Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

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Liverpool boss Klopp offers update on Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

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Pre-season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his players ahead of pre-season, and noted that Sadio Mane and Mo Salah will work their way into the season.

He noted that the Liverpool players who have been at the World Cup have of course got holidays and time off before they’re expected to come back to the club, ready for next season, after recharging their batteries and becoming ready for the fight ahead next season.

“That’s the start for them,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.

“They had their holiday and then they’ll come with us to the USA. They only had three weeks’ holiday so it means they didn’t lose too much.

“We have to see how they present and then we’ll see if they can play in the games. They will be there.

“And then the last group [of World Cup players] comes much later.”

KIEV, UKRAINE – MAY 26: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid and Sadio Mane of Liverpool console Mohamed Salah of Liverpool as he leaves the pitch injured during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

New objectives

Ahead of the new season, Liverpool will certainly have high objectives, with the Champions League final loss something they want to build on this season and go one step further, along with targeting the Premier League as well.

Mo Salah himself had a stunning season last time out, and will want to personally build on his achievements, with his goal tally something everyone is curious to see if it can be repeated and may happen again – something Liverpool fans will be hoping for and certainly something the player expects.

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Mohamed Salah could face three-game ban after Liverpool forward appeared to aim fist at Stoke defender Bruno Martins Indi’s face

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 It would come as a huge boost to Spurs striker Harry Kane as he looks to reel in Salah for the Golden Boot  

MO SALAH faces an anxious wait to see if he could be banned from Liverpool’s final two Prem games.

And that may give Spurs ace Harry Kane an extra boost as he seeks to haul back Salah’s five-goal lead in the race for the Golden Boot.

 This was the moment Mo Salah appeared to raise a balled fist into the face of Stoke man Bruno Martins Indi

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This was the moment Mo Salah appeared to raise a balled fist into the face of Stoke man Bruno Martins Indi
 There appeared nothing to get flustered about as the two footballers came close together

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There appeared nothing to get flustered about as the two footballers came close together
 But Mo Salah was clearly annoyed at something leading to a big flashpoint

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But Mo Salah was clearly annoyed at something leading to a big flashpoint

FA disciplinary beaks are expected to refer Salah’s clash with Stoke’s Bruno Martins Indi during Saturday’s goalless draw at Anfield to the three-man panel of ex-referees to rule if it was a red card offence.

The FA have been alerted to social media clips of the incident, in which the Egyptian superstar appears to flail a balled hand at Stoke’s Dutch defender near the half-way line.

Referee Andre Marriner did not spot the incident, which took place just before half-time.

Under FA rules, potential violent conduct incidents missed by the officials are referred to the panel of former whistlers, who must unanimously agree it was a sending off.

 Mo Salah capped off an incredible season by being named the PFA Player of the Year

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Mo Salah capped off an incredible season by being named the PFA Player of the Year

Last week, West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi avoided action when the three former refs – who view all referred incident separately – failed to agree he should have received a red card for an alleged punch on Liverpool’s Danny Ings.

Salah will discover in the next 24 hours if he faces a violent conduct charge, which would bring with it an automatic three-game ban ruling him out of the rest of the domestic campaign and the first game of next term.


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Mo Salah has been nothing short of a revelation for Liverpool this season

A suspension would end his chances of scoring the goal he needs to become the first player to score 32 in a 38-game Prem season.

But it could offer a glimmer of hope for Kane, who has four games left for Spurs this season, starting against Watford at Wembley tonight.

​Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah leaves the door open to Real Madrid move with cryptic comment — Aboolu

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Mohamed Salah has left the door open to a move to Real Madrid – but insists he is happy at Liverpool for now. Salah has been in stunning form for Liverpool since signing from Roma in the summer. And his goals have put Real Madrid on alert with Zinedine Zidane publicly praising him and the […]

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Mohamed Salah has left the door open to a move to Real Madrid – but insists he is happy at Liverpool for now.

Salah has been in stunning form for Liverpool since signing from Roma in the summer.

And his goals have put Real Madrid on alert with Zinedine Zidane publicly praising him and the Egypt boss claiming he is destined to play at the Bernabeu.

The Egypt star has scored 27 goals already – including 21 in the league – for the Reds and while he says he’s happy at Anfield he was coy when asked about a move to Spain.

“At the moment I am here,” he told Spanish publication Marca.

“I want to concentrate on my team and finish the season very well.”
And when asked about the comments from his national team boss Hector Cuper he refused to distance himself from them.

He said: ”Why do you think they say these things? I don’t have much to say about that. If I have to say something, I’ll say I’m happy at Liverpool.”

Salah has been revelation since joining Liverpool after a poor spell with Chelsea previously.

But he insists he always believed in himself and knew he could score goals at this level.

He has become one of the top players in the Premier League and the buy of the summer.
“I’ve always scored goals wherever I’ve played, but this year I’m doing so a lot more… it’s not a surprise for me,” he said on his form.

“After arriving here the first time [Chelsea] was always in my head, and after playing in Rome, coming back here to England was great because I love the Premier League.

“Last year I had some good performances for Roma, but I arrived as a forward and started playing out wide.

“This year I’m scoring more goals. In any case I want to help the team to win titles or be in a good position in the league.

“I didn’t do well (with Chelsea) because I didn’t play many games. I was there for one year, but I only played during the first six months. After that, I hardly participated.

“I went to Fiorentina, scored goals, then in Rome I played very well and returned to England. But it’s not a matter of succeeding or not.”

Antonio Conte responds to Jose Mourinho’s claim that it was Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah — Metro

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The Egyptian has been a revelation since leaving Roma for Liverpool last summer (Picture: Getty)Antonio Conte insists he sympathises with Jose Mourinho following the criticism he has received for overseeing Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah. Salah endured a troubled 18-month spell at Chelsea under Mourinho and was loaned out to Fiorentina before sealing a…

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Antonio Conte insists he sympathises with Jose Mourinho following the criticism he has received for overseeing Chelsea’s decision to sell Mohamed Salah.

Salah endured a troubled 18-month spell at Chelsea under Mourinho and was loaned out to Fiorentina before sealing a permanent move to Roma.

The Egypt international rediscovered his confidence and rebuilt his reputation in Serie A before returning to the Premier League in the summer following a £38million transfer to Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah Named PFA Player Of The Year Ahead Of Rival Kevin De Bruyne As Liverpool Ace Beats Man City Star To Top Prize

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DELIGHTED Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been crowned PFA Player of the Year.

A delighted Salah said: “It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it.

“[The first Egyptian to win?] Hopefully I’m not the last one! I’m very proud to win and I’ve worked very hard.

“You’re comparing you name with some great names. To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.

“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record and also break the one for (42-game season). Let’s see what will happen.”

Salah added: “It’s an honour to win this as Player of the Year in the Premier League and especially because it’s voted by the players. So I’m very happy and very proud to win it.

“From day one I left the Premier League I wanted success here … I think I left and I came back as a different person … I didn’t have my chance (at Chelsea).”

The Egyptian fought off competition from Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne to scoop the prestigious individual prize on Sunday night.

Salah has scored an incredible 31 Premier League goals during his first season at Anfield, and has also helped himself to nine assists.

The former Chelsea man has been instrumental in Liverpool’s top four push under Jurgen Klopp.

Salah joined the Reds from Roma last summer for £37million and has quickly established himself as a club icon.

The 25-year-old has also been banging in the goals in Europe, leading Liverpool to a Champions League semi-final clash with Roma.

De Bruyne finished runner-up to Salah, with the Belgian sure to be disappointed at missing out on English football’s top individual accolade.

He has been the main man in City’s incredible title win, scoring eight goals and 15 assists this season.

The other players up for the award were Manchester United’s Davd De Gea, Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester City duo David Silva and Leroy Sane.

Sane was named Young Player of the Year.

Jose Mourinho Blames Chelsea For Selling Liverpool Star Mohamed Salah – And Says The Blues Lied About His Departure

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 Mo Salah was sold by Chelsea after a failed two-year spell at Stamford Bridge

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has laid the blame squarely at Chelsea’s door for selling Mo Salah in 2016.

The Egyptian star left Stamford Bridge under Mourinho’s reign after a failed two-year spell.

But the Manchester United boss insists he didn’t make the decision to sell Salah, who has lit up Europe this season with 43 goals for Champions League chasing Liverpool.

