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Salah mania prompts ‘I’ll be Muslim too’ Liverpool chant

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London (AFP) – So good has been Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s start to life at Anfield, fans are singing about converting to Islam in honour of their new idol.

Salah became the second fastest Liverpool player to reach 30 goals in a season with a balletic finish in just his 36th appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League rout of Porto.

Salah mania prompts ‘I’ll be Muslim too’ Liverpool chant

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London (AFP) – So good has been Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah’s start to life at Anfield, fans are singing about converting to Islam in honour of their new idol.

Salah became the second fastest Liverpool player to reach 30 goals in a season with a balletic finish in just his 36th appearance for the club in Wednesday’s 5-0 Champions League rout of Porto.

Liverpool’s Firmino wants to make Porto ‘suffer’

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool’s deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant on the way to winning their group, scoring 23 goals with Firmino scoring six and Mohamed Salah five.

Salah scores again and Ivorian teen makes dream debut

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Paris (AFP) – Prolific Egyptian Mohamed Salah scored again and Ivorian teenager Yann Karamoh made a dream first Serie A start in the major European leagues at the weekend.

Salah raised his season total for Liverpool to 29 in all competitions by notching the second goal in a 2-0 English Premier League win at Southampton.

Liverpool’s Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village

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Cairo (AFP) – Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player.

Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool - his goal in the victory against Southampton on Sunday was his 29th of the season.

Liverpool’s Salah is the idol of his Egyptian village

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Cairo (AFP) – Deep in Egypt’s Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer and Africa’s top player.

Salah, who hails from their village, has been one of the sensations of the Premier League since joining Liverpool - his goal in the victory against Southampton on Sunday was his 29th of the season.

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino Sets Up Mohamed Salah With Exquisite Back-Heeled Assist As Reds Ease To Victory Over Southampton (Video)

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Liverpool eased to a comfortable 2-0 win at St. Mary's on Sunday, with Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah once again providing a razor-sharp cutting edge up front for the Reds.

Firmino opened the scoring against the struggling Saints after just six minutes, with Salah setting up the Brazilian after a howler from centre-half Wesley Hoedt.

Thursday Kickoff: Salah plays down transfer rumors, Hazard talks Chelsea struggles and more

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While one star is being linked with a move out of the Premier League, another is blaming a loaded schedule for his team's league struggles.

Mohamed Salah played down links to La Liga, reiterating that he is happy at Liverpool. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard says the Champions League as affected Chelsea's Premier League push.

Football: Kane rescues Spurs in Liverpool thriller, Newcastle held

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane scored a last-gasp penalty equaliser just minutes after missing another spot-kick in Tottenham’s breath-taking 2-2 draw at Liverpool, while Newcastle remain mired in the battle for survival after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After falling behind when Mohamed Salah punished a mistake from Eric Dier in the third minute at Anfield, Tottenham hit back to equalise through Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama’s blistering 20-yard drive with 10 minutes left.

Football: Kane rescues Spurs in Liverpool thriller, Newcastle held

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane scored a last-gasp penalty equaliser just minutes after missing another spot-kick in Tottenham’s breath-taking 2-2 draw at Liverpool, while Newcastle remain mired in the battle for survival after a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

After falling behind when Mohamed Salah punished a mistake from Eric Dier in the third minute at Anfield, Tottenham hit back to equalise through Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama’s blistering 20-yard drive with 10 minutes left.

Klopp relieved as Liverpool bounce back

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have got their season “back on track” after a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

The Reds had stuttered recently with a defeat to Premier League strugglers Swansea City and an FA Cup exit at the hands of West Bromwich Albion.

Klopp relieved as Liverpool bounce back

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Huddersfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have got their season “back on track” after a 3-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.

The Reds had stuttered recently with a defeat to Premier League strugglers Swansea City and an FA Cup exit at the hands of West Bromwich Albion.

Liverpool knocked out of FA Cup by West Brom after VAR chaos

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Liverpool (AFP) – Jay Rodriguez scored twice as West Brom knocked Premier League rivals Liverpool out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win at Anfield on Saturday in a tie overshadowed by the use of the Video Assistant Referee.

A remarkable first half on Merseyside saw West Brom go 2-1 up inside 11 minutes against seven-times FA Cup winners Liverpool only to have a goal chalked off by VAR before, in a subsequent incident on the stroke of half-time, the system confirmed they had gone 3-1 ahead via Joel Matip’s own-goal.

