0Shares0000Second season slump: Mohamed Salah is struggling to match his fantastic form for Liverpool last season © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Mohamed Salah outshone Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the Champions League stage last season, but as Paris Saint-Germain’s star duo head to Anfield on Tuesday seeking to make amends, the Egyptian is struggling to match the heights of his debut campaign at Liverpool.Salah’s failure to hit top form dates back to his last Champions League appearance four months ago. Back in May, Salah was on the crest of a wave as his 44-goal campaign had carried Liverpool to the Champions League final and ensured qualification for this season’s competition.However, he lasted just 30 minutes in Kiev after injuring his shoulder when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and the Spanish giants went on to lift the trophy in a 3-1 win.Floored: Mohamed Salah has struggled to recover from a shoulder injury suffered in last season’s Champions League final © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYThat started a difficult few months for Salah as he was also robbed of being 100-percent fit for Egypt’s first World Cup in 28 years.Without their talisman, the Pharaohs were beaten by Uruguay in their opening game and his goals against Russia and Saudi Arabia couldn’t prevent Egypt returning home without a single point.Salah has also gone to war with the Egyptian federation over the use of his image and the decision to host their base camp in Chechnya.Egypt’s star player was put in the awkward position of having to pose for photos with Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been accused of human rights abuses.That hangover has been felt on the field with Salah scoring just twice in Liverpool’s opening five games of the campaign and missing chances he ruthlessly put away last season.– No one-man team –So far Salah’s slackness hasn’t cost Jurgen Klopp’s men. A summer of shrewd investment to build on the already substantial progress made under the German is already bearing fruit with five straight wins.“Of course, it’s important that we don’t have only one goalscorer,” Klopp said after an impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday, that should have been a far more comprehensive victory if the visitors had taken their chances.“It’s still early. Five games, fantastic we’ve won all of them, we have improved.”Neymar and Kylian Mbappe cost Paris Saint Germain more than a combined 400 million euros in the quest for Champions League glory © AFP / FRANCK FIFEThe 39 million euros ($45 million) Liverpool paid for Salah from Roma was brilliant business not just based on Salah’s production, but the hyper inflation that took place in the market just weeks later when PSG smashed the world transfer record by splurging 222 million euros on Neymar.A further 180 million was then splashed on beating Europe’s big guns to the signature of Mbappe, who confirmed his status as the rising star of world football in winning the World Cup for France.Both Neymar and Mbappe will see themselves as heirs to the throne of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best player.But it is Salah who is on the shortlist for FIFA’s Best Player award alongside Ronaldo and Croatian midfielder Luka Modric of Real Madrid, after PSG failed to get beyond the last 16 of the Champions League last season.The limited spotlight offered by Ligue 1 means Europe’s premier club competition is where Neymar and Mbappe need to shine to be in the running for individual awards.However, a blockbuster clash on a Champions League night at fortress Anfield is also the perfect stage for Salah to demonstrate to the world he is no one-season wonder.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Tags:#Location#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Imagine being able to look blocks or miles away from where you are and see how many people are hanging out at an intersection – in real time. Add a layer of precisely located Twitter messages, Foursquare check-ins, Flickr photos and other social data and what have you got? That sounds like a super power right out of a comic books to me: remote vision of where people are gathering and what they are saying.That’s what Skyhook Wireless has built as a demonstration for the forthcoming San Francisco Marathon. Skyhook is the company that provides the technology that iPhones, Motorola, and many other phones, use to discover a user’s location based on what wifi signals their phone is within reach of. Skyhook has driven all around the country and mapped out wifi, so it can augment the GPS signal your phone uses to determine your location. Now it’s publishing a real-time heatmap of where phone users are: see where people are gathering far away and what they are saying right now.Click below to see a full size image of the Skyhook San Francisco Marathon page.Of course this is just a proof of concept right now, and it doesn’t display terribly well yet on a mobile device, but it’s not hard to imagine seeing this scale up and out to other places and events. Want to draw a geo-fenced area of interest on a map and get an alert when an unusual number of people starts gathering somewhere inside that area? Want to get a live satellite video feed of said gathering pushed to your iPad? Well, Sergeant Snoopy, I’m not sure whether that’s a good idea or a bad one – but it doesn’t seem outside the realm of near-term possibilities anymore. The APIs are on their way.This is the kind of analysis and service that can be built on top of real-time anonymous aggregate information. Does this feel like a privacy violation? Is it worth the trade-off?
Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Tags:#Big Data#hack klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? We’ve covered Linked Data – a W3C specification for publishing structured data – frequently at ReadWriteWeb. We’ve covered its importance, its growth and various projects and tools taking advantage of it. But what about tools to actually get your hands dirty and work with it yourself?RDF is one way of using Linked Data. Michele Pasin, a researcher and Web developer at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities has created a list of resources for Python developers working with RD – including Python libraries, tutorials and Python friendly RDF triplestores.Some of the resources Pasin hightlights include:RdfLib – An RDF programming kit for Python.Getting data from the Semantic Web – A tutorial on using RdfLib to get data from “>DBPedia. (We covered DBPedia’s use of Linked Data here.)Django-RDF – An RDF engine for Django.Do you work with RDF and/or Linked Data? What are some of your favorite tools and resources? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid