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Freddie Ljungberg Returns To Arsenal As U23 Coach

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has returned to the Premier League club as Under-23 head coach. Ljungberg helped Arsenal win the Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times in a nine-year spell from 1998 to 2007. He scored 46 goals in 216 appearances for Arsenal and, after retiring in 2014, the Sweden winger spent a season coaching Arsenal’s …

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Gareth Southgate’s Handling Of Raheem Sterling Made Him Stand Out As A Unique England Manager

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Raheem Sterling speaks with England Manager Gareth Southgate during a England training session ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia at St Georges Park on August 29, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Had Gareth Southgate dropped Raheem Sterling for England’s penultimate friendly game against Nigeria last weekend, following the Manchester City forward’s punctuality misdemeanour, there isn’t any doubt it would have attracted more negative attention upon the England camp than would have been necessary. As it happened, Southgate, just days away from overseeing England’s first fixture in the 2018 World Cup, played …

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Lyon Release Statement Ending Negotiations With Liverpool For Fekir

Fekir Liverpool

A sensational last-minute collapse has occurred regarding the saga of Nabil Fekir. For all intents and purposes, Fekir’s move to Liverpool looked to be a done deal as recently as yesterday. His current club Lyon called reports of the transfer yesterday ‘fake news’, a call which today was refuted by the president of the French football federation (FFF), Nool Le Graet, who …

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Fekir Has Had Liverpool Medical, Says French Football Boss

The president of the French football federation  (FFF) said on Saturday that Lyon’s Nabil Fekir would join Liverpool, just a day after his club called reports of the transfer “fake news”.  “Nabil Fekir is in the process of being  transferred,” Nool Le Graet told French radio. “He has undergone a medical.” Forward Fekir is in the French World Cup squad. …

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Report: United Offered Chance To Sign Bayern Striker Lewandowski

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to German publication, BILD. The Polish international is reportedly set to leave Munich, with a host of major European clubs vying for his signature. BILD are reporting that the German champions aren’t willing to listen to any bids under £175 million for their striker, which …

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Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish Awarded Knighthood

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: Kenny Dalglish poses for a portrait at Anfield on June 07, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The former footballer and manager will receive a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Legendary Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. It was confirmed on Friday that the former Scottish international, who won eight league titles and three European Cups in his playing and managerial spells at Anfield, was to be given the honour in recognition to his services to football. Arise, Sir Kenny!https://t.co/bQlt2zmiCL …

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Liverpool Confirm The Summer Departure Of Emre Can

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Emre Can of Liverpool picks up an injury which results in him being taken off during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on March 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool have finally confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in football – Emre Can is to leave the club in the summer. The Premier League side confirmed on Friday afternoon (via their retained list) that the German international’s four-year spell at Anfield has officially come to an end after both parties failed to come to an agreement regarding a new …

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Amazon To Stream Premier League Matches From 2019/20 Onwards

In a massive move in the online bidding wars for sporting events, Amazon have secured the rights to broadcast Premier League matchups from 2019/20 onwards. Streaming giants Amazon announced today that they have bought the rights to show 52 Premier League matchups a season starting after the 2018/19 season’s conclusion. Available to those who have an Amazon Prime membership – …

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Aftershocks: The Moment David Beckham Became Public Enemy No.1

In the fourth of our eight-part ‘Aftershocks’ series, this edition brings us back to France ’98, where England’s golden boy, David Beckham, found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. _____ Background Having fallen just short in their host appearance at the 1996 Euros, England entered France ’98 with hopes of going one better and winning the World …

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Amazon To Show Live Premier League Football Matches

Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time in further evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said Thursday. The giant online seller will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years, starting from the 2019/20 season. The US company is the first …

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Liverpool Linked Heavily With Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri

Shaqiri

Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri is likely to head back to the Premier League via Anfield. Both The Telegraph and The Independent report that Liverpool are very much interested in the winger, who was part of the squad that got relegated from the top tier of English football last season. Shaqiri, who has previously lined out for Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, …

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Diogo Dalot Gives First Interview As A Manchester United Player

Manchester United have completed their second deal of the summer transfer window. The Red Devils have announced the signing of Diogo Dalot from FC Porto on a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year. The 19-year-old only made eight appearances for the Portuguese giants at senior level, but has sufficiently impressed with Porto B and at …

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David Meyler Signs For Reading On A Two-Year Deal

David Meyler has found himself a new club after ending a long spell at Hull City following a dispute over contract negotiations at the end of last season. David Meyler’s five-and-a-half-year run at Hull City came to a close last season after a somewhat unpleasant end that saw the Irish international leave the club following what he himself described as them …

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Breaking: Loris Karius Confirmed To Have Suffered A Concussion

Liverpool’s goalkeeper Loris Karius has been confirmed to have suffered a concussion prior to making the two errors that led to his side’s defeat last month. There were few names in football more known than Loris Karius following last month’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. The match itself was memorable for more than a few reasons but …

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Green In Red: Ranking The Ten Best Irish Liverpool Players (2-1)

In the final part of our countdown of the best-ever Irish Liverpool players, we look at the two greatest Boys in Green to have lined out at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp brings his Champions League finalists, potentially with new €50m signing Fabinho in tow, to face Napoli at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in August in what has become familiar territory for the Premier League …

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Raheem Sterling Comes Out In Defence Of His Assault Rifle Tattoo

Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been forced to defend his new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle. Sterling posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates at St George’s Park, with a tattoo of an assault rifle on the winger’s right calf clearly visible. Lucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns after her son Damian …

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