Salah’s Egypt Suffer Defeat As Premier League Fixtures Are Released
Mohamed Salah was an unused substitute in Egypt’s defeat to Uruguay. Salah had recovered from a shoulder injury and was available for selection if needed.
However, the manager decided not to use their talisman despite dominating the game. A late header from Jose Jimenez was enough to secure the three points for the opposing side. Egypt and Mohamed Salah face Russia in their next game and they must win if they want to qualify into the knockout round.
“Mo Salah is an important player for us but you need to have a good team, and we have a good team. Salah will have an important role for us in the future matches.”
Dejan Lovren and Croatia face Nigeria on Saturday evening in their first game of the competition.
Trent Alexander-Arnold spoke of his admiration for fellow teammate Jordan Henderson having described him as a mentor during his first two seasons at the club.
“He’s definitely a mentor of mine. There’s a few [players] you quietly sit and watch to see how they go about their day. He’s definitely one of the ones over the course of the two years I’ve been with the [Liverpool] first team I’ve watched closely, and I’ve tried to pick up things he does that can make me a better player.“
Ahead of England’s game against Tunisia, Jordan Henderson is expected to start over Eric Dier in the holding midfield position. Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to start on the bench.
The Premier League fixtures have been announced with Liverpool facing West Ham at home on opening weekend. During the festive period, the Reds will face Manchester United and Arsenal at followed by a New Year’s trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City. Liverpool end the season at home to Wolves on May 12th.
The Merseyside derby will take place on 1st December at Anfield with the return fixture played on the 2nd March at Goodison Park.
The club have also been announced as the first visitors to Tottenham’s new stadium on September 15th.
Liverpool’s pre-season fixtures have been finalised as they prepare for the new season in August.
The Reds start their preparations away on July 7th against Chester, followed by a trip to Tranmere Rovers. A trip to Bury and Blackburn is then followed by their pre-season tour of United States where they will face Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Manchester United. Liverpool then travel to Dublin to face Napoli before playing their last friendly against Torino at home on August 7th.