 Jose Mourinho said Chelsea are to blame for selling Mo Salah in 2016

Salah left Chelsea for Roma in 2016 before the Reds brought him for £40million last summer.

Mourinho told ESPN Brazil: “People say that I was the one that sold Salah and it is the opposite.

“I was the one that bought Salah. I was the one that told Chelsea to buy Salah.

“But he came as a young kid, physically he was not ready, mentally he was not ready, socially and culturally he was lost and everything was tough for him.

“We decided to put him on loan and he asked for that as well.

“Chelsea decided to sell him, OK?

 Mo Salah has forced his way into Ballon d'Or contention with his stunning performances for Liverpool this season

“And when they say that I was the one that sold him it is a lie.

“I agreed to send him on loan, I thought it was necessary, I thought that Chelsea had wingers.

“Some of them are still there like Willian, [Eden] Hazard and all those players already in a different level.”

Mourinho added: “But effectively I did buy Salah, I didn’t sell Salah, but it doesn’t matter.

“What matters is that he is a fantastic player, and I am really happy for everything that is happening for him and especially because he scores against everyone and he didn’t score against us in two games.”

Liverpool vs. Stoke City: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

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Liverpool vs. Stoke City: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Jurgen Klopp manager / head coach of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

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Liverpool and Stoke City have very different priorities heading into the final weeks of the 2017-18 season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have just about wrapped up a top-four finish in the Premier League and are unlikely to be fully focussed on Saturday’s home clash against the Potters given they have the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against Roma just four days later.

Stoke, meanwhile, are fighting for their lives in the relegation battle and must win at Anfield given they are four points from safety.

Saturday’s clash on Merseyside should then be an intriguing contest. Read on for a preview of the contest, along with scheduling and viewing information.

Date: Saturday, April 28

Time: 12:30 p.m. BST, 7:30 a.m. ET

TV Info: Live on Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBCSN (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go, NBC Sports App

Preview

Liverpool were devastating as they routed Roma 5-2 in their semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

Per Squawka, Mo Salah netted twice to continue his incredible 2017-18 season as the Reds put one foot in the final:

Were Stoke to come up against a Liverpool side in that kind of form on Saturday they would be blown away.

However, it seems likely Klopp will rest some of his key players so they are ready for the return leg at the Stadio Olimpico.

Given the circumstances, it also seems unlikely Liverpool will be as motivated to perform as they were against Roma.

The Anfield outfit have little left to play for in the English top flight this season, while Stoke can only afford a victory.

The problem for Paul Lambert’s side, though, is they are winless in 11 Premier League games.

They need to remember how to win, and fast.

It is not guaranteed that Klopp will rest his key front men for the Stoke clash, although he will have no option to play Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was stretchered off against Roma, per football broadcaster Melissa Reddy:

Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have the ability to seal the three points with early goals should they start, after which they could then be substituted.

But there is also the chance that one of them could pick up an injury.

Liverpool’s top-four spot is not guaranteed, but it is also not in any immediate danger.

It will be a balancing act for Klopp to decide what team he puts out, as even a second string XI could likely claim all three points against an out-of-form Stoke.

But the Potters are in a brutal relegation scrap and that means they will pose Liverpool some danger, as West Bromwich Albion did last time out in claiming a 2-2 draw against the Reds.

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Liverpool 3-0 Southampton: MATCH RECAP — The Sturridge Dance

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Well, we have had a very entertaining international break, but I for one am thrilled to have club football back! I will recap all the major events of this weekend in club football once it is all wrapped up, but let me dive into my first matchday analysis of my beloved Reds, as they took […]

Well, we have had a very entertaining international break, but I for one am thrilled to have club football back! I will recap all the major events of this weekend in club football once it is all wrapped up, but let me dive into my first matchday analysis of my beloved Reds, as they took on Southampton at Anfield today.

