Liverpool told they could face a fight to keep Mohamed Salah

Salah has been in fine form once again this campaign proving he is no one-season wonder. (AFP)
Updated 03 January 2019

Liverpool told they could face a fight to keep Mohamed Salah

  • For Egypt star Mido predicts compatriot will move to one of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
  • Salah called "the greatest Egyptian player of all time."

LONDON: Liverpool have been told to brave themselves for a battle to keep Mohamed Salah at Anfield.
That is the message from former Ajax, Tottenham and Egyptian striker Mido, who anticipates that another good season for the Reds will prompt big bids from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Last season saw Salah set records and win hearts as he scored 32 Premier League goals for Liverpool. And speaking before the Reds’ top-of-the-table clash against Manchester City last night, Mido told CNN: “If Barcelona or Real Madrid come for you your head is going to flip, all the players are like that.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid are different — no disrespect to Liverpool.
“I think Barcelona and Real Madrid were waiting to see how Salah would do this season; they don’t buy players after only one good or great season.
“I think if Salah scores 25-plus goals, I think they will come for him and it will be difficult for Liverpool to keep him.”
Adored not just on the Kop but across all of Egypt Mido added that Salah can already be considered the best player his country has produced.
“I think Salah is the greatest Egyptian player,” Mido said.
“If I judge all players, we had so many great players in the Egyptian history, we’ve had fantastic players who have done great for the country and for their own clubs in Egypt.
“But football is in Europe.
“If a player can play at the top for 10, 12 years in Europe, I think (Salah) should be considered the best player in Egyptian history,” he added.


Floyd Mayweather posts video about heading to Saudi Arabia for talks on Manny Pacquiao rematch

Updated 19 August 2019

Floyd Mayweather posts video about heading to Saudi Arabia for talks on Manny Pacquiao rematch

  • Mayweather, the undefeated 50-0 fighter, beat Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015
  • Mayweather's last two fights saw him in a bout against MMA champion Conor McGregor in August 2017 and rookie Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

LONDON: Floyd Mayweather released a video on Sunday saying he was traveling to Saudi Arabia for talks on a rematch with Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather, the undefeated 50-0 fighter, beat Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015 and it looks like the Kingdom could host the second bout between the two.

In the video, Mayweather said: “It’s an honor to come to Saudi Arabia to sit down with you guys to talk about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch. Saudi Arabia — Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather — I’m on my way.”
Mayweather's last two fights saw him in a bout against MMA champion Conor McGregor in August 2017 and rookie Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve, the latter not counting toward his professional record.
There has been no official announcement from Saudi authorities.