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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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Former Manchester United star believes only Liverpool can “stop” Manchester City

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Gary Neville has claimed that only Liverpool can stop Manchester City after the Cityzens dispatched Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday.

The Reds are a couple of points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw against Everton, the former United man believes the Blues don’t have it in them to stop City.

Speaking on his podcast (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Englishman believed City were on the right track to retaining their Premier League crown:

“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that.

“At this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them.”

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Neville stated that although Chelsea are doing well under Maurizio Sarri, only the Reds were capable of stopping City.

The former Manchester United defender added that there is another problem as we seem to be the only team capable of taking points off the Cityzens.

“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”

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We need someone else to beat or draw with City to have a real chance of winning the title, and hopefully, a rival steps up and puts a spanner in City’s machine soon.

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“Now it’s time to celebrate my birthday” – What the Liverpool players said after 2-0 win over Fulham

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Liverpool survived a bit of a scare early on but got the three points with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday.

The win pushed us up to second in the Premier League table as Chelsea drew and Manchester City won their respective games.

It seemed that Aleksandar Mitrovic had opened the scoring in the first half but his effort was ruled offside.

Quick thinking from Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold helped Mohamed Salah score the first goal of the game, and the Egyptian posted an image of his boots.

The other goalscorer was Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss star volleyed in our second after half-time and he certainly was pleased with his performance at Anfield.

Andy Robertson provided the cross for our second, and the Scottish captain was happy that the Reds won after their midweek defeat to Red Star Belgrade.

James Milner got a few minutes on the pitch after coming on as a substitute.

Our starting midfielders were Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum. While the Brazilian did a great job in midfield, Wijnaldum had more to celebrate.

It was the Dutch midfielder’s birthday and Jurgen Klopp did sub him around 20 minutes before the end of the game.

Simon Mignolet hasn’t played a single minute in our Premier League campaign, but the Belgian was quick to celebrate the win too.

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Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Fulham sent them to the top of the Premier League until Manchester City’s win over Manchester United in the late game.

The win took us to 30 points from 12 matches and helped us reach a small milestone too. The Liverpool Echo reports that the Reds now have the best home record of any team in the top five leagues.

Barcelona held the record with 42 unbeaten home games, but the Catalan’s surprisingly lost to Real Betis 4-3 yesterday.

The last time we lost a home Premier League game was in 2017 with Crystal Palace getting the three points.

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Christian Benteke was the chief architect of our destruction that day, and the report claims that we haven’t lost the 27 games held at Anfield since.

The Reds have picked up 18 wins and nine draws from those 27 games, and this season, we have been solid at the back too.

Liverpool have conceded only one goal in their home Premier League games this season which was against Cardiff a couple of weeks ago.

Our home form has been excellent under Jurgen Klopp and we face some tough sides before the end of the year.

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