. The 29-year-old wants to know that Liverpool will invest in the best players in the world to build a team that contends for league titles and Champions Leagues. Fans will be hoping that Salah renews, given his vital goalscoring contributions this season. The former Roma forward has bagged 20 goals in 21 appearances so far. Salah has publicly stated his desire to stay at Liverpool, telling MBC Masr ...
Liverpool matchwinner Origi enjoyed ‘beautiful night’ at AC Milan
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Liverpool matchwinner Origi enjoyed ‘beautiful night’ at AC Milan

Liverpool striker Divock Origi was delighted to prove the matchwinner in their Champions League triumph at AC Milan.   The Reds completed a perfect group-stage campaign with a sixth victory as strikes by Mohamed Salah and then Origi – with a precise reaction header – overturned a first-half deficit at the iconic San Siro. “It was a beautiful night. We enjoyed it," said Origi, who was named UEFA's Player of the Match. “I think as a team we played very well. We all wanted to play our best game, playing in San Siro – a beautiful stadium, a historical stadium – against a very strong team. That's what we live for. “We tried to give our best and, in the end, being able to win 2-1, for us is the best thing." Origi was named in the starting XI by Jürgen Klopp three days on...
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 15 [Top 21]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 15 [Top 21]

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, continues to lead the top scorers’ chart in the Premier League, following Match Day 15 fixtures. Although Salah failed to score in their 1-0 win over Wolves, he remains ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. The Egyptian has netted 13 league goals for Liverpool so far this season. He has four more goals than Vardy and five more than his team mate, Diogo Jota. Premier League top scorers after Match Day 15: 13 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 9 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 8 goals: Diogo Jota (Liverpool) 7 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Bernando Silva (Man City) 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford), Raphinha (Leeds United), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), N...
What will Happen if I Don’t Win Ballon d’Or – Salah
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What will Happen if I Don’t Win Ballon d’Or – Salah

Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, has insisted there will be “no problem” if he never wins a Ballon d’Or during his career. He however declared he is the “best player in the world.” Salah finished seventh in this year’s voting after the results were announced last Monday. “At the end of the day it’s people’s opinions, but in my mind, I’m the best player in the world, that’s what I say to myself. “I can’t say that I don’t want to win the Ballon d’Or or FIFA ’s The Best, of course, I want to win either of them. “But if I don’t win either of them, there is no problem. Everything I want, I usually get. “I know that I will win either of them later, I’m not worried,” the 29-year-old told Egyptian broadcaster MBC Masr TV. ...
Man City’s Ederson names Premier League star better than Ronaldo, Salah
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Man City’s Ederson names Premier League star better than Ronaldo, Salah

Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson has named his teammate Bernardo Silva as the best player in the Premier League. Ederson believes Bernardo is better than Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Portuguese Silva has registered five goals and an assist in the Premier League this season to help City displace Chelsea at the top of the table. His manager, Pep Guardiola had last week, told reporters that Silva is the best player in the league and now Ederson rates Portuguese above top stars such as the legendary Ronaldo and Salah. “Of course, I agree,” the Brazil international told talkSPORT when asked if he really is better than Ronaldo and Salah. “I’m with Bernardo every day, I have known him for a long time, since our time at Benfica. “I kn...
Messi, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Player as Premier League leads 11-man list with five entries
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Messi, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for Best FIFA Men’s Player as Premier League leads 11-man list with five entries

Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin de Bruyne are among the 11 players that have been shortlisted for the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the year award. Also Chelsea duo Jorginho and N'Golo Kante complete the Premier League contingent on the list for the accolade, which will be awarded on January 17 next year. Salah has been in superb form for Liverpool this season, scoring 16 goals in 16 appearances in all competitions. He has set a new club record by scoring in nine consecutive games and was hailed as the best player in the world by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last month. Ronaldo meanwhile has almost single-handedly kept Manchester United in the Champions League with a string of late goals. The Portuguese also became the most prolific goalscorer of all time in inter...
Salah pushed in students Q&A about Liverpool exit plans
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Salah pushed in students Q&A about Liverpool exit plans

Mohamed Salah's contract situation with Liverpool has followed him all the way to Cairo. Speaking to local students for an initiative by the United Nations Refugee Agency, Salah was asked by one about his future at Anfield. "Where would you like to go after Liverpool?" was the query. With a smile, Salah joked: "Are you a journalist? "I still don't know. At the moment I'm focused on the team and I'm happy here. And I'm focused on helping the national team in qualifying for the World Cup and that's the most important thing."
Ballon d’ Or 2021: Falcao names player to win award
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: Falcao names player to win award

