Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri is facing a battle to be ready for the start of the season after manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he would be sidelined for “a while”.
Coach Javier Aguirre claims Mohamed Salah is a certainty to win the Ballon d’Or if Egypt triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Summer signing Sepp Van Den Berg will meet some of his new Liverpool team-mates at the weekend when the first tranche of first-team players return for pre-season training.
Mohamed Salah was on target as Africa Cup of Nations hosts Egypt ensured they emerged from Group A with a perfect record despite a stern examination by Uganda.
Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohamed Salah fired Egypt into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a goal each in a 2-0 win against DR Congo.
Trezeguet scored the only goal as hosts Egypt opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe in Cairo.
Egypt head coach Javier Aguirre has told Mohamed Salah that leading his country to Africa Cup of Nations glory will significantly boost his prospects of winning the Ballon d’Or.
James Milner was ridiculed in many quarters when he left a successful, title-winning Manchester City side to join Liverpool.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah used a photograph of his tearful Champions League final of 12 months ago to inspire him to return and win the European Cup for the first time.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said it was too early to talk about whether he would be at the club next season after watching his side lose the Champions League final to Liverpool.
Liverpool’s Champions League triumph left Jurgen Klopp ecstatic, emotional and hungry for more after finally getting his hands on silverware and then receiving a call from Premier League adversary Pep Guardiola.