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La Liga Boss, Tebas Slams ‘Ignorance’ Of European Premier League Organizers
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La Liga Boss, Tebas Slams ‘Ignorance’ Of European Premier League Organizers

Reports that the continent's top clubs might be ready to join the proposed new tournament provoked a strong reaction from the Spanish supremo La Liga president Javier Tebas has dismissed the prospect of a breakaway European Premier League, stating that such a proposal is a product of "ignorance". According to reports that began to circulate on Tuesday, the prospective competition is backed by Wall Street giants JP Morgan as well as English clubs Liverpool and Manchester United and could come into being as soon as 2022. The EPL would bring together Europe's top clubs in a single tournament, which would ultimately replace the Champions League as the continent's top club prize. Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who has lent his support to a group campaigning fo...
David Coote Removed From VAR Duties Following The Merseyside Derby Errors
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David Coote Removed From VAR Duties Following The Merseyside Derby Errors

David Coote, who is one of the official in charge of VAR during the Merseyside Derby, will not be on VAR duties for the upcoming Premier League weekend. According to the PGMOL, the body responsible for match officials, has now decided to relinquish Coote of referee or VAR duties for this weekend’s round of games. David Coote have come under fire following baffling decisions during the top of the table clash between Everton and Liverpool. He failed to send off Pickford after his reckless challenge on Van Djik. Coote also ruled out Henderson's goal towards the closing stages of the match judging Mane to be offside. However, the replays revealed that the freeze frame was inconclusive. In our opinion, he should be kept far away from high profile matches. This is the 2nd time he...
La Liga boss Tebas slams ‘ignorance’ of European Premier League organisers
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La Liga boss Tebas slams ‘ignorance’ of European Premier League organisers

 Reports that the continent's top clubs might be ready to join the proposed new tournament provoked a strong reaction from the Spanish supremo La Liga president Javier Tebas has dismissed the prospect of a breakaway European Premier League, stating that such a proposal is a product of "ignorance". According to reports that began to circulate on Tuesday, the prospective competition is backed by Wall Street giants JP Morgan as well as English clubs Liverpool and Manchester United and could come into being as soon as 2022. The EPL would bring together Europe's top clubs in a single tournament, which would ultimately replace the Champions League as the continent's top club prize.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus
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Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet tests positive for coronavirus

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet has tested positive for coronavirus.   The Belgian stopper is one of four Club Bruges staff members who returned positive test results after the club carried out massive testing ahead of their Champions League clash with Zenit Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, October 20.   Players Odilon Kossounou, Michael Krmencik, and CEO Vincent Mannaert are the other three people to test positive.   A club statement read: "On Saturday morning, the entire Bruges delegation was tested for Covid-19 in anticipation of the European match in and against Saint Petersburg.   "Internationals Simon Mignolet and Odilon Kossounou and attacker Michael Krmencik tested positive.   "CEO Vincent Mannaert also passed a positiv...
‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique
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‘Thiago is a phenomenal player’ – Liverpool’s new ‘magician’ will be the signing of the season, says Enrique

The former Red is confident that the Spanish midfielder will add a new dimension to Jurgen Klopp's starting XI for the 2020-21 campaign Jose Enrique has described Thiago Alcantara as a "phenomenal player" and backed Liverpool's new "magician" to be the signing of the season. Liverpool bought Thiago from Bayern Munich for £20 million ($26m) on September 18, tying him down to a four-year contract. The former Barcelona playmaker has won 24 major trophies over the course of his career, including two Champions League crowns, the second of which he picked up with Bayern in 2019-20.
Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more
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Fantasy football: FPL Gameweek 5 transfer advice, captain picks and more

Rushhoursport  handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections over the course of the 2020-21 campaign Gameweek 4 of the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League campaign delivered two jaw-dropping results as Tottenham hit Manchester United for six before Liverpool conceded seven against Aston Villa. It was a day to remember for Ollie Watkins (£5.9m) as he netted a hat-trick against the Premier League champions, while Jack Grealish (£7.1m) also starred for Villa and recorded a hugely impressive 24 points.
The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out
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‘I Did The Job Of The Manager All Those 17 Years’ – Jurgen Klopp’s Former Assistant, Zeljko Buvac Hits Out

