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Egyptian king or dwarf? Salah statue mocked online

CAIRO: A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo. The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With large ears poking out from under a huge Afro hairstyle, Salah is captured in the pose of his now iconic goal celebration. A broad smile is etched…

Ramos ‘ruthless, brutal’ in Champions League final, says Klopp

ENGLAND: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has slammed Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos for his foul on Mohamed Salah in May’s Champions League final, saying the Spanish defender brought down the forward like a wrestler. Salah had a remarkable first season with Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in all competitions and helped the club reach the Champions League final against the Spanish giants. The Egyptian talisman went down under a challenge from Ramos inside the first half an hour of the match and suffered shoulder ligament…

Salah signs new long-term Liverpool deal

Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club have confirmed. According to multiple reports, the deal runs until 2023 and contains no release clause. Despite only joining from Roma just over a year ago, Liverpool has rewarded Salah following a sensational debut season on Merseyside that saw him finish with 44 goals in 52 appearances. The Egypt international secured the Premier League Golden Boot, finding the net 32 times to finish ahead of Tottenham's Harry Kane with a new…

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered concussion in Champions League final

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion in the Champions League final against Real Madrid that may have impacted his performance, Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed on Monday. Karius, 24, made two crucial mistakes which contributed to  Real Madrid's 3-1 victory in Kiev after being floored in a collision with Madrid's Sergio Ramos while defending a corner prior to Madrid's first goal early in the second half. Liverpool's medical team were concerned about the possibility of Karius suffering a…

‘Salah’s success is not just due to his talent’

Deep in Egypt's Nile Delta region, the children of Nagrig village have a clear goal in life: they want to become football stars like Mohammed Salah, England's top scorer and Africa's top player. Salah, who hails from their village, has been a Premier League sensation since joining Liverpool -- setting a new Premier League score in a 38-game campaign with 32 goals. The Premier League's top scorer this season, Salah, 25, grabbed the Golden Boot, and has won the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year…

‘It’s our destiny’ — Fans paint Liverpool red ahead of Champions League final

Liverpool fans were dreaming of Champions League glory as they turned their city into a sea of red ahead of the hotly-anticipated showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. After a week dominated by the frustration of Liverpool supporters who were unable to travel to the Ukraine for the final of Europe's elite club competition, the big day arrived with anticipation at fever pitch among those who stayed on Merseyside. Two travel companies axed flights, leaving diehard fans scrambling to find a way to travel to Kiev.…