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Klopp Pushing African Stars To Ballon d'Or

Klopp Pushing African Stars To Ballon d'Or

By SL International - Mar 10, 2018 11:31 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he will do everything he can to help Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane get closer to the Ballon d'Or.

Read: Liverpool Advance To UCL Quarters

Former AC Milan star George Weah is the only African player to have won the coveted individual accolade.

Mane finished 23rd in the 2017 edition, while Salah did not make the top 30 despite shining for AS Roma and Egypt last year.

"Whatever we can do to help, we try to [concerning the Ballon d’Or]," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"African players are no different to other players in the world. I look for the football skills.

"I had a problem with the African Cup. That means they are out for four, five, six games. I didn’t like that.

"I’m a fan of the new decision to do it in the summer. It’ll open the market for African players.

"If we can help to bring Mo and Sadio closer to the Balon d’Or, we will try."

Read: Klopp Explains How Liverpool Have Improved Since Couitnho's Exit

Do you think Salah or Mane are capable of winning the award in the future? Have your say in the comment section below.



Mghatsane Joined: 06 Dec 2017
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Mghatsane Mar 10, 2018 08:39 PM
Sala is really good
ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 10, 2018 11:52 AM
I lyk klopp's words but to open african market is similar to colonisation y we've to please them?i think is the ryt tym to consider bricks
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Mar 10, 2018 11:46 AM
Hahaha! Now this funny for a side who doesn't have championship credentials?

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