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I must admit, when I first saw the teamsheet, I was scared to death. Yesterday, when I heard that Joel Matip had gone out with an injury, I thought “Ok that is bad, but we will be fine. Joe Gomez has been brilliant at center back for England, it is time for Jurgen Klopp to play him in his natural role” However, when I saw the teamsheet I did not see Gomez next to Ragnar Klavan, but Dejan Lovren instead. It was at that very moment that I thought, Southampton are gonna win this aren’t they? Lovren is so mistake prone I doubt he can even get out of bed without falling on his arse.  I was also dissapointed to see the in form Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain left on the bench, in exchange for our “Captain”, the backwards passing extraordinaire Jordan Henderson, who at this point I think we can all agree, the only time his name should ever be in the same sentence as Steven Gerrard’s is “Jordan Henderson is not in the same stratosphere as Steven Gerrard as a player and captain for Liverpool”. I was happy to see Philippe Coutinho back from injury, but overall, at kickoff time, I was very nervous, and expecting to be filled with rage.

The first half hour of the game went about as I expected, Liverpool had a lot of the ball and did nothing but piss about with it, Southampton stayed back and defended and largely stopped us from creating anything, with Virgil Van Dijk winning lots of balls in the air and snuffing out attacks (cue “Welcome to Heartbreak” by Kanye West). Then, in the 31st minute, Dusan Tadic was robbed in his own half by Roberto Firmino, who then found Klavan, who passed to Gini Wijnaldum, who squared it to MOOOOOOOO SAAAAALLLLLLAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Salah curled it into the net from outside the box. Ten minutes later, Salah ran onto an absolutely amazing through ball from Coutinho and finished, to give the Reds a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime. Liverpool did not let up, and absolutely dominated the second half. They got their well deserved third goal in the 68th minute, when Firmino’s shot was parried right into the path of Coutinho by goalkeeper Fraser Forster (yes, sometimes when I curse the very existence of Simon Mignolet I realize things could be much worse), and Coutinho tapped it into the open net for an easy goal for himself.

The rest of the game was largely just a formality, two teams going through the motions waiting for the final whistle, and I was thrilled at what turned out to be a dominating win. Lovren didn’t even make a single mistake for once, besides almost injuring our future defender Van Dijk. I did not have any criticisms for once, except for the second coming of Christ Daniel Sturridge getting no playing time. Well in REDS!

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Three things I learned from the match today

  1. Liverpool are starting to find their form

Since our nightmare 4-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham, in which I decided I would take 4 more years of Donald Trump if it meant never having to endure the waste of a human being that is Dejan Lovren trying to defend again, Liverpool have played very well. They have now won their last 4 games 3-0, 3-0, 4-1, and 3-0. That is 13 goals scored to only one conceded, and we are now only a point off the top 4. We are finally starting to finish all the chances we missed at the beginning of the year, our defense has looked improved (KNOCK ON WOOD), and we are quietly going about a very good period of momentum. Granted, Huddersfield, Maribor, West Ham, and Southampton are not the most daunting opponents, but it is good to get back to winning ways. There is still work to be done, our defense still needs work (YOU DONT HAVE TO GET ON THE BUS BACK TO SOUTHAMPTON VIRGIL), and the games against Sevilla and Chelsea next week are a real test of how much we have learned, but I am quietly optimistic. We are winning games in a dominant fashion, and Klopp can now finally unleash his big 5 of Salah, Coutinho, Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Adam Lallana for the first time this year. Things are looking up Reds!

2. Southampton are awful

I like Mauricio Pellegrino a lot. He is a former LFC player and coach, and I truly believe he is a good manager, but he is in the wrong job. Appointing a very defensive minded coach to a club which already has a good defense, but needs work on the attack is a bad idea. His ideas can work well at clubs suited to his style, but someone so keen on defending is not the man to fix such a stuttering attack. Southampton didn’t even get a single shot on target today against OUR DEFENSE, and it says something when their starting striker today hasn’t scored a goal since February. Their attack just looked completely out of ideas, and things need to change fast. I think now might be the moment when the Saints realize their model of selling anyone at the right price, because there are always cheaper alternatives, is just not sustainable in the Premier League. Sad!

3. Mohamed Salah is the King of Egypt

What more can be said about this guy. He has now scored more goals to start his Liverpool career than anyone in LFC history, beating the record of Robbie Fowler, a man so good the Kop literally nicknamed him “God”. He has scored more goals than any LFC player since Luis Suarez left us, and it is only mid November! He is the top scorer in the whole Premier League!!! This man is just out of this world. To think we only needed to spend 32 million pounds on him! The gods Isis and Osiris built a pyramid in his honor. King Tut has a framed picture of Mohamed Salah in his tomb. Cats bow down at the feet of Salah. He is the best signing this club has made since Suarez, and I can only hope his insane goalscoring continues. Long Live our Pharoah, MOHAMED SALAH!

