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It was all over in a span of 180 minutes or so. A country expecting greatness from their side in the World Cup will have to wait for another four years.

Egypt had qualified for the greatest show on earth after 28 years but they went out without troubling their opponents.

Defeats at the hands of Uruguay and Russia ended the Egyptian dream of achieving something in the World Cup but at least Mohamed Salah got a goal via a penalty.

All eyes were on Salah this time and suffice to say, things weren’t easy for him.

Things were always going to be difficult for the 44-goal star from Anfield after Sergio Ramos damaged his shoulder in the Champions League final.

Salah missed the first game against Uruguay but he did show glimpses of his ability in the match against the host nation Russia.

The 25-year-old won the penalty and scored, but even a win against Saudi Arabia in the final game will not be enough to take them to the next round.

This would mean great news for Liverpool fans as Salah will get close to a month or so to recuperate along with a lot of time to relax.

He broke a ton of records, reached a new level almost every month and was possibly the best player in Premier League last season.

The Egyptian must come back stronger for the upcoming season and he would have a point to prove to Ramos as well.

There are a number of trophies that we need to be won and with more players coming into our side, there is no doubt that we will get better. Although an early exit from the World Cup might not be the best thing for Salah, it might be a good thing for us.

Momentum is important for the start of the season

Looking back at the time when we signed Salah, the 25-year-old had his best goalscoring season for Roma with 19 in all competitions and he genuinely was one of the best players in the Serie A.

Form is just as important for a player as his ability and without the former, Salah could be looking at a slow start to the upcoming campaign.

After his spectacular campaign, the Egyptian might come under the scanner as soon as he picks up a slight niggle or goes missing from a game or two – and that would not be great news for us either.

This is where Jurgen Klopp would have a huge role to play and there is no doubt the German will get things right for us next season. As it is, our side will certainly get stronger with the likes of Fabinho and Naby Keita coming in.

An angry Salah would be the ideal for us next season and anything less than that might lead to a tepid season from the Egyptian – which would subsequently have an effect on the rest of the side as well. Hence, Salah’s misfortune at the World Cup could be a blessing in disguise for Liverpool.

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Liverpool star fails to hide frustration despite celebrating PSG winner



Mohamed Salah didn’t score in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Instead, he almost cost us the game.

The former Roma attacker gave the ball away as PSG scored their equalizer in the 83rd minute. However, Roberto Firmino saved us with an incredible goal in stoppage time.

A video surfaced of Salah throwing a bottle after Firmino’s goal. Although the Egyptian celebrated the winner, he was seen flinging a bottle away.

Rio Ferdinand hinted this wasn’t frustration and claimed the Liverpool attacker had his own way of celebrating. The former Manchester United defender was quoted by the Metro saying:

“I think Salah’s celebrating in his own way. His hands were up at the beginning of that. The first picture [shows] his hands were up [celebrating].”

Salah hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season and only has a couple of goals to his name. Sadio Mane has taken up the scoring mantle in his place and has five goals to his name while Firmino now has three.

The Egyptian might have felt relieved at the winner. However, the 25-year-old was responsible for Kylian Mbappe’s goal and his muted celebration could be ominous for the opposition in the coming weeks.

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Salah has been taking shots and finding the open spaces but things aren’t going well for him. There is no doubt that once he starts scoring regularly, there will be no stopping him. All he needs is a bit of luck this season.

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“Who did the Pirate better?” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after Klopp copies celebration post PSG win



Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal in an enthralling encounter against Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool led 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-2 in the 83rd minute.

The Brazilian didn’t start the game but produced the telling moment in the 91st minute. Anfield went wild after the game and Firmino had another brilliant celebration in the spur of the moment.

The attacker covered his left eye after beating the PSG keeper. This could have been in reference to the eye injury he picked up against Tottenham last weekend.

Jan Vertonghen poked the Brazilian but it didn’t matter as we beat Tottenham and did the same to PSG too.

Firmino has had a number of celebrations in recent years such as “shooting the gun”, “kung-fu kicks” and taking his shirt off and getting yellow carded.

Jurgen Klopp also got into the act as he copied Firmino’s latest celebration during the post-match interviews and a number of fans reacted to the boss doing this bit.

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(Video) Watch Sadio Mane completely destroy Neymar with filthy skill during Champions League clash



Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s match against Paris Saint-Germain was the pick of the clashes from the first round of Champions League fixtures and what a tie it was.

The Reds raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner. PSG weren’t giving up without a fight as Thomas Meunier pulled one back before half-time.

Kylian Mbappe scored in the 83rd minute but Roberto Firmino had the last laugh with the winner in the 91st minute.

The clash featured some of the best players in the world but there was one moment of brilliance from Sadio Mane.

The Senegal international couldn’t score in the game but he did destroy Neymar on the pitch. The incident happened in the first-half as Mane was attacking down the right and the Brazilian was trying to defend.

A move here, a drop of the shoulder there and poof, the Liverpool man burst into the box. Neymar was taken to the cleaners and it set the tone for the Brazilian to barely figure in the game.

Mane was excellent in the first half as we harried and bullied PSG into submission. The Senegal man didn’t score a goal but he surely made life tough for the French side.

We have started our Champions League campaign in excellent fashion and our next European tie is against Napoli in Italy.

Read more: “He’s such a commanding figure” – Former Red Emile Heskey believes this player has transformed Liverpool

Should Mane and the rest of the team go in with the same sort of mentality, a win against Napoli is a given. For now, we should plan for all three points against Southampton on Saturday.

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