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Irish Influence Hangs Over Aberdeen & Burnley’s Europa League Clash

While Dundalk welcome AEK Larnaca to Oriel Park for their Europa League second round qualifier on Thursday night, another European match with a distinctly Irish feel is taking place up at Pittodrie. As a result of their fine performance in the Premier League last season, Burnley are competing in European competition for the first time in fifty years – though …

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Manchester United Bid For Leicester Defender Harry Maguire [Report]

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Harry Maguire of England celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Manchester United have reportedly come to Leicester City with a bid for central defender Harry Maguire. Sky Sports news have claimed that the Red Devils have approached the Foxes with an official offer to take the England international to Old Trafford, alleged to be in the region of £65m. BREAKING: Manchester United have approached Leicester City over the sale of their …

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Irish Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher Impresses In Liverpool’s Victory Over Man City

Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (R) grabs the ball during the International Champions Cup at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on July 25, 2018. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR / AFP) (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher was given another pre-season run-out in Liverpool’s International Champions Cup clash with Manchester City on Wednesday night. The 19-year-old former Ringmahon Rangers man played for the entire second half of the Reds’ friendly in the Reds’ victory at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, replacing Loris Karius at the restart. Tasked with keeping out the likes …

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Mourinho Furious At Anthony Martial’s Man United Pre-Season Tour Exit [Report]

SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 22: Anthony Marshall of Manchester United walks off the pitch at half time during the Pre-Season match between Manchester United v San Jose Earthquakes at Levi's Stadium on July 22, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho is reportedly furious at Anthony Martial’s decision to leave Manchester United’s pre-season camp to return to Paris. Martial left the United States on Wednesday to return home for the birth of his child, but, as per multiple reports, Mourinho is furious that he was given such little notice before the French international departed. The manager did address the …

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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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