SALAH ON SONG AGAINST CITY

African football star Mohamed Salah was on song as his Liverpool side won the Community Shield this year by beating Manchester City. The two teams met at the King Power Stadium, the home of Leicester City, to determine who will succeed the Foxes as Community Shield winners. Leicester City won last year’s Community Shield by beating Manchester City 1-0 thanks to the late goal from Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Community Shield is contested by the winners of the FA Cup and the Premier League. Manchester City won the Premier League title for the fourth time in five seasons last season, while Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final to win the competition after the two teams had played goalless in 120 minutes. Continue reading “SALAH ON SONG AGAINST CITY”

LIVERPOOL END CAMPAIGN WITH PERFECT RECORD

Premier League title contenders Liverpool ended their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign with a perfect record following the 2-1 comeback win over Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan in Group B. African football star Mohamed Salah was one of the two Liverpool goalscorers as they recovered from a goal down to beat the Rossoneri away from home.

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AC Milan came into the final set of games in Group B with a chance to qualify for the next round. The Rossoneri needed to beat Liverpool at home to have any chance of moving into the knockout stage as far as this season’s Champions League is concerned. On their part, Liverpool had a perfect Champions League record and the target was to endthe group stage with a perfect record.
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Is Salah The Messi Of African Football?

Following his record at Liverpool since joining the Anfield club, Mohamed Salah is already regarded as one of the best wingers in Premier League history, attracting comparisons to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, and the likes. Salah probably didn’t see a day like this coming when he was at Chelsea given that he was rarely given a chance to prove himself and show what he was truly capable of. Under José Mourinho’s tenure at Stamford Bridge, a lot of talented players were allowed to leave the club, including Salah.

Upon his exit from Stamford Bridge, Salah knew he had to take whatever chance he gets next to prove that his former manager was wrong to have let allowed him to leave. He then joined Italian Serie A side AS Roma where he would go on to establish himself as a superb player. At Roma, the Egyptian forward developed into a true forward and became a prolific goalscorer. He was in a blistering form and enjoying his football until Liverpool came knocking that they wanted to have him.
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Liverpool manager leaps into the defence of Mohamed Salah

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has leapt into the defence of Mohamed Salah amid his six-match scoring drought for the club. The Egypt international has been the Reds’ standout performer since joining them in 2017 but he has experienced a rare scoring drought in the past month where he has been both unlucky and poor with his finishing.

Speaking in a press conference, Klopp said that Salah has been getting into good positions but he has not been lucky in terms of the scoring. He added that the attacker’s drought could be considered as a good sign, given the likes of Sadio Mane have turned up to make the difference, he quipped: “It is good that we split the goals a little bit, absolutely it’s good. We have 73 points and each goal we scored brought us there, and from time to time it’s clicking for the one [player] more. To explain the situation of Mo a little bit because I think he is in outstanding shape, but the situation he had in the last second [against Bayern] when Sule came – that’s a goal if Sule would switch off. Mo did everything right and nobody can know if Sule is there to put his foot in.”
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