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Is Mohamed Salah The Best Player In The World Right Now?

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Mohamed Salah was hailed as 'the best player on the planet' after his extraordinary performance put Liverpool on the brink of the Champions League final.

Steven Gerrard, the last Liverpool captain to lift the European Cup in 2005, led the praise on BT Sport for the newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year, who scored twice and provided the assists for two further goals as Jurgen Klopp side's built up a remarkable 5-2 first leg lead against Roma.

Why has England boss Roy Hodgson called up Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling?

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The video above should tell you exactly why. The Liverpool winger has made a flying start to the season, as demonstrated by his highlights reel from Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Manchester City. He was arguably the Reds' best player in that match. After not exactly getting off on the right foot with manager Brendan Rodgers, [.

Lionel Messi

Salah can pass Messi and be best in world, says Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona’s five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi are premature, but that the Egyptian is on his way to one day becoming the best player in the world.

Salah’s stunning season continued with a four-goal haul in a 5-0 thrashing of Watford at Anfield to take his tally for the season to 36 on Saturday - the most goals ever scored by a Liverpool player in their debut year at the club.

Argentina frets over possible Messi-less World Cup

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina awakened on Friday to the horrifying possibility of a World Cup without the “world’s best player”, Lionel Messi.

The Albiceleste drew 0-0 at home to Peru on Thursday to fall not only out of the four automatic South American qualifying places for next year’s finals in Russia, but also the fifth place that offers a play-off spot against New Zealand.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard working on Luis Suarez to convince him to stay

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his talking regularly to Luis Suarez in an attempt to convince the wantaway striker to stay at Anfield. The Uruguay international is desperate to leave the club, with Arsenal his most likely destination. But Gerrard has not yet given up on talking Suarez into committing his future to Liverpool.

Video: Neymar unveiled at Barcelona

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New Barcelona signing Neymar has been officially unveiled at Camp Nou. The Brazil star followed his appearance in the game against England on Sunday evening by hopping straight on a plane to Spain. He went through the tried and tested Barca marquee signing course of airport mobbing, undergoing a medical, posing with the short and, [.

The top reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo is sad

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The biggest story in Spain this past weekend was the statement that Cristiano Ronaldo is sad. He didn't celebrate either goals scored against Granada on September 2, 2012 and says his feelings are not about demanding a bigger contract. It's been a bit of mystery for most as Ronaldo is in his prime, playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and on pace to be considered one of the all-time greats.

Sad Ronaldo reveals unhappiness after recent match

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By BRYAN ROBISON

After becoming the tenth player in Real Madrid history to score 150 goals with the club, Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to show a lack of enthusiasm, and admitted as much after the match that he refused to celebrate the milestone.

Barca’s Andrés Iniesta Named Best Player In Europe

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Andrés Iniesta has been named the winner of the 2011/12 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, finishing ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an extremely close vote.

Iniesta received 19 votes while Messi and Ronaldo both picked up 17 votes.

The Barcelona midfielder, who helped Spain defend their European Championship title this summer, collected his prize following today's UEFA Champions League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and said:

"I'm very happy to receive such recognition.

Andrés Iniesta Named ‘UEFA Best Player In Europe’ Ahead Of Messi And Ronaldo

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By Alan Duffy

Barcelona's ghostly-paloured schemer, Andrés Iniesta, has come out on top of the pile in UEFA's 2011/12 Best Player In Europe awards. The Spaniard beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize which is voted for by journos across Europe.

Andres Iniesta wins UEFA Player of the Year

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  • FC Barcelona piared with Benfica, Spartak Moscow and Celtic in Group G.
  • Andres Iniesta won the UEFA Best Player of the YEAR beating Messi and Ronaldo.


Andres Iniesta wins UEFA Palyer of Year

Andres Iniesta won UEFA's top Award in a night when FC Barcelona was drawn to play Benifica, Spartak Moscow and Celtic in Group G of this 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.

Andrés Iniesta Named Best Player In Europe

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Andrés Iniesta has been named the winner of the 2011/12 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, finishing ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in an extremely close vote.

