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Jurgen Klopp Willing To Let Liverpool’s Fringe Players Leave

Jurgen Klopp admits he is willing to allow some of Liverpool’s fringe players to leave before the end of August. Reds boss Klopp splashed out £160 million on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri before the Premier League transfer window closed last week. Those deals mean Liverpool are open to off-loading players likely to be squeezed out of …

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Pep: World Cup Fatigue Could Have Caused De Bruyne Injury

Pep Guardiola has suggested post-World Cup fatigue could have been a factor in the knee injury that has ruled out Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for around three months. De Bruyne only returned to training at City last week, having had a break after helping Belgium finish third in Russia in July. He played for the final 30 minutes …

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Scholes: Pogba Should Have Been Captain From The Off

French star Paul Pogba should have been Manchester United captain from the moment he arrived in 2016 and that might have prompted more consistency, former United midfield star Paul Scholes told the BBC on Friday. The 25-year-old World Cup winner, who scored a superb goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final in July, captained The Red Devils …

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City Star De Bruyne To Miss Three Months With Knee Injury

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City’s title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a knee injury, the club said Friday. The 27-year-old midfielder — who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as City romped to the title last season — will not have to undergo surgery on the injury …

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Toni Kroos Dismisses Ozil’s Claims Of Racism As ‘Nonsense’

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was “out of order” to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month. Ozil, 29, created a furore last month when he retired from international football in an explosive three-part statement in which he accused German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel of racism. “Basically, …

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Fantasy Football Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Gameweek 2

What a welcome back to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) action Gameweek 1 brought with an average points score of 53 and a highest weekly points score of 137 for one lucky manager. The enormous scores racked up by midfielders and defenders will have many FPL managers scratching their heads and reconsidering their formations ahead of Gameweek 2. The age-old phrase …

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Reclaiming Champions League Is Priority For Lionel Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will “do everything possible” this season to prise the Champions League trophy away from arch-rivals Real Madrid, who have won the competition each of the past three years. The 31-year-old will take over the captaincy at Barcelona this season following the departure of club legend Andres Iniesta for Japan. “We’re going to miss …

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Breaking: Kevin De Bruyne Injures Knee In Training

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly suffered a serious knee injury in training. City’s Premier League account was opened last weekend with a strong 2-0 victory over Unai Emery’s Arsenal but if reports made by Sky Sports are to be believed, their solid start may well have led into a crushing blow. Kevin De Bruyne hurt his right knee in …

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Wilfried Zaha Commits To Crystal Palace With New Long-Term Deal

Wilfried Zaha has signed a new long-term contract with Crystal Palace that will see him remain with the club until 2023. The club announced the news via an official statement on their website. “Crystal Palace are delighted to announce that Wilfried Zaha has pledged his future to the club by signing a contract extension, which will see the Ivorian forward …

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Sergio Ramos Fires Back At Klopp As Champions League Row Continues

Sergio Ramos has taunted Jurgen Klopp over his record in finals as their war of words about the incident in the Champions League final continues.  The Real Madrid captain was embroiled in controversy in the final in May after his tackle on Mo Salah left the Egyptian international injured. It was also revealed that the 32-year-old had an altercation with goalkeeper, …

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Seamus Coleman: Young Players Nowadays Are Being Mollycoddled

Ireland and Everton star, Seamus Coleman has expressed his concern over the treatment of young players in football academies, fearing it is having a negative effect on their development.  In an interview with iNews Coleman reminisced on his move to the Merseyside club for a fee of £60,000 almost a decade ago and noted the changes in the game since. “It’s definitely changed,” …

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Premier League Clubs Could Still Turn A Profit If Stadiums Were Empty

Premier League clubs receive so much money from television half of them could still turn a profit even if the stadia were empty, according to the BBC. Using statistics compiled from the 2016/17 season, during which clubs benefited from a record £8.3billion ($10.6 billion, 9.3 billion euros) global TV revenue, income from match days contributed less than a fifth of …

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Here’s Our Premier League Team Of The Opening Weekend

The return of the Premier League delivered on all fronts – with a foray of excellent entertainment on offer right through the weekend from sides at both ends of the table. While it’s early days yet, there were plenty of performers who stood out on the opening weekend – and have set the benchmark for the rest of the forthcoming …

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Spurs Delay Move To New Ground Over ‘Safety Issues’

Tottenham have delayed next month’s planned opening of their new stadium due to “issues with the critical safety systems”, the Premier League club said on Monday. Spurs were expected to play their first game at the new White Hart Lane on September 15 against Liverpool, but the fixture has been switched to Wembley, where Spurs played all their home games …

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