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PSG finally finds Lionel Messi’s substitute.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Paris Saint-Germain, has chosen Liverpool legend Mohamed Salah to replace Lionel Messi at the French champions.

The Egyptian football icon will partner Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in PSG’s attack, according to El Nacional

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Messi’s current deal expired at the end of the current season and nothing has been finalised on a new contract.

The Argentine is looking at some jaw-dropping offers from Saudi Arabia and Major League Soccer and could be on his way out of PSG.

The PSG President for this reason is said to have identified the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finalist as a potential replacement for the football king.

Salah has scored 17 goals and has provided seven assists in 31 games across competitions for the Red this season despite Jurgen Klopp’s side struggles.



The Egyptian forward, who moved to Anfield in 2017, has scored 173 goals in 285 games and provided 70 assists for the Reds, helping them win the Champions League and the Premier League

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Liverpool stun fans amid 3 goals win against Ajax.

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Goals from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott earned Liverpool a comfortable 3-0 win over Ajax in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening.

The Reds put in a professional performance in the Johan Cruyff Arena against a spirited Ajax side who were made to pay for missing a number of chances in the opening 30 minutes.

Inside the opening two minutes Ajax came agonisingly close to opening the scoring. Brian Brobbey laid the ball off to Steven Berghuis inside of the Liverpool penalty are but, after drifting past Andy Robertson with ease, the forward could only find the foot of the post with his subsequent strike on goal.

Berghuis came close once again five minutes later, capitalising on a loose bit of play from Trent Alexander-Arnold to curl a great side-footed effort just wide of the left post.

Liverpool finally started to show some signs of life around the half-hour mark, pinning Ajax back in their defensive third with some controlled possession. This spell of possession almost culminated in a goal for Robertson, who fired off of the side-netting from a tight angle after being played through on goal by Roberto Firmino.
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Immediately after that chance, Ajax created – and spurned – and even better one. Following some great number nine play from Brobbey, the ball found its way out to Dusan Tadic on the left of the penalty area. The Serbian, after cutting inside, drilled the ball past Alisson but not Trent Alexander-Arnold who had tracked back well to make a vital block.

The home side were made to rue that missed chance on the stroke of half-time when Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead. The Egyptian brilliantly looped the ball over the onrushing Remko Pasveer on the half-volley from just outside the penalty area after being found by Jordan Henderson.

Moments later it was so nearly two, with Darwin Nunez hitting the post when he really should have scored after being gifted a chance to tap into an open net from six yards after being squared the ball by the unselfish Firmino.

Nunez would make amends at the start of the second when he was able to double the Reds’ lead. The summer signing headed home a wicked set piece delivery from Robertson to spare his own blushes in the 48th minute.

Just two minutes later Harvey Elliott was on hand to make it 3-0. The English youngster was played through on the right hand side of the penalty by a deft pass from Salah, before rifling the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle. A great finish from the youngster.

Despite going three behind, Ajax continued to press forward with real intent and came close to grabbing a consolation goal through substitute Kenneth Taylor – who ballooned over the bar after a sweeping team move.

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1. Liverpool (4-3-3)
GK – Alisson Becker – 5/10 – Ajax created chances but actually never forced the Liverpool number one into a notable save.

RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10 – Made a goal-saving block in the first half.

CB – Joe Gomez – 6/10 – Solid performance.

CB – Virgil van Dijk – 4/10 – Still not quite at his best and was bullied by Brian Brobbey on occasion. He’ll be happy with the clean sheet though.

LB – Andy Robertson – 8/10 – Brilliant. overall performance from the Scottish captain. Bagged an assist and everything. Top stuff.

CM – Harvey Elliott – 7/10 – Scored his second ever Champions League goal in wonderful fashion. Really tidy performance.
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CM – Fabinho – 6/10 – A decent performance in the second half after struggling with the pace of the game in the opening stages.

CM – Jordan Henderson – 7/10 – Great play in the lead up to Salah’s opener.

RW – Mohamed Salah – 8/10 – Lovely dinked finish to give Liverpool the lead and an equally lovely pass to set up the third.

ST – Roberto Firmino – 7/10 – Liverpool are a much, much better team when he’s on form. He was on Wednesday evening.

LW – Darwin Nunez – 6/10 – He missed an open goal in the first half, but was able to find the net in the second with a fantastic header.

SUB – Curtis Jones – 5/10 – Decent when he came on.

SUB – Fabio Carvalho – N/A.

SUB – James Milner – 5/10 – Helped kill the game.

SUB – Stefan Bajcetic – N/A.

SUB – Konstantinos Tsmikas – N/A.