Iniesta received 19 votes while Messi and Ronaldo both picked up 17 votes.

The Barcelona midfielder, who helped Spain defend their European Championship title this summer, collected his prize following today's UEFA Champions League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and said:

"I'm very happy to receive such recognition.

Andres Iniesta’s surprise upon winning the 2012 UEFA Best Player in Europe award

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Andres Iniesta won the 2012 UEFA Best Player in Europe award, beating out heavily favored accolade vacuums Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It was a surprising recognition from journalists representing each of UEFA's 53 member nations who voted live at the Champions League draw.

Messi, of course, scored a world record 73 goals last season and Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a La Liga title while also reaching the Champions League semifinals and Euro 2012 semifinals while also scoring 63 goals himself.

Javier Pastore

PSG will make Neymar ‘best in world’ – Pastore

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has pledged Neymar that his new club will help him become the best player on the planet.

Neymar became the most expensive player in history when the Ligue 1 giants snatched the 25-year-old Brazilian from Barcelona after paying the 222 million euros ($264m) release clause.

PSG will make Neymar ‘best in world’ – Pastore

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has pledged Neymar that his new club will help him become the best player on the planet.

Neymar became the most expensive player in history when the Ligue 1 giants snatched the 25-year-old Brazilian from Barcelona after paying the 222 million euros ($264m) release clause.

Arsenal

“I’m the best player in Kenya and my dream is to play for Arsenal”

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A Kenyan youngster who claims to be the 'best player' in his country has urged Arsenal...

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Premier League Player of the Season: Halftime Review

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Premier League Player of the Season: Halftime Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

We're over half way through this season's 2014/15 Premier League campaign, and at this midway point it's worth taking a look at who are the front runners for this years Premier League Player of the Season Award.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup warns Arsenal off Michu

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has warned Arsenal that Michu is not for sale at any price. The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Spaniard as they struggle to secure the signing of Luis Suarez. But Laudrup has told them that the Swans don't need to sell their star striker and have no [...]

Liverpool and Arsenal battle for MK Dons youngster Dele Alli

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MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli is reportedly a transfer target for Liverpool and Arsenal. The 6ft 2in 17-year-old is likely to be sold very soon with both clubs interesting in wrapping up a deal before the transfer window closes. But he could be loaned straight back to his current club to ensure he continues to [.

Transfer Window Review – is our team better than previous years?

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Due to the fact that for the close of the transfer window we had a game following up a few short days later, we didn't get much of a chance to have a good look at what Arsenal achieved during the window. Sure, at the moment the team is looking pretty solid defensively, and that just goes to show that the key to success does not revolve around signing expensive, world-class players whenever we lose some games.

Poll: Player of the month

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Its that awful time again. The international break. I hate international football unless its the tournament itself.

So we will need to work out some things to fill in the time. I have another piece in the works, and should be up in a few more days.

I'd like to see who our readers think has been the best player of the past month.

English Premier League

The 2013/14 Summer Transfer Window Awards

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The summer transfer window of 2013/14 had the potential to be the most dramatic of all transfer windows. But was it? At the start of the summer (how long ago does that feel?), for the first time in the history of the Premier League the top three teams changed their manager. The return of the [...]

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 22-23 December

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1. Rafa Benitez attempted to throw his weight behind the Roberto Di Matteo protests by encouraging his team to score 16 goals against Aston Villa. 2. You know you're in trouble when you've lost 8-0, your goalkeeper has saved a penalty and was your best player by a mile. 3. Puffa coat-wearing manager watches his [.

Allen Embraces Added Pressure

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Joe Allen claims to have 'massive belief' in his ability and to have embraced the pressure which accompanies a big-money move to Liverpool.
The Wales international moved to Anfield during the summer transfer window in a £15million switch from Swansea.
He may only be 22, but Allen is now regarded as a key figure for club and country.