Zeljko Buvac has claimed that he “did the job of manager” after finally breaking his silence after his shock departure from Liverpool in 2018. Former Reds assistant boss Buvac quit Merseyside with no explanation beyond ‘personal reasons’ after working with Jurgen Klopp for 17 years. It was claimed that the Bosnian-Serb was not pleased with Pep Lijnders’ growing influence at Anfield, with the Dutchman since being promoted to Buvac’s old job. Buvac admitted that he did not congratulate Klopp or the Liverpool players on them ending their 30-year title drought. And he hinted at a breakdown in his relationship with his former boss in conversation with Russian journalist Nobel Arustamyan, with the quotes translated by The Athletic. “I didn’t,” Buvac said when asked if he had c...
Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa
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Everton’s Richarlison Brutally Trolls Liverpool After 7-2 Humiliation Against Aston Villa

  Everton number seven Richarlison posted an image of himself to Twitter on Sunday night - with many fans thinking it was mocking Liverpool for their devastating 7-2 loss to Aston Villa. The Premier League champions were stunned at Villa Park as an Ollie Watkins hat-trick helped put the home side 4-1 ahead at half-time. Many expected Liverpool to grow into the game but Dean Smith's side ramped up the pressure even higher to secure a historic victory. Immediately after the game, Brazilian forward Richarlison shared a picture of himself from the back, meaning his shirt number was completely visible. Fans are convinced the 23-year-old did it on purpose in a huge dig at his side's bitter rivals. The Toffees are currently top of the league after winning all four of their ...
Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa
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Klopp Shocked By Liverpool Collapse To Concede Seven At Aston Villa

Jurgen Klopp admitted his surprise at Liverpool’s stunning collapse to lose 7-2 at Aston Villa on Sunday. Ollie Watkins scored a first-half hat-trick as the Reds became the first reigning English champions to concede seven goals in a league match since 1953. “It was unexpected but it happened tonight,” said Klopp. “We put all our rubbish things and mistakes in one game and hopefully we can start again.” Liverpool’s high line was torn apart by Villa’s counter-attack, while the absence of goalkeeper Alisson Becker to injury and Sadio Mane due to a positive coronavirus test was notable. The Reds were not beaten until their 28th league game in romping to the title last season and had won their opening three games of the new campaign. Alisson’s absence made a telling impact a...
Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer
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Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer

A hat-trick from new signing Ollie Watkins and a Jack Grealish double saw Aston Villa hammer reigning Premier League champions Liverpool 7-2 on Sunday. Liverpool are now the first defending champion to concede seven goals in a Premier League game. It is now three wins out of three games played so far for Villa while for Liverpool it is a first defeat in the league this season. This is the second time Villa will score seven goals in a Premier League game since a 7-1 versus Wimbledon in 1995. Also this is the first time Liverpool have conceded seven since a 7-2 league defeat at Tottenham in April 1963. Watkins is the 10th player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Liverpool, and the first since Dimitar Berbatov in September 2010. He is the first English-born player to do so...
Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri
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Liverpool boss Klopp willing to go with Wilson over Shaqiri

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to keep hold of Harry Wilson this season. Burnley are the only club to have tabled an offer which was made up of £12million upfront with a further £4m in add-ons. Despite the Clarets' interest, Klopp decided that Wilson was ready to play against Arsenal in this week's Carabao Cup defet and get some minutes under his belt. The Athletic reports Liverpool are waiting for Burnley to increase their offer, but Klopp is potentially willing to keep Wilson in place of Xherdan Shaqiri if the former Stoke man leaves the club. It's a glimmer of hope for Wilson, who remains keen to make the grade at Anfield having come through the youth ranks at Melwood.
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid
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Striker Suarez departs Barcelona for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 33 year old Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain.
Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup
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Liverpool Hit Seven To Set Up Arsenal Tie In Carabao Cup

Liverpool thrashed League One side, Lincoln to set up a Carabao Cup fourth-round tie with Arsenal next week. Xherdan Shaqiri curled a fine free-kick into the top corner to put them ahead. Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones both scored twice as the second-string Reds cruised through - with £41m Diogo Jota one of three debutants in the game. Tayo Edun pulled one back, Marko Grujic added a sixth for Liverpool, Lewis Montsma scored for Lincoln and Divock Origi got the Reds' seventh. Liverpool handed debuts to defenders Rhys Williams and Kostas Tsimikas, with former Wolves forward Jota coming on in the second half. Most of their goals were excellent. After Shaqiri's free-kick, Minamino curled home from outside the box and teenager Jones scored from Origi's cushioned header. ...
Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente
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Leeds sign £23m Real Sociedad star Llorente

