Jurgen Klopp hailed "fantastic" Mohamed Salah as the key to Liverpool's title dreams as they powered back to the top of the Premier League thanks to the Egypt star's stunning strike in a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday (Apr 14). Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's second goal in their win over Chelsea AFP/Paul ELLIS Klopp's side had surrendered pole position a few hours earlier when Manchester City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace, piling pressure on the Reds to respond as the title race heats up. But Liverpool rose to the challenge as Sadio Mane's opener five minutes after the break and a blistering long-range drive from Salah two minutes later moved them two points clear of second-placed City on a raucous afternoon at Anfield. "It was a fantastic goal from Mo. I had the best view," Klopp said after Salah's first goal from outside the area in the league since January 2018. "What a finish, what a shot. But the whole move around it. Wow, brilliant. "I'm so proud of the … [Read more...] about Klopp lauds Salah as Liverpool down Chelsea
Don’t be Sarri: Chelsea manager (for now) Maurizio Sarri. — Photo AFPViet Nam News Paul Kennedy I remember the first time I had my heart broken as if it was yesterday. Her name was Anja, she was Dutch. I was 17 years old and thought I was in love with the woman of my dreams. We had met in Spain during my first ‘lad’s holiday’ and she promised to keep in touch forever. I tried, she didn’t. I was broken-hearted (for about two days) when she told me our week-long relationship was over. Since then I have only had one true love of my life. Granted, they have let me down on more than one occasion, and I’ve no doubt will do so again in the future. But they have never cheated on me and I’ve remained faithful and always will. My true love is Liverpool Football Club. Their crest remains the greatest bird I’ve ever loved. Our relationship has been strained at times but I’ve never doubted my commitment. Right about now, Chelsea … [Read more...] about There’s no love lost for the manager of Chelsea on Valentine’s Day
Top of the Klopps: Could Liverpool finally break their Premier League hoodoo in 2019? - Photo AFPViet Nam News by Paul Kennedy As 2019 begins football fans everywhere will be making New Year resolutions, but what are the most important things for your teams this year? Here we take a look at some resolutions that may be getting made for the next 12 months for those fighting for the top spots in the English Premier League. Liverpool Since the dawn of time, or rather the dawn of the Premier League, Liverpool supporters have craved the country’s top prize. This year is the best chance of all. Sure, they have been top at Christmas before and not finished first, but there’s a feeling around Anfield that 2019 could finally be Liverpool’s year. Supporters will be hoping for more of the same in the second half of the season but above all, they would want to make sure key players, namely Virgil van Dijk and Mohammed Salah, stay fit. Can Liverpool finally break their … [Read more...] about As 2019 begins what resolutions are fans making right now?
Chelsea have promised to take the "strongest possible action" against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling. Chelsea have vowed action against fans who used anti-Semitic or racist language AFP/Glyn KIRK Minutes into Thursday's Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest's Groupama Arena, which ended 2-2, a vocal minority of Chelsea fans were heard singing a derogatory chant about Tottenham supporters, featuring anti-Semitic language. Chelsea in January launched a campaign to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in football and the club, including owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, have expressed disgust at the latest incident. "Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans," said a Chelsea spokesman. "It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities. "We have stated … [Read more...] about Chelsea pledge action after anti Semitic chants
Chelsea were made to pay heavily for missed chances as they squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolves on Wednesday (Dec 5). Wolves celebrate their winning goal against Chelsea. (AFP/GEOFF CADDICK) Ruben Loftus-Cheek looked set to take centre-stage when he marked just his second Premier League start of the season with the opening goal in the 18th minute. But two goals in four second-half minutes by Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota brought a dramatic turnaround after the visitors had wasted several opportunities to close out the game. It was a night to forget for Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who committed a howler to concede Wolves' equaliser. It meant a second defeat in three League outings for Maurizio Sarri's side, which featured five changes in the starting line-up but looked set to claim victory during a comfortable first-half display. Loftus-Cheek's inclusion in the first XI was a significant talking point after a week of rumours that the young England midfielder could … [Read more...] about Wolves come from behind to beat wasteful Chelsea