Liverpool enjoyed a tremendous result against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
After going 2-0 up in the first-half, the Reds looked as if they had thrown the result away after PSG hit back through goals from Thomas Meunier and Kylian Mbappe.
But Roberto Firmino emerged from the bench to fire in the winner for Liverpool with just minutes remaining.
But despite the tremendous result, Liverpool’s night wasn’t all positive.
Mohamed Salah has had a tough start to the season. His relationship with Sadio Mane has come into question recently after the two seemed to be reluctant to pass to each other in the 2-1 win over Tottenham on the weekend.
And he had another tough night against PSG. His mistake gifted the French side the equaliser before he was subbed off for Xherdan Shaqiri with five minutes remaining.
Firmino saved his blushes with his late winner but, it was Salah’s reaction to the goal that hit the headlines.
After initially throwing his hands in the air, Salah then threw a water bottle into the ground.
His actions did seem odd and many have argued he was angry that Firmino had scored the winner.
There have been further claims that Salah didn’t then celebrate on the pitch at the end of the game, only adding fuel to the fire that he was frustrated.
But the truth has now been revealed about his actions after the game – and it proves reports that the Egyptian winger was angry are completely force.
According to the Mirror, Salah was prevented from immediately celebrating with his team-mates after the win over PSG because he was selected for drugs testing.
But, after completing the testing protocol he was one of the most prominent players rejoicing at the incredible Champions’ League victory in the dressing room afterwards.
And alongside him as one of the most prominent celebrators was none other than Mane, with the two dancing together in celebration.
The report concludes by saying that the feeling within the camp is that there has never been better unity amongst all the players.
Well there we have it. It seems Liverpool fans have nothing to worry about.
Salah may have been frustrated with his own performance, but to say he was angry following the result is going well too far.
It also shows that any suggestion of a rift between him and Mane are completely false.
Euro 2020: Christian Eriksen To Get Heart-Starting Device After Cardiac Attack
After a series of tests were carried out by experts in the field, the Inter star will have a potentially life-saving device implanted
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Christian Eriksen will be fitted with an ICD – a heart defibrillator – after he suffered a cardiac incident in the match against Finland, Denmark have confirmed.
The Inter star fell to the pitch unconscious on the second match day of Euro 2020 and had to be resuscitated before then being transported to hospital.
Now, after a series of tests carried out by medical specialists, it has been announced that Eriksen will have a potentially life-saving implant installed.
What has been said?
National team doctor Morten Boesen has been in contact with the cardiac specialist at Rigshospitalet and Eriksen, and this is the latest status: “After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter). This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.
“Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.
“We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time.”
Has Eriksen spoken since the incident?
Yes. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the attacking midfielder wrote: “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”
Will he be able to play football again?
It is not yet known whether Eriksen will be able to play football again.
It is not unheard of, though, as the example of German forward Daniel Engelbrecht showed.
Engelbrecht collapsed on the pitch while playing for Stuttgart Kickers in July 2013, having suffered from a heart attack.
He was then fitted with a defibrillator and returned to the pitch in November of 2014 after 17 months of recovery.
However, Engelbrecht suffered from more heart issues down the line and hung up his boots in 2018 to concentrate on a career in coaching.
In terms of players still in the game, Ajax and Netherlands star Daley Blind continues to play at the highest level after having an ICD implanted in December 2019.
Ex-Chelsea Boss Lampard Back in Crystal Palace Contention
The London club were expected to secure former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
However, talks collapsed, which means they are looking for another candidate.
Lampard’s interest in the Palace job is unknown, but he had recently stated that he was ready to get back to work after his sacking by Chelsea in January.
PSG Hijack Another Barcelona Target — Report
According to Italian journalist Guillaume Maillard-Pacini, Paris-Saint Germain have hijacked yet another Barcelona transfer target.
A few days ago, the Paris-based club stole away Georginio Wijnaldum from the Blaugranas by offering him wages worth more than double which Joan Laporta and co were ready to offer.
Now, Les Parisiens are about to do the same with former AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Touted to become one of the world’s best goalkeepers, Donnarumma is at the end of his contract in Milan. Moving away as a free agent, the goalkeeper is on the radar of several top-tier clubs across Europe. His agent, Mino Raiola, is attempting to find the Italian national the right club where he can continue to grow and develop as a player.
Barça had made contact with Raiola regarding his transfer; the high-profile agent had offered his player to the club himself. However, this transfer has not been one of the Catalan club’s main priorities over the summer, and it is likely they will continue to bet on the relatively underperforming Marc-Andres ter Stegen, who will surely bounce back into form soon.
Therefore, the conditions have been set for PSG to hijack yet another transfer target from Camp Nou. Donnarumma, whose transfer to Barça was becoming more and more likely, will now probably be pried away to Paris — a club that have the financial resources to offer him a much better contract.
It is likely that the 22-year-old’s agent will also get his notoriously large commission on this deal as well, with reports claiming he will be asking anything up to €20m, as Donnarumma will be joining PSG as a free agent, giving more leeway for a higher agent-fee. Barcelona, in any case, would have probably not been able to afford such a fee.
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