TalkSPORT Pundit Hails Mohamed Salah As One Of Liverpool’s Best Signings

TalkSPORT Pundit and Liverpool fan Micky Quinn believes Mohamed Salah has been one of the Reds’ top signings over the past decade. The Egypt international joined the Merseyside outfit from AS Roma during the previous summer transfer window, and he has since accumulated a tally of more than 30 goals in all competitions despite playing on the right-wing.

Speaking on TalkSPORT, Quinn feels Salah is probably the better signing when compared to the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres – both of whom were centre-forwards by nature, he said: “Luis Suarez was an unbelievable player, but he came with a lot of baggage – this kid has no baggage. Fernando Torres was a breath a fresh air when he came to Liverpool and scored spectacular goals, be he was an out-and-out centre forward and Salah is a midfielder. With Coutinho, I think he was yet to really fulfil his potential at Liverpool and he probably will do with Barcelona, but Salah now is at the very top of his game. I think he’s been one of the most important Liverpool signings and probably the best Liverpool signing in the last ten to 15 years.”
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Barcelona identify Daley Blind as January target

Spanish giants Barcelona have reportedly earmarked Manchester United’s Daley Blind as a potential target for the January transfer window. The Blaugrana are currently utilising the services of Gerard Pique alongside Thomas Vermaelen in central defence with both Samuel Umtiti and Javier Mascherano on the sidelines.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are planning to retain their interest in Blind, who was previously on their radar prior to his Old Trafford move in 2014. Apparently, Blind’s versatility has caught the eye of manager Ernesto Valverde, and the Dutchman learned his early trade Ajax, who are known to play total football.
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Luis Suarez never worried by his goal drought

Barcelona superstar Luis Suarez has said that he was never worried about his goal drought which lasted for 478 minutes prior to his goal against Leganes this weekend. The Uruguay international netted in the 1-1 draw versus Atletico Madrid back in October, and had gone five games without finding the net – the longest goalless streak since his switch from Liverpool back in the summer of 2014.

In an interview with BeIN Sports, the striker stressed that he was not anxious about the situation, and he is pleased to have contributed to the club’s cause winning streak across all competitions which has now extended to 17 matches. He said:”I wasn’t anxious. The important thing was to feel good again and help the team win. And the goals have served to help the team win the game today.”
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Ernesto Valverde Explains the Reaction of Luis Suarez

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has downplayed suggestions of Luis Suarez causing a disruption in the dressing room by reacting angrily towards his recent substitution.

The Uruguayan star has returned to the first-team action after having been on the sidelines for much of the first few weeks. Since his arrival, though, he has not been able to hit a great goalscoring form – unlike his former counterpart Lionel Messi. In the midweek Champions League match against Sporting Lisbon, Suarez appeared to come up with the goal that gave Barcelona a victory. However, it later turned out to be an ongoing, although the Uruguayan did play a crucial role in the lead up.

However, the 30-year-old did not seem happy with Ernesto Valverde’s decision to substitute him in the closing stages of the match. Suarez was replaced by Aleix Vidal as Barcelona looked to get away with a narrow victory over the home team. Read more…

Luis Suarez to Link up with Uruguay National Team

Barcelona have allowed striker Luis Suarez to continue his recovery from an injury by returning to Uruguay.

The striker will be travelling with the national team in order to link up with the squad for the World Cup qualifiers. Uruguay are up against Paraguay and Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. Suarez is not expected to feature in both these games, as he is still recovering from a knee injury suffered in the match against Real Madrid midway through August. Barcelona have stated that the player is expected to miss around four weeks of action, and it has compounded the misery after having lost Neymar to a world record transfer to PSG.

Suarez has been one of the top scorers in the Spanish league since making the £ 75 million move from Liverpool in 2014. His importance at the club has now assumed a greater significance with Neymar’s departure and Lionel Messi also reported to be contemplating his future at the club. Read more…