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“Stupendous tie” – Salah, Son shares EPL golden boot

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Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min shared the Premier League Golden Boot on Sunday after both forwards scored on the final day of the season.


South Korea’s Son netted twice in Tottenham’s 5-0 win at Norwich to move to 23 goals — one clear of Salah, but the Egypt forward struck late in Liverpool’s 3-1 win at home to Wolves.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo finished third with 18 goals in his first season back in the Premier League.

Salah’s goal was ultimately in vain as Jurgen Klopp’s team finished one point behind Manchester City, who scored three goals in five minutes to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

Tottenham’s win secured a fourth-place finish, meaning they qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Son, 29, said it was “incredible” to have the award.

“I can’t believe it,” he told the BBC. “I got really emotional. I dreamed of it as a child. Literally it’s my in hands. I can’t believe it.


“Until my goal I was really frustrated that I missed big chances. I told the players I missed the easiest chances and scored one of the toughest ones.

“I didn’t give up. I wanted to score today. The team helped me a lot at half-time. They wanted to help me, you could see it today.”

Spurs manager Antonio Conte was delighted to see club and individual ambitions realised with the rout of the Canaries at Carrow Road.

“This was our target,” he told the BBC.

“First to get in the Champions League but then when there was a chance to help Sonny reach the top scorer, we enjoyed it,” the Italian added.

“I have seen his team-mates try to help him. The award is for Son but it’s for the whole team. They helped him reach this big achievement.”

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Jurgen Klopp ‘not sure’ if his contract would persuade Salah to stay.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he does not believe his new deal will be the deciding factor in whether star forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane commit their long-term futures to the club.

Salah and Mane, along with fellow attacker Roberto Firmino and midfielder Naby Keita, have contracts that expire next year.

With Klopp now staying until 2026, there is a greater degree of security at the club, but the German is not convinced that will make a huge difference to individual players’ decisions.

“If it is a positive sign for the boys, great, but I don’t think this will be the one decisive thing for whatever decision they want to make,” he said on Friday.

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“It is their own life but we just wanted to guarantee that everyone who wants to be here knows what he can expect.”

Egypt international Salah, whose negotiations have dragged on for several months, admitted last week it was not certain he would remain at Anfield, stressing the decision was not just about the money.

But Klopp said he did not make judgements about players’ loyalty based on whether they wanted to go elsewhere.

“If a player tells you early enough he wants to go then you have to deal with it,” Klopp said.

“I don’t judge people if they are loyal or not if they say during a contract ‘I want to go somewhere else and see what the weather is like or how the grass is there’.

“That’s not the case. I think you see loyalty in other areas.”

Salah was named the Football Writers’ Association player of the year on Friday.

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Klopp takes his side to Newcastle for the early kick-off on Saturday, looking to put pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City, who are playing later at Leeds, by opening up a two-point gap at the top.

With one foot in the Champions League final after a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the first leg of their semi-final and an FA Cup final against Chelsea next month, an unprecedented quadruple remains a possibility.

Klopp, whose side have already won the League Cup this season, said his new contract was the start of a new era at the club.

“We don’t think about changing the team in the next two or three years or whatever, but you have to prepare the little things so that you are ready for the future as well,” he said.

“That’s why I really think it’s a really good place to be or a good place to join, if not the perfect place.

“We cannot wait 10 years. We have to do it now. It’s no threat. This is only the start, to be honest. That’s the plan, that we really, really go for it.”

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Mo Salah, Sam Kerr wins English Football Awards.

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted footballer of the year by sportswriters in England, while Chelsea’s Australian striker Sam Kerr won the women’s award.

Salah took 48 percent of the vote for the Football Writers’ Association award, ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

Salah, whose 30 goals this season have spearheaded Liverpool’s bid for a quadruple of trophies, is in talks about a new contract, with the club increasingly hopeful the Egyptian international will stay at Anfield.

The 29-year-old wins the football writers’ award for the second time.

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Players from the two clubs locked in the Premier League title race, Liverpool and Manchester City, dominated the votes, with nine of manager Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool squad nominated and a total of six City players recognised.

Kerr, whose 18 goals have helped Chelsea top the Women’s Super League table, claimed 40 percent of the vote with Arsenal’s Dutch international forward Vivianne Miedema in second place and Lauren Hemp of Manchester City third.

Salah and Kerr, 28, are set to receive their awards at the Footballer of the Year dinner in London on May 5.

FWA chair Carrie Brown said: “Both Mo and Sam have been outstanding this season, breaking records for both club and country.

“As well as their performances on the pitch, they are leaders and standard bearers of excellence at their clubs and respective leagues.”