The Whites had been eager to add another defensive option to their ranks at Elland Road, with Marcelo Bielsa turning his attention towards Spain Leeds have completed the signing of Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente for a fee in the region of €25 million (£23m/$29m). Marcelo Bielsa was eager to add some steel to his starting XI, with the goals having flowed at both ends of the field through the early weeks of the 2020-21 campaign. Indeed, Leeds have been involved in back-to-back 4-3 thrillers after returning to the English top flight, with a narrow defeat suffered at defending champions Liverpool before then edging out Fulham at Elland Road.
Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium
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Barcelona Banned From Signing Georginio Wijnaldium

Barca boss Ronald Koeman has made Wijnaldum one of his two priority transfer targets – but his plans to sign the 29-year-old have been thrown into disarray. Georginio Wijnaldum’s future has been thrown into confusion after Barcelona were banned by La Liga rulers from signing the Kop star. New Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman had identified Liverpool title-winning midfielder Wijnaldum as his number one priority along with fellow Dutch striker Memphis Depay from Lyon with both stars in the last year of contracts. But Barcelona’s dire financial crisis has forced them to shelve plans to sign Wijnaldum with the Spanish league’s governing body stepping in to block the move. La Liga clubs are operating under strict financial guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic. Barce...
Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool
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Lampard Backs Kepa After ‘Big Mistake’ Against Liverpool

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard remains supportive of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the player made a big mistake in their 2-0 loss to Liverpool. Two goals from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the victory in what could be a huge game in the race for the title. Mane opened the scoring in the 50th-minute with a well-taken header in the box. The goal followed a well worked move from Reds players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. The Senegalese then scored his second of the game following an error from Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga received the ball close to his goal and was immediately closed down by Mane. The forward blocked his pass and calmly put the ball in the back of the net. Speaking after the game to Sky Sports (via BBC), Lampard said: “We showed moments...
Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move
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Thiago Sets Premier League Passing Record On Liverpool Debut After £20m Move

The new signing from Bayern Munich has made an instant impact in a Reds shirt as they beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge New signing Thiago Alcantara set a Premier League record on his Liverpool debut as he out-passed every single Chelsea player, despite only being on the pitch for 45 minutes. The Spain international only completed his initial £20m ($26m) move from Bayern Munich on Friday, but was included in the travelling Reds squad for Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge. He began the game on the bench but was introduced at half-time after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a suspected thigh injury, and immediately showed the excitement around his arrival at Liverpool was justified. The game was goalless at that stage, though the champions were given the edge wh...
Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves
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Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves

Liverpool have agreed a £45m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota, with the 23-year-old set to head to Melwood on Saturday to undergo a medical before completing the deal. The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota's arrival at Anfield could be made easier by Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves in a deal worth £10m, plus add-ons. Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United . The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal and will follow Thiago Alcantara in moving to the Premier League champions The Portugue...
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Fernando Torres: ‘The Last Symbol’ Documentary Drops Today And It Looks Incredible

Fernando Torres' 'Last Symbol' documentary releases today and it promises to be must-see for all football fans. The retired star, best know for his stints with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, was one of the deadliest strikers in world football during his prime. However, 'El Nino' stayed out of the limelight throughout his career and not many know his story. The documentary will put the 36-year-old's whole life under the microscope and features interviews from the managers who knew him best. Interviews in the documentary include former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque, as well as Torres himself "This is the story of my life. So short but yet so lengthy," Torres said per Advanced Television. "This documentary is a journey through more than...
Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago
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Bayern Boss Hans-dieter Flick Congratulates Liverpool On £20m Signing Of Thiago

