He’s not the first big name to leave Liverpool, and he sure as hell won’t be the last, but maybe he should have given a little thought to those that have left before him, heading off to pastures new.
Many of the European managers plying their trade in the UK have been calling for a winter break in the season anyway. And although to some extent, that’s exactly what they’ve got, many of the top players will still be taking part in the World Cup.
This week I’ve seen Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford donning a Tottenham Hotspur kit, Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus wearing both Real Madrid and Arsenal colours, and much sought-after Benfica striker Darwin Nunez decked out in the red of Liverpool.
An all-new, all-different Việt Nam Under-23 side played their first match in Group C of the AFC U23 Asian Cup against archrivals Thailand on Thursday.
Camera footage clearly shows the heavy-handed tactics of the police, dressed like they were ready for a war, pepper-spraying supporters for no apparent reason.
I hope, selfishly, that he doesn’t add another Champions League title to his collection before then, but win or lose there is no doubt that he is one of the greats of the game.
Sadio Mane, Salah’s teammate and striking partner, is also out of contract next year. And some could argue that this season, he has proved his worth to Liverpool just as much, or even maybe slightly more, than Mo.
When I chanted and sang offensive songs back in 1990, I was an idiot who knew no better. It was also, without trying to justify my foolish actions, far more accepted and normal then.
I’ve said it before, and not afraid to do so again, United are a mess from top to bottom. They have not won the league for ten years, and I can’t see them doing so in the next decade either.
I don’t for one minute, think any of the Premier League’s professional refs show any favouritism to one side or the other, but eyebrows have certainly be raised following the announcement of the officials for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City on Sunday.
April’s normally a bit of a nothing month. Little happens of note. It’s neither warm nor cold, rains a bit, sun comes out from time to time. It even starts with a day to celebrate fools, and let’s be honest, no one plans their annual holidays in April.
With their season ending in March, and now only fourth place to play for, means United have gone five years without winning a trophy. The last time that happened was 1977-82.
Liverpool fans in my home city will be rubbing their hands with glee right now. The rivalry between the two clubs is pretty intense, and to see your neighbour fail, particularly as spectacularly as Everton are right now, will have the red half of the city jumping for joy.
Roman Abramovich's hopes of selling Chelsea FC have been thrown into turmoil as the British government name him among the latest high-net-worth Russian figures living in the UK to face economic sanctions.