Brazil legend, Paulo Roberto Falcão, has backed Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, to win the 2021 Ballon d’ Or. Falcao believes Salah has a chance to win the Ballon d’Or this year because of his brilliant performances for Liverpool and Egypt. Salah, who scored 31 goals last season for Liverpool, has continued his great form in the 2021-2022 season already scoring 15 goals and registering six assists in 15 games for the Reds. The Egyptian international became the highest African top scorer in the Premier League history this season, surpassing Didier Drogba’s record of 104 goals. Salah’s performances earned a spot in the 30-man nominees shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or recently and Falcao believes the forward has a good chance of winning the prestigious individual award this year....
World Cup Qualifiers: Pitch invaders target Salah during Egypt’s draw with Angola
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World Cup Qualifiers: Pitch invaders target Salah during Egypt’s draw with Angola

The 29-year-old helped the Pharaohs progress to the final qualifying round on Friday, but he was a victim of pitch invasion Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was targeted by many pitch invaders during Egypt's 2-2 draw with Angola in a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying match. There were three attempts by the invaders – who were all Angolese – to reach Salah for pictures in Friday's encounter at Estadio 11 de Novembro. The drama started at half-time but they could not reach him, and they continued trying after the break but still without success.  
Ballon d’Or 2021: Islam Slimani names player to win award
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Islam Slimani names player to win award

Algerian star and Lyon star, Islam Slimani has tipped Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah to win the 2021 ballon d’Or award. Salah appeared in the 30-man shortlist released by France Football for the individual award. The winner will be announced on November 29 and Salah would become the second African player to lift the prize after former Liberian star, George Weah. Asked if Salah can claim the prize, the former Leicester City forward said, “God willing, why not,” he told EuroSports. “He [Salah] is an Arab player like us and represents Arabs everywhere. It is an honour for us Arabs to have an Arab player that is a Ballon d’Or nominee if it’s him or Riyad Mahrez. “The most important is that he represents Arabs and the Muslim world.”
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 11 [Top 12]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 11 [Top 12]

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 11 games. The Egyptian international is ahead of Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and West Ham’s Michail Antonio on the goal chart. Salah has so far scored ten Premier League goals for Liverpool. The forward has three goals ahead of Vardy and four goals ahead of Antonio. Premier League top scorers after match-day eleven: 10 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 7 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) and 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham) and Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 5 goals: Raphinha (Leeds United). 4 goals: Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Neal Maupay (Brighton), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) and Ma...
Salah close to Ronaldo level, says Liverpool team-mate Jota
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Salah close to Ronaldo level, says Liverpool team-mate Jota

The Egyptian forward's sparkling form has seen him earn comparisons to one of the game's greats Diogo Jota says Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah is reaching the level of Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo after a blockbuster start to the season. Salah has scored 15 goals in 14 appearances to top Liverpool’s charts and is also their leading assist-maker with six. His dazzling form has helped lift Jurgen Klopp’s side into early title contention in the Premier League as well as secure a place in the Champions League knockout stages with two group matches to spare.
Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Salah, Ronaldo & the race for the Golden Boot
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Premier League top scorers 2021-22: Salah, Ronaldo & the race for the Golden Boot

Goal brings you all this season's top goalscorers from England's top division - who will come out on top? Harry Kane clinched the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with 23 goals, narrowly beating Mohamed Salah to the prestigious award. The race is on once more as the 2021-22 campaign heats up and there are a few more contenders in the mix for the top scorers accolade this time round. Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United, while Chelsea have been boosted by another returnee in Romelu Lukaku, and both will be keen to etch their names into history.  
Ballon d’ Or: Lothar Matthaus names convincing candidate for award
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Ballon d’ Or: Lothar Matthaus names convincing candidate for award

Germany legend, Lothar Matthaus has identified Chelsea’s Jorginho as the convincing candidate to win the Ballon d’ Or this year ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. Jorginho was recently named among 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or. The Italy international will battle Salah, Messi, Lewandowski, among others, for the Ballon d’ Or. “What Klopp’s superstar Salah has been delivering for a few months is, of course, absolutely world-class,” Matthaus told Sky Sport via Football365. “It’s quite possible that this will help him a lot in his choice of world footballer. But that wasn’t the case for the whole year. In the spring, he and Liverpool had serious problems. “Candidate Jorginho from Chelsea...
Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games
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Top scorers in Premier League after match-day 9 games