Bayern Munich manager Hans-Dieter Flick has congratulated Liverpool on the £25million signing of Thiago Alcantara. Having been linked with the Spaniard all summer, Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Bayern on Thursday after they agreed to pay a minimum of £20m over the next four years, along with £5m in add-ons. The 29-year-old was made available by Bayern after he entered the final year of his contract, which saw the European champions cash in on arguably their best midfielder. And now with his move agreed between the two clubs, Flick took the opportunity to heap praise on Thiago, while applauding Liverpool for their most recent acquisition. 'Thiago is an extraordinary player and was very important for us,' Flick said. 'My coaching team an...
Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash
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Lampard Confident Werner Will Be Fit For Liverpool Clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says he is hopeful new signing Timo Werner can shake off a leg knock in time for Sunday’s Premier League clash against champions Liverpool. Germany international Werner, who joined from RB Leipzig in the close season, picked up the issue when he was fouled by Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan in Monday’s 3-1 league win. “He took a knock when he won the penalty which we hope is a dead leg,” Lampard told a news conference. “I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for the Liverpool game). “I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he’s going to bring, we saw that with the speed to get the penalty. He’s going to be a real threat.” Werner said that he was in pain for the rest of the game but...
Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be
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Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be

Manchester City successfully defended their crown in the 2018/19 season but were pushed all the way by Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men finished on 98 points, just one ahead of Liverpool, who responded by finishing 18 points ahead of City last season to end their 30-year wait for a league title, "It was harder than we expected and we needed a very big fight with them to get it done," De Bruyne told the Daily Mail. "Mentally, sometimes it's tougher. Some teams are a little more focused on beating you. "Sometimes, some people find it more difficult after winning to get that same feeling again. It is very difficult to recreate the same feeling even with the same team, "There is so much in life that goes on personally. Every little thing can change you. Injury can change you. Football is all...
Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness
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Liverpool and Manchester United trying to blackmail Bayern Munich over Thiago, claims Hoeness

The veteran director has suggested that there is increasingly a pattern of underhand dealing in the transfer market Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has hit out at Liverpool and Manchester United, claiming that they are trying to “blackmail” the German side into selling midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The former Barcelona player has been a cornerstone of Bayern’s success in recent years, which culminated in August as they won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. The 29-year-old Spain international has been closely linked with a switch to Liverpool in recent weeks, but Hoeness has suggested that there has been some foul play at work.
Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window
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Klopp: Liverpool won’t throw money away in transfer window

The Reds have made just one signing since winning the Premier League title, but their manager is not concerned by the lack of activity Jurgen Klopp vowed Liverpool will not "throw money away" as he hit back at the Premier League champions' transfer critics. Liverpool finished 18 points clear at the top of the table last season but have been accused by some observers of sitting back after making just one signing so far this window. Kostas Tsimikas was brought in from Olympiakos for £11.75 million ($15m) in August to provide competition for regular left-back Andy Robertson.
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
Liverpool Dominate PFA Premier League Team Of Year, Burnley And Leicester Player Also Feature
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Liverpool Dominate PFA Premier League Team Of Year, Burnley And Leicester Player Also Feature

Jordan Henderson leads a strong contingent of five Liverpool players in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League Team of the Year. The Reds’ captain steered them to their first top-flight title in 30 years as boss Jurgen Klopp’s men racked up a mammoth 99 points over the 2019/20 term – some 18 more than closest challengers Manchester City. England midfielder Henderson scooped the Football Writers’ Association’s player of the year award, and has followed that up with inclusion in the all-star XI selected by his Premier League peers. Marauding full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, talismanic centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and flying forward Sadio Mane complete the heavy Anfield influence on the team of the 2019/20 season. There was no ...
Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links
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Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links

The young Northern Ireland international becomes the Magpies' fifth summer signing after previously being connected with a move to Anfield Newcastle United have completed the signing of highly rated Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis, the Magpies confirmed on Tuesday. Lewis, 22, came to the fore with a fine season at Norwich under difficult circumstances, proving one of the few high points in a 2019-20 campaign that ended with the Canaries bottom of the table and relegated. That form placed him in the sights of several Premier League clubs this summer, with Liverpool among others linked with an approach to make Lewis Andrew Robertson's deputy at left-back before the club signed Kostas Tsimikas.
‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy
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‘It was a poor game from us’ – Van Dijk making no excuses for Netherlands’ lacklustre loss to Italy

