Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cracked under the pressure in a recent press conference by insisting that the Press count their Charity Shield victory as a proper title win!
The Citizens won the League Cup for the third season running with a 2-1 triumph over Aston Villa at the Wembley and that meant that they picked up a second silverware for the season after the Community Shield triumph over Liverpool in August. Continue reading
Liverpool’s excellent start to the season continued at home to Leicester when Jurgen Klopp’s men got a hard-fought victory against their opposition. Leicester came into the game in third position and in good vein of form following consecutive victories over Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Liverpool had played a midweek thriller at home to Salzburg and there was always a threat of that repeating against Leicester. The Reds started the game quickly out of the blocks putting the opposition under intense pressure. Continue reading
The Premier League market is one of the most popular betting heats of any new campaign in the world of football and as the 2019/20 season approaches, the predictions have started trickling through as to who the next top scorer will be. Jurgen Klopp’s side are expected to challenge for the Premier League title again, having finished just behind Manchester City last time.
Last season ended with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah both sharing the golden boot along with Arsenal’s Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, with an impressive tally of 22. A great score for players who are primarily in the wings for much of the game. Continue reading
Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville believes his former club may find it difficult to snub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the permanent managerial role, should the Norwegian guide the team to success against Liverpool this weekend. The 45-year-old was tasked with the interim role during the month of December after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho at the helm, and he has since exceeded expectations by guiding United to 11 wins from 13 matches.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville highlighted that there is no doubt that Ole wants the permanent role with the Red Devils and he has the best chance of doing so, should the club get the better of Jurgen Klopp’s side on Sunday, he said: “Two or three months ago he would have been hopeful of getting the job, but if he beats Liverpool on Sunday then I can’t see any way he wouldn’t get it. It shouldn’t be defined by one game but to beat Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and then Liverpool it would almost make it impossible for him not to get the job. It is an incredible body of results and would make it a lot more difficult to withhold it from him if he keeps beating team after team.”
Anyone who saw last season’s FA Cup match against West Brom (with it’s farcical 5 minute pauses in action, indecisive refereeing, and ultimately atmosphere-killing goal ‘scoring’) will tell you that VAR can be a disaster when it goes wrong. But it’s coming anyway!
We take a look at some of the game’s more interesting stats… Continue reading
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Liverpool goalie, Alisson has admitted that the duo of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have forced him to adapt his game because both of them are “so good”.
The Brazilian goalkeeper arrived at Liverpool in the summer for a then-record transfer fee of £65 million from Italian side, Roma and has impressed in his first few months at the red half of Merseyside. Continue reading
The most anticipated match of the season thus far is now in the books, with Liverpool having salvaged a point at Stamford Bridge. Reds supporters will be breathing a sigh of relief, as a loss to Chelsea would have represented a fairly early setback, and now Liverpool remains tied with Manchester City atop the league tables. All in all, it was a terrific result. But here are four more takeaways from Saturday’s match.
1. The Equalizer Was Spectacular
This doesn’t really need to be said again for anyone who watched the match, but as it was still the main takeaway, I’m listing it. This was one of the best goals of the season so far, and may have been even more important than it was spectacular to watch. And what was really remarkable about the goal – an 89th minute strike from the red-hot Daniel Sturridge – was that he looked almost nonchalant about it. You’ll only see a handful of goals in a lifetime as effortlessly incredible as this one. Continue reading
Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez has undergone a surgery to an ankle problem which is expected to keep him out for a couple of months. As such, the England international will miss the Reds’ Champions League final against Real Madrid this month whilst also facing the heartbreak of not representing the Three Lions at the summer World Cup.
“Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez has undergone an operation on an ankle injury. The surgery, which has now addressed the issue, means the 20-year-old will play no part in the remaining two fixtures of the 2017-18 campaign, or the World Cup finals with England. However, Gomez will be ready for the start of Liverpool’s pre-season training schedule in July following a rehabilitation period,” a statement from the club read. Continue reading
Belgium international Simon Mignolet has said that he is prepared to fight for his Liverpool future. The 30-year-old has been playing second fiddle to Loris Karius for most of the second half of the season, and he is still optimistic of proving himself to manager Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking in a press conference, Mignolet admitted that it is not a good situation to be in ahead of the World, but he is prepared to work hard in training to reclaim the number one role, he said: “Always the only thing you try to do is prove every time in training you are ready for when the chance comes along. It is never easy of course because I have never in my career spent time on the bench, but it is how it is and the only thing you can do is try to change it, but it is never easy. I’ve had a few conversations with the manager already and we have spoken about numerous things. You always have to be ready for when the chance comes along.”
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