Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Mo Salah: Both underappreciated & overprotected?

Contrary to popular belief, Mohamed Salah is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi. The Egyptian superstar may possess the latter's gorgeous left foot and low centre of gravity, but there is so much more about him that screams Ronaldo. Away from the grinning face and all-round likeable personality, there is a huge ego where Salah is concerned - he is someone who knows exactly how good he is, precisely how many goals he has scored and is well …
Don't You Forget About Mo

Don't You Forget About Mo

A question that often gets asked of Liverpool fans is, "Who do you feel is the most underrated player in the squad?". You see the same sort of names provided, more often than not: Gini Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, even Andy Robertson before his excellent 2018/19 season. A player who I feel deserves the tag of most under-appreciated within the Reds' roster, though, is Mohamed Salah. Some of you probably think I'm mad to suggest Mo: 2017/18 PFA Player of the …
Victory at Old Trafford More Significant Than 2009?

Victory at Old Trafford More Significant Than 2009?

Liverpool's 4-1 win at Man United in 2009 remains my favourite-ever away win by the Reds, in any competition. Having started supporting Liverpool in 1994, it took until December 2000 to even see them prevail at Old Trafford, as Danny Murphy scored the only goal. He went on to do that twice more in the next three and a half years, during the only golden spell away to United in the last 25 years. While those trio of 1-0 victories …
Mo Salah Doesn't Care About Being the Best Player in the World, and Neither Should You

Mo Salah Doesn't Care About Being the Best Player in the World, and Neither Should You

London, England - After the events on Monday night at the FIFA best awards, Luka Modric has been named the best men’s player of the year. Pipping award ceremony regular Cristiano Ronaldo, who was ironically missing from this particular iteration of the event, and Mohamed Salah to the gong after a champions league winning season and captaining his home nation Croatia to the world cup final. A truly deserving winner. Who cares? Certainly not Mo Salah (well at least not …
Trent Alexander-Arnold Urgently Needs Bigger Pockets

Trent Alexander-Arnold Urgently Needs Bigger Pockets

Almost two years ago to the day, Trent Alexander-Arnold was one of the youngest players on the pitch as he created the opening goal, scored to put his side 4-0 ahead and was booked just before half time for half time in an all-action right-back performance for Liverpool U23 against Tottenham U23. He dominated the flank against the two Joe’s - Pritchard and Muscatt - with the game finishing 6-2 to the Reds. At this point Trent wasn’t so much …
How Mo Salah Built A Superstar's Aura

How Mo Salah Built A Superstar's Aura

There are many things that make Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo the greatest players of their generation, if not in the history of the game. They score goals at an unfathomable rate; they lift their teams when they are struggling; they produce moments of genius and their level of consistency is second to none. Something that stands out most is their ability to make an impact when not at their best - an issue that even this unbelievable duo experience …
The Joy Of Hubris: Liverpool v Real Madrid

The Joy Of Hubris: Liverpool v Real Madrid

In some ways this is all to do with Gini Wijnaldum. Last May he broke down the Anfield right and slotted a vital goal past Middlesbrough’s Brad Guzan to calm Red nerves and put us on the way to Champions League qualification. He was then pretty quiet for the intervening months save for a goal against Huddersfield Town. Eleven months from that Boro strike, however, he finally delivered a goal away from home. He chose the second leg of the …
Tactical Preview: How do Liverpool beat Real Madrid?

Tactical Preview: How do Liverpool beat Real Madrid?

Over the course of the season I've been breaking down a number of Liverpool's matches in both the Premier League and Champions League, however, this week I was asked to do something rather different instead, and scout Real Madrid for the AEye Scouted pod, hosted by Dave Hendrick. Below are the key findings of my 12 game scouting exercise - essentially my notes - and a blueprint of sorts for as to how Liverpool might be able to beat Real …
Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Ronaldo vs Salah - In The Champions League Final

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah are on a collision course and they will clash in the greatest arena of all on May 26. They have led their teams, Real Madrid and Liverpool, into the Champions League final and their attacking brilliance should decide the outcome of the big game. Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or for the last two years after inspiring Los Blancos to two consecutive Champions League titles. He and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have duopolised it for the …
Will Mo Salah End the Messi & Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Stranglehold?

Will Mo Salah End the Messi & Ronaldo Ballon d’Or Stranglehold?

As Mo Salah sent that outrageous looping header into the Bournemouth net last weekend, you were left stunned by yet another piece of individual genius from the Egyptian King. It also clocked up a notable milestone for the 25-year-old, who took his incredible goal tally to 40 for the season, despite not even being an out-and-out striker. Only Ian Rush and Roger Hunt have achieved that feat in the past, which sums up how prolific he has been. Luis Suarez …
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