Following the conclusion of the Premier League match-day nine fixtures on Sunday night where Liverpool thrashed Manchester United 5-0 at Old Trafford, below are currently the highest goal scorers in the English top-flight league. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with ten goals. The Egyptian international scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s victory over Man United to take his tally to ten goals so far this season. Behind Salah is Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who has seven goals so far. Premier League top scorers after match-day nine: 10 goals: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool). 7 goals: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 6 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham). 5 goals: Sadio Mane (Liverpool). 4 goals: Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Bruno Ferna...
UEFA names Jorginho, Salah, others in Champions League team [Full list]
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UEFA names Jorginho, Salah, others in Champions League team [Full list]

UEFA on Thursday named Chelsea’s Jorginho and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website today following the conclusion of the group stage, match-day three fixtures on Wednesday night. Both Jorginho and Salah were impressive for their respective clubs against Malmo and Atletico Madrid. Below is the UEFA Champions League team of the week: Goalkeeper: Ivo Grbić (LOSC) Defenders: Sebastián Coates (Sporting CP) Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) Daley Blind (Ajax) Jordi Alba (Barcelona) Midfielders: Leroy Sané (Bayern) Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) Jorginho (Chelsea) Noah Okafor (Salzburg) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Forward: Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid)
UCL: You let yourself down – Peter Crouch slams Diego Simeone for snubbing Klopp’s handshake
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UCL: You let yourself down – Peter Crouch slams Diego Simeone for snubbing Klopp’s handshake

Peter Crouch has blasted Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone for snubbing Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp after their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Liverpool defeated Atletico 3-2 in the tensed and drama-filled encounter in Spain. The Reds took the lead at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita scoring to give the Premier League side a two-goal lead inside the opening 15 minutes. But Atleti drew level thanks to a quickfire brace from Antoine Griezmann who was later sent off for a high foot on Roberto Firmino. Salah scored his second of the night from the spot after Mario Hermoso floored Diogo Jota with a clumsy foul inside the box in the 78th minute. Crouch, who was on BT Sport monitoring the game, was flabbergasted as Simeone ran straight down the tun...
UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world
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UCL: Arsene Wenger names best striker in the world

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has identified Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as the finest attacking player on the planet presently. The Egyptian forward has netted 12 goals in his opening 11 appearances in all competitions this season for Liverpool. The 29-year-old is among the 30 nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Salah netted twice against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League encounter at the Wanda Metropolitano last night. “He’s top, top class and he’s certainly the best striker at the moment in the world because he scores goals that nobody else can score,” Wenger told beIN Sport. “You have to play street football to dribble past people like that in a short space. “He’s full of confidence and he’s creative. “Overall, I believe as well that he is ...
Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster
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Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster

The Hornets goalkeeper is in awe of how dangerous the Egyptian is in the final third and goalkeepers and defenders find it hard to face him Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted it is a nightmare for custodians when Mohamed Salah has the ball in the danger zone. The 38-year-old conceded five goals as Liverpool grabbed maximum points at Vicarage Road on Saturday in a Premier League outing. Salah was on target and also provided an assist as the Reds ran riot in the early kick-off to go briefly top of the table before Chelsea defeated Brentford by a solitary goal in a later match to reclaim the position.  
‘He will always score goals’ – Yakubu hails ‘special’ Mane on 100th Premier League goal
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‘He will always score goals’ – Yakubu hails ‘special’ Mane on 100th Premier League goal

The former Everton and Middlesbrough striker was full of praise for the Senegalese forward after seeing him join the English top flight’s 100 club Yakubu Ayegbeni claims Sadio Mane "will always score goals" after seeing him score his 100th Premier League goal against Watford on Saturday. The Senegal international became the third African player to reach the century goal mark as the Reds overpowered Claudio Ranieri’s Hornets 5-0 at the Vicarage Road. Just nine minutes into the fixture, the former Southampton player put the Anfield giants ahead, firing past goalkeeper Ben Foster after collecting an assist from Mohamed Salah.  
Liverpool’s Salah equals Drogba’s record as highest scoring African player in Premier League
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Liverpool’s Salah equals Drogba’s record as highest scoring African player in Premier League