Real Madrid

Paulinho says Gareth Bale is staying at Tottenham

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Brazil star Paulinho says that Spurs will keep hold of Gareth Bale this summer. The midfielder is on the verge of completing his move to White Hart Lane, and has revealed that assurances that the club's Welsh winger would line-up alongside him next season were key to his decision. He said: "It is important for [.

£60m price tag slapped on Tottenham’s Gareth Bale… by Real Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane

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Normally in a transfer saga, it's the selling club that puts a price tag on the player that's in demand. But in the case of Gareth Bale, Zinedine Zidane director of football at Real Madrid, one of Bale's main suitors has done the job for them. Doing his best Antiques Roadshow impression, Zizou [...]

Cristiano Ronaldo Refuses To Celebrate Goals Against Granada, Cites ‘Professional Problems’ At Real Madrid, Sparks Inevitable Exit Rumours

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By Chris Wright

Cristiano Ronaldo took his goal tally for Real Madrid to a peerless 150 in 149 games with a couple of goals against Granada on Sunday evening, though his reaction (or lack thereof) has caused seismic waves in rumour-mill circles with a glum Ronaldo flat-out refusing to celebrate.

Squad Appraisal: The United midfield does not need Dembele

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Ducky's Note: Seeing as how the Chelsea corner of this blog did a midfield appraisal of their squad, the United corner feels compelled to respond in kind. Thankfully, we have Aniruddha Raje doing just that, with a specific focus on the man who suddenly has United fans trembling in their boots to 'face him two more times this season', Moussa Dembélé.

Newcastle United

Who Was Magpies’ Best Player In 0-0 Draw Against Metalist Kharkiv?

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Papiss Cisse in action tonight Let us know who you thinkNewcastle'sbest player was tonight oin the disappointing 0-0 draw against Metalist Kharkiv.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Reading?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle best player was against Reading this afternoon in the 2-2 draw at the Madejski Stadium.


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Norwich?

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Vurnon Anita in action against Norwich this afternoon Let us know who you think Newcatsle's best player was against Norwich City this afternoon.


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Maritimo?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was tonight against Maritimo.


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player At Everton?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle's best player was at Goodison Park tonight in theexciting2-2 draw.


Ben Arfa The Man Of The Moment On Tyneside

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It took Hatem Ben Arfa a while, but this year he has shown the fantastic form he was renowned for when he played for French Champions Lyon and Marseilles, and in the first three Premier League games of the season, the 13 times capped French International has been Newcastle's best player in every game.

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Aston Villa?

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Let us know who you think was Newcastle's best player against Aston Villa was this afternoon in the 1-1 draw.


Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player Against Atromitos?

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Let us know who you think Newcastle best player was tonight against Atromitos, in Newcastle's narrow 1-0 win at St. James' Park.


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Revolution 2 - 0 Crew: Postgame Quotes and Highlights

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Doesn't it just feel good to get a win again? The Columbus Crew were probably the hottest team in MLS going into Wednesday night's clash in Foxboro; but they were exhausted and far from home, and the New England Revolution took advantage. It was a trap game for the Crew and a much-needed vote of confidence for the Revs.

WHY Is Rooney Behind The Others?

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With several tabloids putting two and two together and making five, Sir Alex Ferguson has set the record straight on why Wayne Rooney was left out of the starting team against Fulham. Rumours have been rife that our striker was ready to leave the club this transfer window, with City being the team mentioned again.

The Rest

La Liga team of the season other than Barcelona and Real Madrid

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La Liga team of the season other than Barcelona and Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona and Real Madrid lead the LaLigatable again, but there were teams that competed with those giants and made life difficult for them.

There were some great players that step uptheir gamesto help their teams get results in a tough competition like LaLiga.

RvP: Scholes Makes United Tick

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Whilst Robin van Persie was named Man of the Match for today's 3-2 victory over Southampton, our striker claims that it is Paul Scholes, who came on for the last half an hour when we were 2-1 down, who was the best player on the pitch.

"Of course everybody worked hard, but I have to say a big thank you to Paul Scholes because everything started to tick when he came on," Robin said in an interview with Sky Sports.