17 things we loved this weekend: Salah, Fred, Azpilicueta, Benzema

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match against Aston Villa, Anfield, Liverpool, Dec. 11, 2021.

It was a controversial weekend in the Premier League as Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all scored winning goals from the penalty spot. 

Elsewhere, Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 to extend their lead at the top of La Liga and Zlatan Ibrahimovic made history during AC Milan’s draw with Udinese.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.

Mohamed Salah

He’s the best player in the league by a mile, isn’t he?


We can’t get enough of Fredinho.

Aaron Ramsdale

He’s loving every second of this season.

Steven Gerrard

A fair response.

Jurgen Klopp

He’s mastered Scouse. Not Brummie yet, though.


The perfect ingredient for a fixture like Chelsea vs Leeds.

Cesar Azpilicueta 

But Chelsea and Azpilicueta had the last laugh at Stamford Bridge.

Hakan Calhanoglu

He received Inter’s Player of the Month award pre-match. Then did this.

Karim Benzema

Real have effectively wrapped up the La Liga title already.

Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe and Messi are starting to click.

Eduardo Silva

Come for the goal, stay for the commentary.

Moses Simon

That’s some way to seal a comeback win.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

That’s some pretty good company.

Mattia Aramu



Andy Carroll

Big Andy. Still box office.


Everton U18s

Scenes we not so secretly love to see…

This clip

We’ve watched this on repeat all morning.

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