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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah might not have scored in the 4-2 loss against AS Roma in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final but the Egyptian claims he is saving the goals for the final.

We came into the second leg with a 5-2 lead from the tie at Anfield and got off to a good start with Sadio Mane opening the scoring. Cue a lot of back and forth and we ended the night conceding two late goals but qualified for the final courtesy of a 7-6 win on aggregate.

Salah scored a brace in the 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg and was speaking to Jan Aage Fjortoft, Jamie Carragher and John Arne Riise after the game.

Carra asked if Salah would be aiming to win the Ballon d’Or to which the Egyptian stated that he has not scored in the last two games. You can see Salah’s part of the interview roughly from the sixth minute onwards.

Our former defender then added that Salah might be dropped for the final if he does not score in our match against Chelsea to which our top scorer said:

“I just keep some goals, maybe for the final.”

Salah also spoke about the chances of the club picking up the sixth Champions League crown against defending champions Real Madrid.

“Our chances are 50-50 because you play in the final.

“We have only one game to win the Champions League and I said in the beginning I would love to win title here with the club.”

The Egyptian was not getting ahead of himself as he also stated that the aim of the club would be to concentrate on the next two games in the Premier League and then prepare for an almighty clash against Real Madrid in a few weeks.

Salah has been exceptional for us this season and if we can keep our squad fit for the final in Kiev, there is no doubt we can score a few goals against Cristiano Ronaldo and company.

The worrying factor will be the defence but hopefully, Jurgen Klopp will be formulating a plan to provide another incredible European night for the Reds.

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Newcastle United are interested in Dominic Solanke, according to the Newcastle Chronicle (h/t Liverpool Echo). The report claims that the club is also looking at another Liverpool striker, Divock Origi.

The club already have a couple of players on loan from English sides, Salomon Rondon and Kenedy, and would not be allowed to make another loan move in the January window.

Solanke has struggled for game time this season and hasn’t played a single minute of football for the senior side. The 21-year-old did score a goal for the Reds in the Premier League last season and made 21 appearances in the competition.

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However, only five of those were starts and the youngster hasn’t featured in any of the cup games this season either. Minutes on the pitch will be tough for the Englishman as Liverpool prefer Roberto Firmino to lead the attack.

Daniel Sturridge has seen a revival in his Anfield career this season and has four goals to his name in all competitions.

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Solanke does need time on the pitch to get better and it will be interesting to see if we are willing to let him leave in the winter window or not.

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Liverpool have confirmed via their official website that star attacker Sadio Mane underwent hand surgery on an injury he picked up during international duty.

The Senegalese star’s surgery was supervised by our medics and was successful. The report adds that Mane’s recovery will be monitored in the coming days ahead of our clash against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The 26-year-old is on a bit of a goal drought as he hasn’t scored for club or country since September 1. Mane’s last goal came in the 2-1 win over Leicester and the 26-year-old doesn’t even have an assist to his name since scoring that goal against the Foxes.

Liverpool need their top stars to be firing but have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Huddersfield clash. Virgil van Dijk, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and James Milner all have issues that the club have to keep an eye on but we could see a couple of them start against the Terriers.

The Reds haven’t won a game since their 3-0 triumph over Southampton on 22nd September, but we should start as favourites against a win-less Huddersfield.

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Mane is an important player for the team but he should only play when he is 100% fit.

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The Croatian has a couple of starts for the Reds this season, with one coming in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last week.

The 29-year-old has seen his spot in the starting XI taken up by Joe Gomez. Liverpool seem to prefer a centre-back pairing of Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, and that has seen us concede just three goals in eight Premier League games.

The La Liga champions are facing a bit of a crisis at the back, as per the report. Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen are out for a while and that only leaves Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet as the fit central defenders in the team.

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Lovren, for his part, recently came back from an injury he picked up during the World Cup. The Croatian looked in decent touch against Manchester City and selling him in January would be a big risk taken by the Reds.

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Liverpool only have Joel Matip as their other senior central defender and we need to keep the Croatian at the club until the end of the season just in case there’s an injury crisis.

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