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Liverpool Lineup

GK: #22 Simon Mignolet

RB: #66 Trent Alexander-Arnold

CB: #6 Dejan Lovren

CB: #17 Ragnar Klavan

LB: #18 Alberto Moreno

CM: (captain) #14 Jordan Henderson

CM: #5 Georginio Wijnaldum

CM: #10 Phillipe Coutinho

LW: #19 Sadio Mane

RW: #11 Mohamed Salah

ST: #9 Roberto Firmino

Substitutes:

#1 Loris Karius (GK)

#7 James Milner

#12 Joe Gomez

#15 Daniel Sturridge

#21 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

#23 Emre Can

#29 Dominic Solanke

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

 

Southampton Lineup

GK: #44 Fraser Forster

RB: #2 Cedric Soares

CB: #17 Virgil Van Dijk

CB: #6 Wesley Hoedt

LB: #21 Ryan Bertrand

CDM: #14 Oriol Romeu

CDM: (captain) #8 Steven Davis

LAM: #11 Dusan Tadic

CAM: #19 Sofiane Boufal

RAM: #22 Nathan Redmond

ST: #7 Shane Long

Substitues

#13 Alex Mccarthy (GK)

#3 Maya Yoshida

#10 Charlie Austin

#16 James Ward-Prowse

#20 Manolo Gabbiadini

#23 Pierre-Emilie Hojbjerg

#33 Matt Targett

Manager: Mauricio Pellegrino

Man of the Match Award: MOHAMED SALAH!

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Steven Gerrard: Salah is better than Messi and Ronaldo right now — INKLING LEAGUE

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25 April Steven Gerrard has covered Mo Salah in praise for another decisive performance for Liverpool. The Egyptian star has taken his seasonal goal tally to 43 goals in 47 games in all competitions with a two-goal, two-assist performance against former club Roma. While the ex-Giallorossi refused to celebrate against the Lupa, he has put them […]

Steven Gerrard has covered Mo Salah in praise for another decisive performance for Liverpool. 

The Egyptian star has taken his seasonal goal tally to 43 goals in 47 games in all competitions with a two-goal, two-assist performance against former club Roma.

While the ex-Giallorossi refused to celebrate against the Lupa, he has put them on the brink of Champions League elimination. According to Steven Gerrard, however, the real debate is a different one: to the former Anfield mainstay, Salah is the best player in the world at the moment.

“It’s difficult to compare him to your Ronaldo’s and Messi’s because they’ve done it for so long and consistently year in year out,” he said on BT Sport, where he is a pundit.

“But without a shadow of a doubt he’s the best player on the planet right now.”

“Wow. I’m running out of words really.

“Two exquisite finishes. The first one, the accuracy in terms of knocking the stanchion off.

“And the second one, the double run at first to kid Juan Jesus the left centre-back.

“And then to get in and sit the keeper down with the calmness.”

 

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Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah hugs Roma players in tunnel before stunning Champions League display — The Sun

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MO SALAH shared a touching hug with his former Roma team-mates before he went on to put them to the sword in the Champions League semi-finals. The Liverpool winger, 25, has netted 43 goals in all competitions this season and continued a run of form that is simply out of this world. Mo Salah greets…

MO SALAH shared a touching hug with his former Roma team-mates before he went on to put them to the sword in the Champions League semi-finals.

The Liverpool winger, 25, has netted 43 goals in all competitions this season and continued a run of form that is simply out of this world.

But part of what makes him such a special player is his humble nature and the fact that he does not forget old friends.

And there was no chance he would forget his pals at former club Roma, as he embraced Radja Nainggolan and what appears to be one of Roma’s directors.

All the niceties ended there though, as Salah ran riot against his former team-mates, cutting in from the left after 36 minutes to bend an effort off the far post and inside for a stunning goal.

He then scored another, racing on to a through ball to dink the ball over Giallorossi keeper Alisson as it rolled over the line for 2-0.

