Former Liverpool favorite Dirk Kuyt has weighed in on how Sadio Mane and Mo Salah shall be feeling after the pair skilled very totally different feelings on the Africa Cup of Nations just lately.
Our star males met one another within the ultimate of the match in Cameroon and it was our No. 10 that got here out on prime when Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties.
Kuyt was a Dutch worldwide and was part of the Netherlands squad that made it via to the 2010 World Cup ultimate in South Africa solely to be defeated by Spain – the Spanish squad included his Liverpool teammates Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina.
“I keep in mind I used to be attempting to make my run from outdoors to inside and in the course of the match I noticed Pepe Reina operating down behind the linesman, yelling on the Spanish defenders that they should watch me and have to be cautious of my runs,” Kuyt informed The Mirror (by way of the Liverpool Echo).
“That’s what you noticed with Salah and Mane; Salah was attempting every thing to win that cup and you possibly can see it with the penalty Mane needed to take that the goalkeeper saved!
“I misplaced a World Cup ultimate and it’s one of many saddest moments of my profession however, after the match, the teammates from membership sides got here into the dressing rooms.
“When you enter that white line and also you’re contained in the pitch, it’s like a battle, however as soon as the whistle goes and the sport is over it’s completed.
Though Salah confronted heartache while Mane bought his arms on the trophy, our ex-No. 18 believes the pair can now work collectively to make sure they win silverware with the Reds this time period.
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“They aren’t solely prime, prime soccer gamers, they’re winners and so they need to win as many trophies as they will presumably get,” Kuyt stated.
“However they know they want one another to make it doable so I’ve no worries there shall be any issues between them.”
The pair began collectively at Turf Moor on Sunday after we defeated Burnley 1-0 because of Fabinho’s first-half strike, and though the pair have been saved quiet in Lancashire, we are going to want them at their greatest within the coming weeks as we proceed our hunt for 4 totally different trophies this time period.