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Simon is a football writer here at Pundit Arena. You can contact him at simon@punditarena.com, or through the Twitter link below

Brian O’Driscoll Outlines Why Peter O’Mahony Is The Perfect Choice As Lions Captain

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 23: Peter O'Mahony, who will captain the British & Irish Lions in the first test against the New Zealand All Blacks, poses at Eden Park on June 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out on Eden Park on Saturday, in the first Test against the All Blacks. The decision taken by Warren Gatland earlier in the week has been met with near-universal acclaim, with many seeing vast leadership ability in the 27-year-old Munster flanker especially after the display against the Maori All Black last weekend. One …

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Chelsea Would Happily Sell Nemanja Matic To Man United To Land Their Primary Target

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Nemanja Matic of Chelsea celebrates after he scores to make it 4-2 during the Emirates FA Cup semi-final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Selling players to title rivals is a dangerous practice, but Chelsea would seemingly have no problem when it comes to Nemanja Matic. The Serbian midfielder battled with Cesc Fabregas for a starting spot in the Premier League champions’ starting eleven last season – and rather than make him compete for his place all over again next year, manager Antonio Conte …

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Jurgen Klopp Explains What “Perfect” Mohamed Salah Will Bring To Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah new signing for Liverpool at Melwood Training Ground on June 22, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool completed their second signing of the summer on Thursday night, with the club record acquisition of Roma winger Mohamed Salah. The figure, undisclosed by Liverpool themselves but revealed by Roma to be around £36.9m, surpasses the fee paid for Andy Carroll in 2011, and manager Jurgen Klopp believes he will be worth every penny. Speaking to Liverpool’s website, Klopp …

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Done Deal: Liverpool Finally Confirm The Club Record Signing Of Mohamed Salah

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After a long, drawn-out negotiation process, Egyptian international Mohamed Salah is now officially a Liverpool player. With personal terms reportedly already agreed, 25-year-old flew into England earlier this week to undergo a medical and complete the formalities of a deal that, while initially thought to be worth in the region of £34m, Roma have since confirmed is, in fact, is …

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Liverpool Have Rejected An £11m Bid For Defender Alberto Moreno

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Alberto Moreno of Liverpool looks on during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

In a move that could be considered cutting off their nose to spite their face, Liverpool have rejected an £11m bid for left-back Alberto Moreno. The Times have reported on Thursday morning that as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to welcome one player from Serie A in the form of Mohamed Salah, they have turned down the chance to send a player …

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