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Liverpool’s Gomez out for 6 months because of damaged leg

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will be out for up to 6 months immediately after breaking his leg in an English EPL League match against Burnley.

Gomez was injured midway of the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Turf Moor on Wednesday and taken off on a stretcher.

Liverpool gave its prognosis on Gomez’s injury immediately after he underwent checks on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Gomez has been a key member of Liverpool’s protection, actively playing at centre back and right back, and has turn into a regular in the England squad.

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane sidelined for six weeks – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Sadio Mane celebrates for Liverpool against Everton

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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017. 10:00


Liverpool’s Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane has been sidelined for six weeks after being injured while on international duty.

The 25-year-old picked up a hamstring injury while playing for the Teranga Lions in their 2-0 win over Cape Verde in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers last weekend.

Mane’s first match on the sidelines will be the Reds’ Premier League clash with hated rivals Manchester United on Saturday.

The Senegalese has already missed three league matches this season following his controversial red card against Manchester City last month.

Mane will be a big miss for manager Jurgen Klopp, with the attacker having scored three goals in just five EPL matches this season.



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Michael Owen hails Liverpool’s capture of Mohamed Salah – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Mohamed Salah, Liverpool. CREDIT: Twitter @LFC

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 19, 2017. 16:00


Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen says Mohamed Salah’s signing will boost the Reds ahead of the 2017/18 English Premier League season.

Owen says the Egyptian international is a valuable addition to the squad and his pace will help manager Jurgen Klopp in their quest to challenge for trophies.

Owen netted 118 EPL goals in 216 appearances for Liverpool and has thrown his support behind Salah..

“I think Salah is a really good signing, he didn’t quite nail it at Chelsea, but he was young at the time,” said Owen to the Mirror Football.

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“He’s gone away, he had a good time at Roma, he’s got outstanding pace and if you’re an attacking player with loads of pace then you’re valuable.

“They needed to bolster the squad for Champions League football, a higher standard of games, so I think it’s important that they did that.”

On the other hand, the ex-England international added that signing of Guinea international Naby Keita from RB Leipzig could benefit the Anfield-based club.

“That could be an amazing signing if that came off,” adds Owen.

The former AS Roma and Chelsea winger recently bagged his first goal in a Liverpool shirt and will be looking to continue that form during the pre-season.



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Liverpool’s Klopp happy with injured Mane’s progress – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Liverpool forward Sadio Mane

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 13, 2017. 14:00


Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp is happy with Senegal international Sadio Mane’s progress as he continues to recover from a knee operation.

The 25-year-old forward recently began light training with the English Premier League (EPL) giants after missing the end of the 2016/17 season.

The Reds will travel to Hong Kong, Asia for pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy and the club head coach Klopp provided an update regarding the player.

“He is really, really good. He is close; he is closing on coming back to team training,” Klopp told the club’s official website.

“In this moment, we think it will be when we are in Asia, so then it makes no sense to take him to Asia because he needs to then do the first steps in kind of team training.

“We will see how we can do it; maybe [some of] the U23s will be here, so when he can start this [training] then we can use this opportunity, but we have to wait,” he added.

“On Tuesday morning he was part of the running, so he is first-team training if you want and that looked really good.

“I think he is getting better, but it is how it is after a long time – you need to build a little bit of muscle again in the quad and thigh, which is important,” he continued.

“There is no risk with him because he is a naturally fit boy and in the moment when he can start to be a real part of the sessions.

“He will then immediately be fit again. We have not all the time in the world, but we have time and we will use it.”



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Salah a great fit for Liverpool’s attack – Craig Bellamy – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Roma winger Mohamed Salah

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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017. 13:00


Egyptian star Mohamed Salah will be a great fit for Liverpool’s attack, according to former Reds attacker Craig Bellamy.

The Pharaohs player joined the Reds from Italian side Roma last week, becoming both Liverool’s record signing and the most expensive African transfer in history.

And Bellamy believes Salah’s speed and willingness to run in behind the defence makes him a perfect foil for his fellow Reds attackers likes Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

“I remember watching him when he was at Basel and he looked a very good player,” the Welshman told Liverpool’s official website.

“He deservedly got his move to Chelsea, it didn’t quite work out for him [there]… but his spell at Roma was very, very good.

“He has pace to burn and looks to go in behind, which is what Liverpool need, and hopefully he’ll work out to be a very good signing.”

Bellamy added, “What I like about him is that he’s always looking to get beyond and get behind the full-back and that’s really what they need.

“Coutinho, Firmino, they come towards the ball a lot, which is great because they’re excellent players and they make things happen, but you need runners.

“[Sadio] Mane made such a big difference because he was always looking to go in behind, so for me it’s an intelligent signing, a signing of the type of player they really need at this moment.”



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