The Egyptian star extended the Reds' lead with a second-half goal at Vicarage Road Mohamed Salah has equalled Didier Drogba's record as the highest-scoring African player in the Premier League after scoring a goal against Watford on Saturday. The two-time African Footballer of the Year scored his 104th league goal by extending the lead for Jurgen Klopp's side to 4-0. Salah benefitted from Roberto Firmino's pass in the 54th minute just before the Brazilian forward completed his hat-trick in stoppage time so secure the 5-0 win.    
Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool
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Neville names three clubs Salah could join if he leaves Liverpool

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has named three clubs Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah could join if he leaves Anfield. Neville listed Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona as possible destinations. According to him, he does not see Salah spending the rest of his career with the Reds. “I don’t think he will stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career,” Neville said on Sky Sports’ Overlap forum as quoted by Echo. “It’s my personal view. It’s always been that view but I could be wrong. “The Premier League would be weaker if he left. I just think you look at someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe, it’s not all about the money. “There’s a project and there’s something they have to achieve in their lives. They have to play at ...
Real reason why De Bruyne, Salah clashed with Mourinho at Chelsea
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Real reason why De Bruyne, Salah clashed with Mourinho at Chelsea

Former head of Chelsea’s loan department, Eddie Newton, has said Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah saw their careers end abruptly, due to a “personality clash” with then-manager Jose Mourinho. De Bruyne has gone on to become one of the best playmakers in the world and plays at Manchester City. Salah has established himself as one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players. However, both players failed to advance their careers at Stamford Bridge and Newton has explained why. “I think (the cases of) Salah and De Bruyne wasn’t about talent. “It was a personality clash [with Jose Mourinho]. I just didn’t think it was working at the time,” Newton told Goal. Salah moved to Chelsea from Basel for a fee reported to be near £11million and was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina in Italy...
Arsenal hero, Ian Wright snubs Ronaldo, Messi, names best player in Europe
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Arsenal hero, Ian Wright snubs Ronaldo, Messi, names best player in Europe

Arsenal hero, Ian Wright, has snubbed Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi and named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah as the best player in Europe on current form. Wright believes Salah is “probably” the best player in Europe on current form following his sparkling start to the new season with Liverpool. Salah has been impressive for Liverpool so far this season. The Egyptian international is currently the joint top goal scorer in the Premier League with six goals alongside Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. The former Chelsea star was also named among the 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or. Asked if Salah is the best player in Europe on current form, Wright told Optus Sport: “Probably at the moment with his form you could put him up ther...
Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk
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Ballon D’Or 2021: Salah tipped to win ahead of Messi, Lewandowsk

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has said Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is “one of the best players in the world” and should be in contention to clinch the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Salah had made the 30-man shortlist for the prize this year. The Egyptian is among 18 other Premier League footballers up for the award. Salah, 29, has already scored six goals in seven appearances in the league for the Reds. He also grabbed a brace in the 5-1 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League, having netted against AC Milan in a 3-2 in the first fixture. Salah, who arrived at Anfield in 2017 from AS Roma, has also become the fastest player in the club’s history to reach 100 goals. “Liverpool’s Egyptian forward [Salah] is producing a fantastic start of the season with impressive stats and a sensati...
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
Suarez vs Salah: Glen Johnson picks Liverpool’s best player of Premier League era
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Suarez vs Salah: Glen Johnson picks Liverpool’s best player of Premier League era

Former Liverpool defender, Glen Johnson, has picked Luis Suarez as the club’s best player of the Premier League era ahead of Mohamed Sala Johnson believes Salah is ‘right up there’ with Suarez, who currently plays for Atletico Madrid, but the Egyptian international is not number one. Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to score 100 Premier League goals when he netted in their 3-3 draw with Brentford last week and recorded a sensational solo effort as Liverpool drew 2-2 with Manchester City on Sunday. “What he has achieved has been amazing and I don’t think anybody could have envisioned that from his days at Chelsea. “Mohamed Salah is unbelievable and he is right up there amongst the best Liverpool players to have played in the Premier League.” He a...
Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents
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Three Arrested after Anfield flare-related Incidents

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing flares in Anfield before the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal but Kevin De Bruyne rescued a point for Manchester City in a classic contest that ended 2-2. In relation to incidents before the game, Merseyside Police said in a statement: "At around 3.05pm, three men were identified by officers as having possession of flares in the Anfield Road area, one of which was thrown, causing no damage or injury. "All were detained and have been arrested and taken into custody." The statement said a 38-year-old man, 35-year-old man, and 19-year-old man were all arrested. Assistant chief constable Rob Carden said: "A swift response from our officers on th...

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