Citizens Arrest: Liverpool End Man City Unbeaten Run After Thrilling 4-3 Win At Anfield (Video)

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Manchester City's hopes of an 'Invincible' season came to a crashing halt at Anfield on Sunday, with the runaway league leaders beaten 4-3 by Liverpool.

The Reds, shorn of Philippe Coutinho, produced a superb attacking display and took the lead after just nine minutes, with a revitalised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain firing home a thunderous effort.

Liverpool can cope without Coutinho: Oxlade-Chamberlain

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London (AFP) – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the daunting task of hosting Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

The Brazil playmaker, who scored 12 goals this season for the club, completed a 160 million-euro ($194 million, £142 million) move to Barcelona on Monday to leave a significant hole in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool can cope without Coutinho: Oxlade-Chamberlain

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London (AFP) – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says Liverpool can cope without Philippe Coutinho as they prepare for the daunting task of hosting Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

The Brazil playmaker, who scored 12 goals this season for the club, completed a 160 million-euro ($194 million, £142 million) move to Barcelona on Monday to leave a significant hole in Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Salah wins African Player of the Year award

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Accra (AFP) – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983.

The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after moving from AS Roma in the summer.

Salah wins African Player of the Year award

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Accra (AFP) – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983.

The 25-year-old has scored 23 goals in 29 matches in all competitions this season for the Premier League outfit after moving from AS Roma in the summer.

Klopp juggles Coutinho, Salah, Van Dijk for Everton tie

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Liverpool (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s fitness, Philippe Coutinho’s future and Virgil van Dijk’s arrival are the three key issues facing Liverpool as they prepare to host neighbours Everton in the FA Cup’s outstanding third-round tie on Friday.

Salah, Liverpool’s 23-goal top scorer, missed Monday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Burnley because of a groin injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he remains a doubt.

Klopp juggles Coutinho, Salah, Van Dijk for Everton tie

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Liverpool (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s fitness, Philippe Coutinho’s future and Virgil van Dijk’s arrival are the three key issues facing Liverpool as they prepare to host neighbours Everton in the FA Cup’s outstanding third-round tie on Friday.

Salah, Liverpool’s 23-goal top scorer, missed Monday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Burnley because of a groin injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he remains a doubt.

Salah named Arab football player of the year

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Cairo (AFP) – Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah was named Arab Player of the Year for 2017 on Monday in a poll of around 100 sports journalists from several Arab countries.

Salah, 25, has been an instant success at Liverpool since joining from AS Roma, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League already and 23 in all competitions.

No stopping goal machine Salah, says Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes winger Mohamed Salah can maintain his incredible goalscoring form for the rest of the season.

The Egypt international has netted 23 times for Liverpool in all competitions, equalling a club record set by Roger Hunt in 1961/62 for most goals in a campaign before the turn of the year.

No stopping goal machine Salah, says Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes winger Mohamed Salah can maintain his incredible goalscoring form for the rest of the season.

The Egypt international has netted 23 times for Liverpool in all competitions, equalling a club record set by Roger Hunt in 1961/62 for most goals in a campaign before the turn of the year.

Klopp Expects Brilliant Salah To Get Even Better

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned Premier League opponents Mohamed Salah can still get better despite the Egypt international's record-equalling first half of the season.

The signing of the summer, Salah took his tally to 23, matching Roger Hunt's 1961-62 club record of goals before the new year, with both goals as the Reds came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1.

Lukaku injured in United draw, Salah fires Liverpool

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London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after a clash of heads as Manchester United drew 0-0 with Southampton, while Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool to a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Lukaku crashed into Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt as the pair contested an aerial challenge early in the first half at Old Trafford.

Salah inspires Liverpool, Chelsea crush Stoke

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London (AFP) – Liverpool celebrated Virgil van Dijk’s arrival at Anfield by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s brace, while Danny Drinkwater scored his first Chelsea goal in a 5-0 rout of Stoke City.

Van Dijk, signed from Southampton for a world record fee for a defender of £75 million ($100 million), isn’t able to play for Liverpool until January, but the flaws the Dutch centre-back will be asked to fix were on display as Leicester took a third minute lead at Anfield on Saturday.

