Mo Salah’s contract situation:”I’m not aware of any recent developments. It was always going to be the most tricky of this summer’s negotiations so it is bound to take some time.” [James Pearce, the athletic]
Only two African players have scored 100 Premier League goals:
• Didier Drogba (104)
• Mohamed Salah (100)
How many more games before he smashes the record?
Since Virgil van Dijk returned for Liverpool in the Premier League:
• 4 games (3 wins, 1 draw)
• 3 clean sheets
• 1 goal conceded
• 0 goals conceded in open play
• 13 shots on target faced
• 9 goals scored
Roberto Firmino has returned to light training following a hamstring injury. The Brazil international has started jogging outside and doing some ball work with the club’s rehab staff at Kirkby’s AXA Training Centre. [James Pearce]
Jurgen Klopp on facing Cristiano Ronaldo:“Am I happy that he’s at United? No I can’t say that – it’s not true!I was surprised – not about United but when I heard the first rumours that he wants to leave Juve because I had no idea about the Juventus circle – people inform me from time to time what’s going on there.” [sky]
We can confirm Harvey Elliott has been discharged from hospital after suffering a serious ankle injury in the game against Leeds United on Sunday.
The 18-year-old was stretchered from the field at Elland Road after sustaining the injury in a challenge midway through the second half.
Elliott will be required to undergo surgery in the coming days and the club will offer a further update on his prognosis in due course.
Harvey, his family and Liverpool FC would like to place on record their thanks to the paramedics and all the staff at Leeds General Infirmary for the care and treatment given.