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Report: Liverpool Fan Taken To Hospital Following Naples Attack

A Liverpool fan was injured after being attacked in the centre of Naples ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game, Italian police said. The 26-year-old was drinking with a group of friends outside a cafe on via Cesare Rosaroll in the city’s historic centre just after midnight when they were accosted by a group of local men. The young man was …

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Bruce Brands Cabbage-Throwing Incident ‘Hugely Disrespectful’

An Aston Villa fan vented his frustration at the club’s poor start to the season by throwing a cabbage at under-fire manager Steve Bruce.  In a dramatic night at Villa Park, Bruce’s side equalized in the last minute to make the game 3-3 before Glen Whelan missed a penalty that would have won the game. Addressing the cabbage incident, which …

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“I Want To Match That” – Kane Eyes Messi’s Scoring Standards

Harry Kane has set his sights on matching the goalscoring standards set by Lionel Messi as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his shoot-out with the Barcelona legend. Kane and Messi will be the leading men at Wembley on Wednesday when Tottenham host Barcelona in a crucial Champions League clash. Messi has already scored eight times this season, including a …

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Lloris Fit But Plethora Of Spurs Stars Set To Miss Barcelona Clash

France’s World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris offered Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino a little ray of sunshine amid an injury crisis on the eve of their Champions League clash with Barcelona. Lloris returned to training having recovered from a thigh injury, that has seen him on the sidelines since the end of August, but Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Mousa …

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Reborn Sturridge Another Tool In Klopp’s Attacking Arsenal

It was a sight that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable — Liverpool a goal down in a big game, and Mohamed Salah hauled off by Jurgen Klopp. Klopp got the goal he craved for a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday that preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten Premier League start, not via Salah’s immediate replacement Xherdan Shaqiri, but …

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Ex-Liverpool Goalkeeper: Football Saved Me After Horrors Of War

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has spoken about how football “saved” him after his horrific experiences as a soldier in the Rhodesian army, while also recounting the trauma of the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters. The 60-year-old told The Guardian newspaper in a frank interview that the impact of the fighting in Zimbabwe’s war of independence in the 1970s was such …

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Discarded Sanchez Symbolizes Manchester United Misery

As Manchester United slumped to a third defeat in just seven league games at West Ham on Saturday, Alexis Sanchez was nowhere to be seen. That the Chilean was deemed not good enough to make Jose Mourinho’s 18-man squad for such a shambolic display at the London Stadium speaks volumes for Sanchez’s slide since joining United in January. United believed …

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Watch: Van Persie Scores Free Kick, Sent Off Three Minutes Later

Now sporting the grey hairs that display his mid-thirties, Robin van Persie is still creating dramatic moments in 2018. At the beginning of the year, the Dutchman returned to Feyenoord, the club with whom he began his professional career. But far from being a token passenger in the twilight of his career, ‘RVP’ has been instrumental to Feyenoord’s fortunes. Scoring …

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Sturridge Stunner Spares Liverpool Blushes At Stamford Bridge

Substitute Daniel Sturridge’s sensational strike a minute from time preserved Liverpool’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Jurgen Klopp’s men salvaged a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday. For the second time in four days Eden Hazard seemed set to haunt Liverpool as after deciding a League Cup tie between the pair on Wednesday, the Belgian fired Chelsea …

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Ferdinand: United Face ‘Big Decisions’ After Hammer Blow

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said the club faced some “big decisions” over manager Jose Mourinho’s future after a damaging 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday. United’s third defeat in seven Premier League games left them eight points behind leaders Liverpool and three adrift of the top four, with Mourinho’s men now having played one game more …

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United Lose 3-1 To West Ham To Deepen Mourinho Woes

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United’s dire week ended in a damaging 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham on Saturday as Jose Mourinho failed to arrest a growing sense of crisis surrounding the club. West Ham had only won one of their past 19 Premier League matches against United but an early strike from Felipe Anderson and a Victor Lindelof own goal …

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Mourinho Warns Pogba: “No Player Is Bigger Than The Club”

Jose Mourinho warned Paul Pogba that no player is bigger than Manchester United, but praised the Frenchman’s attitude in training. Tensions again escalated between the Portuguese coach and his star midfielder this week. Mourinho stripped Pogba of his role as vice-captain on Tuesday and a frosty exchange between the pair was caught on camera at training the next day after …

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Klopp Sweating Over Van Dijk Fitness Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Virgil van Dijk new signing of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool at Melwood Training Ground on December 31, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait to see if Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Saturday’s top of the table Premier League clash at Chelsea on Saturday. The world’s most expensive defender has been the foundation around which Klopp’s men have greatly improved their defensive record since the giant Dutchman joined from Southampton in January for £75 …

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Three Key Battles That Could Swing Chelsea v Liverpool Clash

Premier League leaders Liverpool face another stiff test of their title credentials when they travel to third-placed Chelsea on Saturday. While Liverpool are defending a perfect record from their opening six league games of the season, Chelsea have only dropped two points themselves under new coach Maurizio Sarri and beat Klopp’s men at Anfield 2-1 in the League Cup on …

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Fantasy Football Fairy Outlines Key Picks For Gameweek 7

The Fantasy Football Fairy is back with his top picks for Gameweek 7. ____ The standout fixture sees Chelsea welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to Stamford Bridge in the late kick-off on Saturday evening in what should be a very interesting fixture from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective. Elsewhere Manchester City, Arsenal and Spurs have favourable fixtures as Bournemouth …

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