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Jose Mourinho Puts Pressure On Liverpool To Win The Premier League

Mourinho Klopp

Jose Mourinho has begun this season’s mind games early by stating that Liverpool need to win the Premier League title this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have spent around £165m in bringing Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson to Anfield, significantly strengthening the squad but also increasing the pressure on Klopp to deliver silverware. Speaking after Man United’s penalty shooutout …

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Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri Hits Back At The Neville Brothers And Charlie Adam

Shaqiri

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has fired back at the more vocal critics of his professionalism and work ethic. Pundits Gary Neville had marked the Swiss international down as “unprofessional” during the World Cup and questioned why Liverpool were even pursuing a deal for the 26-year-old, while brother Phil went one further and branded him a “disgrace” for his perceived lack of …

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Klopp Calls For Calm As Excitement Mounts Over New Signings

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool to stay focused and not get carried away by celebrating their success in the transfer window as they plot a Premier League title challenge. The club have spent £174 million ($229 million) on midfielders Naby Keita and Fabinho, winger Xherdan Shaqiri and, perhaps most crucially, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. But while fans are relishing the prospect …

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Erdogan Accused Of Using Ozil To Push Turkey’s Euro 2024 Bid

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil’s controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey’s bid to host Euro 2024 — and weaken Germany’s. On Sunday, Ozil, 29, dropped a bombshell by announcing he will not play for Germany again and accused Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German FA (DFB), of racism. …

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Eamon Dunphy Leaves RTE Following 40 Year Stint

Eamon Dunphy has announced to the world that he has left his long-term position in the RTE. Love him or hate him, the RTE analysis panel just won’t be the same without Eamon Dunphy. It does seems as though the golden era for Irish punditry is well and truly closing out and with this latest move – the country’s sports …

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Ex-England Goalkeeper Rob Green Close To Surprise Chelsea Move

Huddersfield Town's Robert Green

Chelsea are reportedly on the verge of signing former England international Robert Green on a free transfer. The 38-year-old has been without a club since it was confirmed that his contract at Huddersfield Town would not be renewed, but reports on Wednesday suggested that he was undergoing ahead of a surprise move to Stamford Bridge on a one-year deal. Green, …

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Klopp Hands Daniel Sturridge Liverpool Lifeline

Arsenal

Jurgen Klopp says Daniel Sturridge can be a “decisive player” for Liverpool after impressive displays from the injury-plagued striker in pre-season matches. Sturridge, 28, went to West Brom on loan in January but was injured early on and managed just six appearances. With 12 months left on his contract it appeared Sturridge’s Anfield career was over but he has looked …

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Unai Emery – Ozil Has The ‘Respect Of Every Player’

Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Mesut Ozil has nothing but respect from his team-mates after his decision to quit Germany’s national team claiming racism sparked uproar in his home country. Emery on Wednesday said Arsenal were taking pains to make sure Ozil, 29, feels comfortable at the club as controversy rages in Germany over his acrimonious walk-out following the World …

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Liverpool Set To Offload Fringe Players In Summer Clearout

BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Divock Origi of Liverpool at Ewood Park on July 19, 2018 in Blackburn, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool could be set for a significant summer clear-out in the coming weeks as they look to trim their squad. The Reds have added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker over the course of this summer – and while that quartet set Liverpool back £170m, the clearout is more about streamlining the squad rather than a need to …

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Watford’s Richarlison Closing In On £50m Everton Move

WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Richarlison de Andrade of Watford celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on November 19, 2017 in Watford, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Richarlison looks set to become Everton’s first signing of the summer in the very near future. The Watford forward has undergone a medical with the Toffees on Monday ahead of completing a deal which could reach a club-record £50m. SKY SOURCES: Richarlison passes medical at @Everton & is expected to complete move from @WatfordFC on Tuesday morning. #SSN pic.twitter.com/2YNlULx4mN — Sky Sports …

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Five Major Challenges Facing Jose Mourinho And Manchester United

SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 22: The Manchester United starting lineup poses together prior to the start of their exhibition game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Levi's Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho’s first press conference on Man United’s tour of the United States was the perfect antidote for the happy carnival that was the World Cup. Over the course of that brilliant month, we almost came to the realisation that football is supposed to be a happy experience, before Jose barged back into our lives and reminded everyone that it is …

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Mesut Ozil’s Agent Issues Fiery Response In Row With Bayern’s Uli Hoeness

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks on prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The agent of Mesut Ozil has given a strong response to Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness’ scathing reaction to his client’s international retirement. The Arsenal playmaker called time on his Germany career in a strongly-worded statement at the weekend – citing, in particular, a racist undercurrent towards him in the guise of actual criticism of his performances. Hoeness, however, believes …

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Alisson, Neymar And The Most Expensive XI In Football History

Liverpool broke the bank last week to make Brazilian international Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper of all time. The former Roma man made the switch to Anfield in a deal that could be worth up to £65m, surpassing the record that Gianluigi Buffon had held for 17 years. Indeed, the deal also represents the second position for which Liverpool …

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