Book review: Randa Shaath's autobiography explores the link between soul and place    Laporte out for up to a month with hamstring injury, says Guardiola    Turmoil reshapes Malaysian politics with Mahathir role in doubt    Prayers at fire-bombed mosques as India's riot toll grows    Promising political stability, new Tunisian government takes office    Egyptian jewellery manufacturers need to more focus on product innovation to compete globally: designer Omama Atef    New virus has infected 83,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths    Japan's Hokkaido declares state of emergency over virus    Coronavirus spreads in three continents; markets brace for global recession    Live score: Egypt's Zamalek v Tunisia's Esperance (African Champions League, quarterfinals)    Ighalo dedicates first Man Utd goal to late sister    Egypt becomes Africa's third fastest internet speed – minister    Egypt reaches agreement with Eni, Naturgy over Damietta LNG plant    Sudan celebrates Nile Day under theme of ‘joint investments on the river'    Mamluks' war with Ottomans: Rise of a civilisation, fall of another    Iran reports 22 deaths from coronavirus; 141 infected    Parliament has worked on files for all former officials deferred for years: MP Salah Hassaballah    Mo Salah joins UNHCR in combating refugee illiteracy through Instant Network Schools    10th Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to showcase diverse theatre programme    FRA approves capital hike of EGP 200m for CI Capital    Egypt's Sisi approves loan worth $14 mln to establish grain storage in Port Said    Saudi Arabia stops pilgrimages over coronavirus spread    Egypt's Suez Canal post revenues to $5.8 billion in 2018/19    Turkey cuts off water supply to Syria's Hasakah city: report    Finance Ministry rejects SMEs law article amendments    GB Auto to discontinue Hyundai representation in Iraq    447% increase in mobile Malware attacks in Egypt: Kaspersky    NBE provides EGP 1bn credit facilities to Fiber Misr    Egypt's cabinet approves purchasing preventive equipment for Covid19    Military funeral for Mubarak amid regional, international absence    Tennis legend Maria Sharapova is retiring at 32    Egypt holds military funeral for former president Mubarak – Photos    The Mubarak legacy    Hosni Mubarak (1928-2020)    Is it time for Egypt to develop local English-language media outlets?    Controlling public assembly    The sound of a glitch    Don't miss Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet concerts at the opera house    Mahathir strengthens power amid Malaysian political turmoil    First art exhibition taking place in Saudi Arabia features connection between Fellini and Picasso    Al Ahly, Zamalek play 2nd Cairo Derby in less than 96 hours    Amr Fahmy former CAF general-secretary, dies battling cancer    Cairo court acquits Mubarak's sons of stock market manipulation    Al Ahly play Zamalek for Egypt Super Cup in Abu Dhabi    Little Women on its way to become a classic    UEFA Champions League: defending champions Liverpool clash with Atletico Madrid    Egypt's Golden Age actress, Nadia Lutfi, dies at 83    Egypt's President Sisi pardons some prisoners on 25 Jan. Revolution anniversary    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

A look at Liverpool's players in the Champions League final
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 24 - 05 - 2018

LIVERPOOL, England, May 24, 2018 (News Wires) — A look at Liverpool's players ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid:
Loris Karius
Karius supplanted Simon Mignolet as first-choice goalkeeper at the turn of the year and has kept the spot ever since. The 24-year-old German's handling can be suspect, though he has barely made a mistake in the last five months and manager Juergen Klopp appreciates Karius' ability with his feet.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Alexander-Arnold has broken through this season, initially alternating with Joe Gomez before making the position his own and even forcing his way into England squad for the World Cup. The 19-year-old right back's surging runs down the wing are a feature of Liverpool's attacking play and Alexander-Arnold often takes direct free kicks ahead of the senior members of the team.
Andrew Robertson
Released by Celtic when he was 15, Robertson played for free for Scottish team Queen's Park in 2013-14. He was then relegated from the Premier League with Hull last year. He only broke into the Liverpool team in December following an injury to Alberto Moreno and hasn't looked back, quickly becoming a fan favorite with his work rate and attacking runs.
Virgil Van Dijk
Van Dijk is soccer's most expensive defender after moving from Southampton to Liverpool for $99 million in January. He is a commanding presence at center back, and has brought authority and assuredness to a defense that was widely seen as frail and error-prone. The Dutchman is a threat at corners, too.
Dejan Lovern
Lovren is an oft-criticized center back who acknowledges that he has grown in confidence since playing alongside Van Dijk. He might not have been playing in the final if it wasn't for an injury to Joel Matip, a Klopp signing from the Bundesliga. Real Madrid might choose to target Lovren, who excels in a deeper-lying defense and can look ponderous in a high line.
Jordan Henderson
Henderson is looking to become the fifth Liverpool captain to lift European soccer's biggest prize. He has grown as a leader in his position at the base of the midfield this season, although he hasn't always been assured of his place in the team because of the impressive form of Emre Can. Henderson works hard and keeps it simple with his passing.
Georginio Wijnaldum
Wijnaldum is another who is in the team because of recent injuries to others, chiefly Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Emre Can. Yet he is selfless and an unsung hero, rarely letting Liverpool down and often popping up with important goals — almost always at Anfield.
James Milner
Known for his work rate, tirelessness and versatility, Milner has become an unlikely assist-maker in Liverpool's run to the Champions League final, setting up a competition-high nine goals. Far from the most glamorous player in the team but one of the most important.
Mohamed Salah
Salah is having the season of his career, with 44 goals in 51 games, and could yet win the Ballon d'Or if he guides Liverpool to the Champions League title. The Egypt forward has an uncanny calmness in front of goal, with his chipped finishes or curling shots into the far corner becoming his trademark. He is positioned on the right of the front three, but is often found centrally and the furthest forward.
Roberto Firmino
Firmino sets the tone for the pressing game that Klopp demands and is often seen harassing opposition defenders and midfielders, winning the ball back. But the Brazilian has added goals — a career-high 27 in all competitions this season — to his game, making him a brilliant all-round striker. Firmino often drops deep to help out his midfield when Liverpool is under pressure.
Sadio Mane
Mane has often gone under the radar this season because of the prolific scoring of Salah and the all-around improvement of Firmino, but he has come into form in the final months of the season. Expect the unexpected with Mane, who can miss easy chances and give the ball away cheaply, then explode into the game with goals and dangerous runs.

Clic here to read the story from its source.