Salah inspires Liverpool, Chelsea crush Stoke

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London (AFP) – Liverpool celebrated Virgil van Dijk’s arrival at Anfield by coming from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s brace, while Danny Drinkwater scored his first Chelsea goal in a 5-0 rout of Stoke City.

Van Dijk, signed from Southampton for a world record fee for a defender of £75 million ($100 million), isn’t able to play for Liverpool until January, but the flaws the Dutch centre-back will be asked to fix were on display as Leicester took a third minute lead at Anfield on Saturday.

Arsenal: Roberto Firmino Secures Share Of Points For Liverpool After Six-Goal Thriller At Emirates (Video)

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Arsenal and Liverpool played out an incredible 3-3 draw at the Emirates on Friday, with Roberto Firmino ultimately securing a share of the points for the visitors.

Liverpool were the dominant side in the first half, and the Reds took the lead on 26 minutes, with Philippe Coutinho scoring via a rare header.

Jurgen Klopp reveals Mohamed Salah doubts

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Don’t blame my changes, insists fuming Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended his rotation policy after the Merseyside derby with Everton ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw.

Mohamed Salah had put the Reds ahead on Sunday with a stunning curling effort but the Toffees were awarded a spot-kick late in the second half when Dejan Lovren nudged over Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Don’t blame my changes, insists fuming Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended his rotation policy after the Merseyside derby with Everton ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw.

Mohamed Salah had put the Reds ahead on Sunday with a stunning curling effort but the Toffees were awarded a spot-kick late in the second half when Dejan Lovren nudged over Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Rooney gives Everton a share of derby spoils

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Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in a Merseyside derby as his late penalty earned Everton a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool had taken the lead in the 229th meeting of the old rivals when Mohamed Salah spectacularly curled a shot home just before half-time, but the Reds were unable to find a killer second goal at Anfield.

Rooney gives Everton a share of derby spoils

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Liverpool (AFP) – Wayne Rooney scored his first goal in a Merseyside derby as his late penalty earned Everton a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool had taken the lead in the 229th meeting of the old rivals when Mohamed Salah spectacularly curled a shot home just before half-time, but the Reds were unable to find a killer second goal at Anfield.

Liverpool not just the ‘Fab Four’, says Klopp

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims there is more to his side than his devastating “Fab Four” attack ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby with Everton.

The Beatles-inspired nickname has been given to the front quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane after some eye-catching performances this season.

Allardyce hails ‘genius’ Liverpool strikeforce

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London (AFP) – New Everton boss Sam Allardyce has hailed the “genius” of Liverpool’s attackers as he prepares to take on Jurgen Klopp’s free-scoring team in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Allardyce takes his side to Anfield hoping to repeat the feat he managed with Crystal Palace in April, when the Eagles came from a goal down to claim victory.

Allardyce hails ‘genius’ Liverpool strikeforce

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London (AFP) – New Everton boss Sam Allardyce has hailed the “genius” of Liverpool’s attackers as he prepares to take on Jurgen Klopp’s free-scoring team in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Allardyce takes his side to Anfield hoping to repeat the feat he managed with Crystal Palace in April, when the Eagles came from a goal down to claim victory.

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News roundup: 2018 MLS Schedule revealed, National TV schedule, USWNT star Tobin Heath injured

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Philadelphia Union 2018 MLS schedule released. National TV game times also revealed. Atlanta United FC on verge of another massive signing. Tobin Heath undergoes minor ankle surgery.

Salah set to kick off African football year with award

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Johannesburg (AFP) – In a World Cup year, African football has plenty to look forward to, but it will open 2018 with a glance back at the achievements of one of its stars.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is expected to be crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana on Thursday when the African Football Confederation (CAF) season kicks off.

Salah set to kick off African football year with award

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Johannesburg (AFP) – In a World Cup year, African football has plenty to look forward to, but it will open 2018 with a glance back at the achievements of one of its stars.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is expected to be crowned African Player of the Year in Ghana on Thursday when the African Football Confederation (CAF) season kicks off.

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Friday Kickoff: Barkley set for Chelsea move; Courtois, Hazard discuss new contracts; and more

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Chelsea is the focus of Friday's news as the club looks to recruit new players while holding on to its existing stars.

Ross Barkley is reportedly set for a move to Chelsea. (REPORT)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibault Courtois says he and Eden Hazard encourage each other to sign a new deal with the club despite interest from abroad.