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Why Salah’s call could end Liverpool’s season

Timothy Aiyeku

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A call has been made by former Premier League referee Mark Halsey on Egyptian and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and it is feared to end the season hopes held by the Reds if adhered to.

The former football official demanded that the former AS Roma star be handed a retrospective diving ban in their game against Newcastle.

According to the referee who retired at the end of the 2012/2013, the dive ensued an early second half lead against the Newcastle side which to him is unfair.

Mark Halsey insists that the Egyptian must be made to face the music with a 2-match ban.

However, records have it that the penalty is the first for Liverpool in the Premier League and at Anfield for 14 months which suggests that Mohamed Salah is really not in the habit of doing such.

Should a ban be handed to Liverpool star, it is feared to be a big blow to the manager Jurgen Klopp’s side knowing that the player’s impact would be felt in the two games which might cost the team some points.

The Merseyside club are not top in the Premier League table with six points clear from second place which keeps them in the right position to win the league this term.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.