Liverpool’s defeat and Mbappe did not talk about his departure
Liverpool loses friendly against Hertha Berlin 4-3 with an effective appearance of Salah and the return of Van Dijk:
The professional English team, Liverpool, in its ranks, the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, lost to his German counterpart, Hertha Berlin, by four goals to three, in the friendly match that brought the two teams together at the “Tivoli” stadium, in preparation for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.
Mohamed Salah started the match with Liverpool and left replaced in the second half of the meeting, in light of coach Jurgen Klopp’s desire to involve all his available players.
The meeting also witnessed the return of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez to play with Liverpool, after a long absence from the field due to injury, as they participated in the 70th minute of the confrontation events.
The first half ended in a positive tie 2-2, as the German team Hertha Berlin advanced with two goals through Santiago Escalebar and Swat Serdar in the 21st and 31st minutes.
Senegalese Sadio Mane scored Liverpool’s first goal in the 36th minute, before the Japanese Minamino scored the second goal for the Reds in the 42nd minute with a superb assist from Mohamed Salah.
In the second half, striker Stefan Jovetic scored Hertha Berlin’s third and fourth goals in the 66th and 80th minutes, before Alex Chamberlain scored Liverpool’s third goal in the 88th minute.
Liverpool started the match with the following formation.
Defence: Arnold, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas
Midfield: Keita, Elliott, Milner
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Mane, Minamino
Liverpool had played 3 friendly matches, in the Austria camp, in preparation for the new season 2021-2022 competitions, beginning with a 1-1 draw with its Austrian counterpart, Walker Innsbruck, in a match for only 30 minutes.
Liverpool also tied in the second friendly match against Stuttgart, Germany, with the same result 1-1 on the same day, in a 30-minute match as well, a match in which Mohamed Salah participated.
Liverpool won the third friendly match against its German counterpart, Mainz, with a goal free of charge, last Friday, in the meeting in which Mohamed Salah participated in the first 45 minutes.
Pochettino: Mbappe did not tell me he wanted to leave PSG
Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain coach Kylian Mbappe did not inform him of the decision not to renew with the team and leave during the current summer transfer period, as indicated by press reports.
Pochettino said in statements to the French newspaper “Le Parisien” about the rumors linking him to leaving Paris: “There were a lot of rumors, we all know that this is the reality of football, there are movements in football, clubs, with players and coaches.”
Pochettino added: “So the rumors will always exist, with the president or sporting director Leonardo, we have always maintained a calm and smooth relationship, things have always been clear, there was no need to say more.”
“I didn’t feel it was necessary to deny it, it was very clear on the part of the club and on my part,” Pochettino said.
Pochettino said in response to the Spanish press, who claimed that Mbappe told his coach that he would not renew with Paris Saint-Germain and was seeking to leave: “These are private discussions, but in any case, Killian did not tell me about it. Can we imagine his departure for free? I can’t use my imagination.”
On the possibility of Paul Pogba joining Paris, he said: “I do not like to talk about players from other teams, the club is working very carefully, doing good things, in the end, we will see who the new people are if there is any contract coming, and we will see who will leave the team.” .
On the transfer season, the coach said: “I think the club is doing a great job, we are gradually achieving the goals that we have been looking for since the beginning of the period, so I am happy with what we have achieved so far.”