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The 2017/18 season ended in disappointment for , who was forced off with an injury in the Champions League final.  Liverpool’s hopes of winning the trophy went with him and his importance to the team was keenly felt from that moment onwards.

However, nothing can detract from what has been a tremendous debut season for Liverpool, in both the Premier League and Champions League.

Good to Watch

Salah has been a delight to watch and enthralled fans across the globe with his pace, trickery and deadly finishing.  The Egyptian finished the season as the Premier League top scorer, netting 32 times and breaking the record for the number of goals in a 38 game season.

Salah also won several other awards this season, including the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year, Liverpool FC Fans’ Player of the Year and Liverpool FC Players’ Player of the Year.

While Salah did not win any silverware with Liverpool, the list of personal awards seems to be never ending and the former Roma man has his eye on another individual honour.

Ballon d’Or Contender

The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, a weekly football magazine published in France.  The award has been in existence since 1954 and the world’s greatest players have lifted the trophy.

Alfredo Di Stefano, Lev Yashin, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton and George Best are just some of the top players who have won the Ballon d’Or.

In recent times, the award has been dominated by two men.  Since 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the only two players who have won the Ballon d’Or.  Their greatness has spanned a decade and no one can deny their place as two of the best players we have ever seen in the game.

However, Salah could be about to step in stop the party and yet again make history.

History Maker

If Salah was to win the award, he would become the first Egyptian player to win the Ballon d’Or.  He would also become only the second African player to feature in the top three, following on from George Weah of Liberia, who win the award in 1995 while at AC Milan.

Salah would be the first player from the Premier League since 2008 to win the Ballon d’Or and even is he fails to move ahead of Ronaldo and Messi in the pecking order, a third place finish would be the first for an English based player in ten years.

What happened in the Champions League final may have put a dent in Salah’s chances of winning the but no one can deny he deserves his place alongside Ronaldo and Messi in the top three.



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Paris Saint-Germain set to sell 23-year-old Liverpool target for €15m this January



Adrien Rabiot of PSG

Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain are willing to sell Adrien Rabiot for a cut-price of €15m, according to Marca (Mirror).

The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season, and PSG are not willing to let the midfielder leave for nothing.

Liverpool have been interested in the 23-year-old (h/t Mirror) and the report adds that Arsenal and Chelsea have also been keen on the Frenchman.

The report adds that Barcelona were close to landing Rabiot on a free but PSG claimed that the Catalans did not act “correctly”.

Rabiot’s wage demands could increase the overall value of the transfer, and the report adds that PSG are not willing to deal with Barcelona any more.

Adam Lallana Liverpool training

Adam Lallana of Liverpool

Liverpool could do with another quality midfielder in their side, despite having several options in the side.

However, Adam Lallana has had a tough time related to injuries while James Milner isn’t getting any younger at 33.

Jurgen Klopp has pulled off some great cheap signings with Joel Matip joining on a free while Andy Robertson and Xherdan Shaqiri have been smart purchases.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

Rabiot has the talent to be one of the best in the world, but he needs to be under the right manager. Klopp has performed miracles with some players at Anfield, and it would be great to have a talent like the Frenchman playing for us.

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Former Manchester City midfielder “scared” of Liverpool in Premier League race



Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that he is scared of Liverpool in the race for the Premier League.

The Ivorian won the Premier League with City a few years ago and was speaking on Sky Sports where he claimed that the Reds were doing well and were “very strong” (h/t Daily Star).

The midfielder lauded our efforts at reaching the Champions League final last season and claimed we were growing together.

Winning the Premier League in consecutive seasons is extremely tough, something that Toure touched upon. The former Barcelona midfielder spoke about Manchester City keeping hold of their title this season before adding that he was scared of the Reds:

“This year I know everybody was asking the question of what City are going to do this year.

“And I think we have to see what’s going to happen.

“To be honest, Liverpool are in good, good shape at the moment and I’m very scared of them.

“Liverpool are looking very, very scary this year.”

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scores against Brighton

The Reds are four points clear at the top of the table after the latest round of fixtures. Liverpool needed to return to winning ways after losses against Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were professional against Brighton at the weekend with Mohamed Salah scoring the only goal of the game.

Read more: “It’s good for us”: Jurgen Klopp believes January break between games will help Liverpool do better

The Reds have some relatively easy fixtures coming up to keep hold of their lead in the Premier League, and hopefully, we can celebrate a first Premier League title this season.

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33 wins, 24 clean sheets – The numbers from this Liverpool star’s first 50 games for the Reds are incredible



Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool

Mohamed Salah (L) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate for Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk played his 50th game for Liverpool against Brighton, and the Reds picked up all three points thanks to Mohamed Salah’s winner.

The Reds also kept a clean sheet, something that the defender would cherish and the Liverpool website shared some interesting facts from the Dutchman’s 50 games under Jurgen Klopp.

Fortress Anfield

Liverpool established their second longest run without conceding a league goal at Anfield in 2018. The Reds did not concede for 918 minutes as Callum Paterson scored for Cardiff in October to break a streak that started in Feb.

The Dutchman was the only defender to have played in all games that lasted the run.

24 clean sheets

This has got to be the best record of them all with almost half of the games Van Dijk played in yielding a clean sheet.

This season has been better with 13 clean sheets from 22 Premier League games as the Reds have tightened up the back thanks to the signing of Alisson.

Dominating the opposition

Van Dijk has an incredible success percentage when it comes to duels, with the defender winning 71.69% of the 445 contested duels.

The defender also leads the team in clearances (272), blocks (21) and interceptions (59).

Incredible passing numbers

Van Dijk has attempted more passes (3,643) than any other Liverpool player and has an accuracy of 88.64%.

33 wins

The Reds have been supreme this season with Van Dijk leading from the back, and we have lost just one game in the Premier League too.

Liverpool have won 33 of the games that Van Dijk has played in with seven draws and 10 defeats so far.

Read more: Liverpool enter race to sign 21-year-old Dutch powerhouse from Club Brugge

The Dutchman has been one of our best signings under Klopp and is well on his way to becoming a legend at the club if he keeps playing this way.

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