In the second half it did not get any easier for the former Chelsea and Fiorentina man, as he turned supplier for goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The Italian media have this morning reacted with surprise that Roma sold Salah for so cheap after his display.


DAVE KIDD As for Mo Salah, no Egyptian has screwed the Romans like that since Cleopatra


Sporting director Monchi admitted he had to flog the Egyptian for £34.4million, while the fee could eventually rise to £44.4m, but he was constrained by Financial Fair Play.

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“It’s true, I gave up Salah, but forced by Uefa constraints.

“Last year we were forced to sell by June 30th and if we had not done it that day we would not be in the Champions League semi-finals.

“Our accounts were under strict control from Uefa and when I arriived there was an offer of [£26m], then with the bonuses it went up to [£44m].”

 

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‘Mo Salah is the POTY, not Kevin De Bruyne’ – Alan Shearer

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2017-18 Player of the Year

The morning after Man City won the Premier League title, AlanShearer has used his weekly column in the Sun to analyse the Premier League Player of the Year award.

Over the weekend, the PFA announced the six nominees for the prize.

The two frontrunners are Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Man City’s De Bruyne.

They are joined on the shortlist by Harry Kane, David de Gea, Leroy Sane and David Silva.

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According to Shearer, Salah should win the top award over De Bruyne.

That’s despite the fact that the Belgian has been outstanding as Man City have won their third Premier League title.

Shearer believes Liverpool’s win over Man City in the Champions League was key to Salah edging KDB:

(Salah) would now get my vote for Player of the Year.

I said I would wait to see what happened in Liverpool’s Champions League game with Manchester City before I hung my hat on Salah or Kevin De Bruyne for that award

What Salah did in those two ties, scoring his goals and pulling his team through to the semi-final, he would now be my pick.

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Player of the Year odds

Following the weekend’s action in the Premier League, the bookies have repriced the frontrunners for the 2017-18 Player of the Year.

Mo Salah is now the 3/10 favourite to win the award. Kevin De Bruyne is the 21/10 second favourite, while Harry Kane is now out at 33/1.

Looking further afield, David Silva is the 50/1 fourth favourite, while Sergio Aguero is 90/1.

See the full betting odds below.

Paddy Power: 2017-18 Player of the Year odds

Also see: 2019 Premier League outright odds: Liverpool & Man United favourites to stop Man City.

Champions League odds: Liverpool’s odds crash, Real Madrid favourites.

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Mohamed Salah reveals how much he wants to beat Harry Kanes

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Mohamed Salah vs Harry Kane

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was again on the scoresheet for Liverpool over the weekend.

Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0 at Anfield on Saturday night in the Premier League.

Salah scored the second of the game to move onto 30 Premier League goals for the season.

As for Tottenham, they were beaten 3-1 by Man City at Wembley on Saturday.

Harry Kane failed to add to his goals tally against the Sky Blues.

Kane has 25 Premier League goals this season.

Salah: I want to beat Kane

So how important is it for Salah to beat Kane to be the Premier League top scorer?

The Egyptian has spoken to the press following the Bournemouth game to discuss what being the Premier League’s top marksman would mean:

Of course it is in my mind. Of course I cannot lie – it is in my mind.

But you know, you can see (on Saturday) with the team everyone tries to pass the ball to me to help me.

I am also sure that Tottenham’s players try to help Harry Kane, and also Manchester City’s try to help Sergio Aguero. It’s like that, but in the end we play as a team.

Do I want my team-mates to pass the ball more? Yes, but they pass the ball anyway!

Now we still have four (Premier League) games and they have five or six games so I have to think about my games and we see.

Top goalscorer odds

Following his goal against Bournemouth, the bookies have reacted by slashing odds on the Liverpool star topping the scoring charts.

In a clear sign that the bookies want to deter punters from betting on Salah, the Egyptian is now priced at 1/10.

As for Harry Kane, his blank against Man City has pushed the bookies to extend his odds.

Punters can now back Kane to catch Salah in the scoring charts at 13/2.

Also see: 2018 Ballon d’Or: Mo Salah’s odds crash, Cristiano Ronaldo the favourite.

Champions League winners: Liverpool odds slashed, Real Madrid favourites.

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