The Liverpool defender saw his side fall in Amsterdam, much to his frustration Virgil van Dijk felt the Netherlands were suitably punished for a poor performance as they lost 1-0 to Italy in Monday's Nations League clash. A header from Nicolo Barella secured victory for the Azzurri in Amsterdam and sent them top of Group A1, a point above the Oranje. The home side kept Italy penned back in the closing minutes but created little by way of clear-cut chances, Manchester United's Donny van de Beek coming closest with a half-volley that was superbly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
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Man City would win title with Messi, says Crouch

The former Liverpool striker admits the arrival of the Argentine at the Etihad would nudge Pep Guardiola's side ahead of the Reds The arrival of Lionel Messi at Manchester City “would be the difference between them winning the title and not”, claims Peter Crouch, with the former Liverpool striker considering the defending champions to be favourites in 2020-21. Pep Guardiola has already started reshaping his squad ahead of the new season, with deals done for Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres. There is the promise of more arrivals to come at the Etihad Stadium, with there a chance that six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi could be lured to England from Barcelona.
‘We were disappointed to see Koeman leave’ – Van Dijk
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‘We were disappointed to see Koeman leave’ – Van Dijk

The Liverpool defender says the Netherlands squad 'wholeheartedly' supporters their now-former manager Virgil van Dijk says that he was "disappointed" to see Ronald Koeman take over at Barcelona although he understands why the now-former Netherlands national team boss wanted to coach the Spanish giants. Koeman was recently announced as Quique Setien's replacement at Barca after the Spanish boss was dismissed following the club's 8-2 Champions League beating at the hands of Bayern Munich. The Dutchman, a former Barca defender, had to leave his post as Netherlands boss after previous reports confirmed his intention to manage through Euro 2020.
Klopp praises Minamino’s Liverpool impact, wants five substitutions in the Premier League
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Klopp praises Minamino’s Liverpool impact, wants five substitutions in the Premier League

The Reds boss singled out the Japanese attacker for finding a way to adapt during a difficult period Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted Takumi Minamino can have a big impact after scoring his first goal for the Premier League champions in the Community Shield. FA Cup holders Arsenal upstaged Liverpool 5-4 on penalties following Saturday's 1-1 draw in the new season's curtain-raiser at Wembley. Minamino's first Liverpool goal cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 12th-minute opener in London, where a shoot-out was needed behind closed doors.
Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool
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Community Shield: Atiku, Apostle Suleman React As Arsenal Defeat Liverpool

Former PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted as Arsenal Football Club clinched the Communitty Shield. Reacting, Atiku Tweeted: Exhilarating game, Arsenal! Victoria concordia crescit (Victory through harmony). Also, Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries commended Arsenal's striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for his efforts during the game. He tweeted: Arsenal!...Liverpool did their thing though..But we are the Arsenal!..Auba is key..Our boys making us proud..Winners of 2020/2021 Community Shield..We move..#COYG
Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties
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Arsenal Win Community Shield on Penalties

Arsenal won the Community Shield 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at Wembley after Rhian Brewster missed for Liverpool. The Gunners took the lead in the first half with a delightful goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who curled a wonderful shot past Alisson. Liverpool equalised through Takumi Minamino on 73 minutes to take the game to penalties, and after the first four were converted Brewster could only hit the bar with his effort. Aubameyang scored the decisive spot-kick to give Arsenal and manager Mikel Arteta their second trophy at Wembley this month.
Liverpool Won’t Go Near Messi – Jamie Carragher
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Liverpool Won’t Go Near Messi – Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is excited about the prospect of Barcelona star man Lionel Messi coming to the Premier League claiming he will like to watch him play week in week out.There have been talks on where Lionel Messi will be playing next since he handed in his transfer request this week to Barcelona which is likely to end his 20-year spell at the club. Many top clubs are now looking to bring the current World best player to their respective teams and Manchester City is leading the race as Messi former manager Pep Guardiola is the team coach.Liverpool are also in the scene but Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool won't go near him as the Argentine will be too expensive for the Premier League champions. He revealed this when he was asked 'whether Messi could join a Premier Lea...
No Chance’ Of Liverpool Signing Lionel Messi – Jürgen Klopp
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No Chance’ Of Liverpool Signing Lionel Messi – Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp has laughed off suggestions that Liverpool could sign Lionel Messi but would like to see him in the Premier League. Messi has rocked the football world by handing in a transfer request at Barcelona, sparking widespread speculation over his future. Klopp says he would happily take the six-times world player of the year, but concedes the Premier League champions are not in the market for the 33-year-old. The Liverpool manager said: “Interest? Who doesn’t want to have Messi in their team? But, no chance.” Liverpool’s title rivals Manchester City are considered to be among the favourites to sign Messi should he leave the Nou Camp. A move to the Etihad Stadium would reunite Messi with his former Barça boss Pep Guardiola, under whom he won two Cha...
Predict and Win: Arsenal vs Liverpool
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Predict and Win: Arsenal vs Liverpool