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Salah hints at international retirement after missing out on World Cup.

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Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has hinted that he could retire from international football after failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 29-year-old fell to Sadio Mane’s Senegal in a play-off, missing a penalty in the final shoot-out after being targeted by what felt like 1,000 laser pointers.

After the game, local media report Salah gave a rousing speech in the dressing room in which he suggested he may not be part of the team in future.



“I spoke with the players in the dressing room before the second leg and told them that I am proud to play with them and they are one of the finest groups I have played with,” he began.

“I have spent some time with the previous generations with Wael Gomaa and Mohamed Aboutrika as well as the Abdallah El Said generation and I am very happy with the current crop.

“Whether or not I am available in the future, I am proud to have been your team-mate. It was an honour for me.”

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Salah was quickly interrupted by an Egyptian official, who insisted: “You’ll be with us.”

Egypt fell to Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations earlier this month, again on penalties, with the damage being done before Salah could even step up and take his spot kick.

“I won twice and he lost twice, I was luckier to come out on top,” Mane said of his victories over Liverpool team-mate Salah.

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Juventus ‘working’ on huge contract offer for Salah.

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Juventus could capitalise on Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool contract standoff by tabling a mammoth financial package for the attacker with a view to bringing him in on a free transfer, according to a report.

Salah’s current deal at Anfield is due to expire in June 2023, and Noble Reporters Media understands talks remain at an impasse because owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are unwilling to meet the Egyptian’s wage demands – believed to be in excess of £400,000 per week.

The Reds’ highest earner is Virgil van Dijk on around £250,000 per week, and FSG do not want to break their wage structure to such an extent, while Sadio Mane could demand a similar figure as his contract expires at the same time.



According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the situation has piqued Juventus’ interest, and they could look to tempt the 29-year-old – who will be 31 by the time his Liverpool deal expires – to Turin with a huge financial package.

Juve are said to be ‘working’ on a four-year deal worth £10m net per season for the attacker, with some significant funds freed up following the news that Paulo Dybala will leave in the summer having failed to agree a new contract himself.

The Argentine earned £8.5m per year including bonuses, despite his persistent injury problems. The club is also set to benefit from lower taxes in Italy.

Salah has previously plied his trade in Serie A with both Fiorentina and Roma, but it remains to be seen whether a return to Italy would be his preference if he does walk away from Anfield at the end of his contract.

Both Salah’s manager Jurgen Klopp – on behalf of the club – and the player himself have recently insisted the ball is in the other’s court.

Speaking about the possibility of dressing room unrest as a result of the situation last week, Klopp said: “I don’t have to remind any player – and for sure not Mo – of that. No chance.

“Mo is not a guy for that, not at all. If I don’t line him up [in the team] then his mood goes down. That is possible but [it’s] not against the team or whatever.

“This season everyone is completely committed, we could have some players who don’t play often enough and aren’t in the squad enough and they could create a bad atmosphere. They don’t. They will not. It is a clear commitment for the team for this season and then we will talk about the rest – future, immediate, further.”

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He added: “It’s all fine, I don’t know about any kind of reaction or stuff like this. That’s not what I’m concerned about.

“It’s just I think that it’s how it should be in the moment. The decisive parties are in contact and the rest we will see.”

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Klopp insists Mo Salah’s contract standoff won’t affect Liverpool dressing room.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted Mohamed Salah’s contract standoff will not provoke dressing room unrest at the club.

Salah’s deal expires in summer 2023 and talks over a renewal are currently at an impasse due to the player’s wage demands, believed to be in excess of £400,000 per week.

For now the Egyptian’s future remains shrouded in uncertainty, with both Klopp – on behalf of the club – and the attacker recently insisting the ball is in the other’s court.

However, speaking in his press conference ahead of Liverpool’s crucial Premier League clash at Arsenal on Wednesday night, Klopp was adamant that Salah’s situation would not have a detrimental effect on the squad overall.

“I don’t have to remind any player – and for sure not Mo – of that. No chance,” the German coach said.



“Mo is not a guy for that, not at all. If I don’t line him up [in the team] then his mood goes down. That is possible but (it’s) not against the team or whatever.

“This season everyone is completely committed, we could have some players who don’t play often enough and aren’t in the squad enough and they could create a bad atmosphere. They don’t. They will not. It is a clear commitment for the team for this season and then we will talk about the rest – future, immediate, further.”

He added: “It’s all fine, I don’t know about any kind of reaction or stuff like this. That’s not what I’m concerned about.

“It’s just I think that it’s how it should be in the moment. The decisive parties are in contact and the rest we will see.”

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