FA Cup winners, Arsenal football club, will be playing against Champions of England, Liverpool FC, tomorrow for the FA Community Shield. Predict the exact scoreline to win 2000 Naira Airtime. Predictions end 5 minutes before kickoff. The first 4 people to get the scores right will be selected. Drop your prediction in the comment section. One entry per person. Goodluck.
Henderson: No title talk at Liverpool as Reds are looking forward, not back
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Henderson: No title talk at Liverpool as Reds are looking forward, not back

Jurgen Klopp’s side swept to a record-breaking triumph in 2019-20, but their captain says any basking in that success has been completed Jordan Henderson says there has been no title talk at Liverpool ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with the Reds focused on the present and future after securing a record-breaking Premier League last season. That success brought a 30-year wait for English top-flight glory to a close at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side have savoured that triumph, with a lot of hard work finally being rewarded, but now face a quick turnaround in the defence of their crown.
Barca To Pay Liverpool Extra €5m After Coutinho Won The UCL For Another Team
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Barca To Pay Liverpool Extra €5m After Coutinho Won The UCL For Another Team

Barcelona will pay Liverpool €5m (£4.5m), after Philippe Coutinho won the Champions League with Bayern Munich on Sunday. Coutinho came on as a second-half substitute as the German club defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Lisbon, Portugal. The Brazilian who is on loan at Bayern, moved to Barca from Liverpool for a fee around £142m in 2018. After failing to impress with the LaLiga side, he moved to the Bundesliga team, where he has now helped them win a Treble this season. Coutinho scored twice against his parent club, Barcelona, during the 8-2 thrashing last Friday. The deal to sign Coutinho from Liverpool included a number of potential add-on clauses and interestingly, they are player-specific not club-specific. One of those clauses was that Barca would pay Liverpool...
What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez
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What will Happen if Ronald Koeman Decides to Bench me – Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has said he is ready to sit on the bench rather than leave. The club’s president, Josep Bartomeu, this week hinted that many senior players will be allowed to go. Bartomeu also listed ‘untouchable’ squad members but did not include Suarez, who has a contract until 2021. The 33-year-old has now said he is ready to fight for his Barca future. “Throughout my career, I have accepted being on the bench. I still think I have a lot to give but I wouldn’t have any problem if that were to be the case here next season. “Competition for places is healthy and if the new coach [Ronald Koeman] feels I should be a substitute, then I would have no problem with that,” Suarez told El País. Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool six years ago and is now ...
Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League
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Champions League Group Draw Seeds Confirmed after Sevilla win Europa League

Sevilla have secured a spot among the seeded teams for the 2020/2021 Champions League group-stage draw, following their 3-2 victory over Inter Milan in the Europa League final. The LaLiga side will be in Pot 1 along with Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg. FC Porto join them, as either Bayern and PSG will be the Champions League holders. The draw will take place on Thursday, October 1, with the first group-stage fixtures on Tuesday, October 20. The other pots are usually ranked based on UEFA’s five-year coefficient of performance in European competition. One place is yet to be determined in Pot 2 and will go to Benfica if they come through qualifying. Or else Ajax will be promoted from their probable slot in Pot 3. ...
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract
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Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago agrees 4-year Liverpool contract

Wantaway Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has agreed personal terms with Liverpool. RMC says the Reds have agreed a four-year deal with Thiago. Jurgen Klopp's side are on track to complete a £27million move for the Bayern Munich star. Thiago has already said his goodbyes to his team-mates in Germany. The source states that the 29-year-old has even already found somewhere to live in England. Liverpool and Bayern Munich now have to reach an agreement over the transfer fee.
Trent Alexander-Arnold Named Premier League Young Player Of The Season
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Trent Alexander-Arnold Named Premier League Young Player Of The Season

Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been named the Premier League's Young Player of the Season.The 21-year-old has beaten Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood to the award, as well as Jack Grealish, Dean Henderson, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic after a stellar season at Anfield.Alexander-Arnold provided the Premier League champions with 13 assists and four goals in 49 apperances in all competitions, as well as keeping 12 clean sheets alongside the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson.It's fair to say he has now become an indispensable cog in Jurgen Klopp's side.The right-back, who also finds himself on the shortlist for the Premier League Player of the Season, alongside teammates Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Hend...
Nigerian Winger, Rinsola Babajide Nominated For Liverpool’s Player Of The Season Award
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Nigerian Winger, Rinsola Babajide Nominated For Liverpool’s Player Of The Season Award

England-born Nigerian winger Rinsola Babajide has been nominated for Liverpool Women's Player Of The Season for 2019-20.Liverpool announced the nominees on their official website. Fans of the club are expected to vote for the most outstanding player who featured for the first team across the campaign eligible. The fans' votes will be equally combined with nominations by members of the Club's official Former Players Association, Forever Reds, to determine the winner - which will be revealed on Liverpoolfc.com soon. Babajide, 22, who joined Liverpool on 25th January 2018, was the Red's joint-second WSL goalscorer in the 2019/20 season. She was part of the England U-20s squad that claimed bronze at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. However, She could still represent Ni...
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
Virgil Van Dijk Is The Only Liverpool Player To Make European Team Of The Season
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Virgil Van Dijk Is The Only Liverpool Player To Make European Team Of The Season

 Virgil van Dijk has surprisingly been named as the only Liverpool star to make WhoScored's European Team of the Season. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side were in scintillating form last season en route to capturing the Premier League title. But Van Dijk, who has been instrumental in the Reds' success since he signed in 2018, was described as "exceptional" by WhoScored. The publication revealed that the 29-year-old Dutch centre-back "made more accurate passes (2903) than any other player to feature at the heart of the defence." WhoScored's Team of the Season lines up in a 4-4-2 formation and only features players from Europe's top five leagues. Brescia's Jesse Joronen earned a 7.01 rating and locked his place down between the sticks. Ahead of Joronen is the centre-b...
Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award
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Jordan Henderson wins FWA Footballer of the Year award

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has been named the 2019-20 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association. The midfielder was confirmed as the recipient of the prestigious annual prize, decided by the votes of professional football writers and broadcasters across the country, two days after lifting the Premier League trophy for the Reds at Anfield. Henderson received more than a quarter of the votes, holding off competition from Kevin De Bruyne and Marcus Rashford, as well as teammates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson Becker also received votes as the champions dominated the poll. Henderson said: “I’d like to say how appreciative I am of the support of those who voted for me and the Football Writers’ Association in general. ...
Liverpool star, Fabinho’s home burgled while he celebrated the club’s’ Premier League title win at Anfield
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Liverpool star, Fabinho’s home burgled while he celebrated the club’s’ Premier League title win at Anfield

Liverpool midfielder, Fabinho's home was reportedly burgled on Wednesday night as he celebrated the club's Premier League title win.   The break-in is said to have happened between 3pm on Wednesday afternoon and 4am on Thursday morning while no one was at home.   It's believed the thieves entered his home while the 26-year-old was at Anfield celebrating the club lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in 30-years following their 5-3 victory against Chelsea..   Police said a number of jewellery items were stolen in the Formby burglary, while a grey Audi RS6 was also taken and later discovered and recovered in the Wigan area.   The occupants, that include Fabinho and his family, discovered the house had been broken into as they entered...
Man City’s £9m Fine to be Shared among Man Utd, Chelsea, Others
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Man City’s £9m Fine to be Shared among Man Utd, Chelsea, Others

Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are set to benefit from Manchester City’s £9million (€10m) UEFA fine, following the Court of Arbitration’s (CAS) ruling on Monday. UEFA had banned City from European football for two years following alleged breaches to Financial Fair Play (FFP). Following this historic victory, the ban will no longer be imposed while the €30m fine has been reduced to €10m (£9m). According to the UEFA ruling, this money will now be shared out among clubs in the Champions League and Europa League competitions, who have adhered to all rules set out. This means the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea will receive small monetary boosts as a result. This mirrors a situation from six years ago, in which City was fined £50m by UEFA for the F...