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Former Liverpool Director Explains The Key Role Rafa Benítez Had In Signing Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool Coutinho Benitez

Four years to the day since Liverpool signed Philippe Coutinho, former director of football Damien Comolli has revealed how ex-Reds manager Rafa Benítez’s input was a huge factor in his signature. The Brazilian international has become a fan faourite at Anfield since completing an £8.5m transfer from Inter Milan in 2013, a move which former Nerazzurri director Piro Ausilio still …

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Everton Reject £16m Newcastle Bid For James McCarthy [Report]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: James McCarthy arrives before the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 19, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

Newcastle United’s hopes of adding Everton’s James McCarthy to their squad before Tuesday’s transfer deadline could go right to the wire. The Irish international has been the subject of interest from a number of Premier League and Championship clubs this month, and according to the Daily Mail, Newcastle have offered Everton £16m for his services. Manager Rafa Benítez is determined …

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Four More Clubs Join The Chase For Robbie Brady [Report]

Transfer Premier League 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 6/10/2016 Republic of Ireland vs Georgia Ireland's Robbie Brady

The race to sign Republic of Ireland and Norwich winger Robbie Brady has reportedly intensified. Further to the Mirror’s claims on Wednesday that Premier League sides Leicester City and Crystal Palace were in contention to sign the highly-rated 24-year-old, the same outlet has now furthered that by alleging that as many as four more clubs are in the hunt for …

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Sky Sports Fuel Reports Lucas Leiva Is Set To Leave Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Lucas Leiva of Liverpool beats Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United to the ball during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Lucas Leiva’s near-decade spell at Liverpool could be about to come to an end. Sky Sports have corroborated reports in the Guardian on Monday that the Brazilian midfielder is in talks with Inter Milan about a possible loan deal to take him to the San Siro until the end of the season. The 29-year-old’s contract is set to expire at …

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Watch: Steven Gerrard’s Top Five Goals For Liverpool

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on December 2, 2014 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard officially announced his retirement from football on Thursday morning. The 36-year-old leaves behind him a legacy that saw him score 186 goals in over 700 games at the Premier League club (as well as 5 in 38 for LA Galaxy), and win the Champions League, UEFA Cup,two FA Cups and three League cups across a playing …

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The 10 Worst Liverpool Signings Of The Last 10 Years

Liverpool v Newcastle United - Premier League

Last week the CIES Football Observatory shocked many observers when they illustrated that Liverpool had raked in £379 million through player sales since 2010, making the Reds the biggest selling club in Europe. Although many of these sales were forced upon Liverpool by either financial circumstances or players demanding to leave Anfield, in that same time period the Reds have …

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Arsene Wenger’s Record Against The 11 Chelsea Managers He Has Faced Makes For Interesting Reading

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger is celebrating his twentieth anniversary as Arsenal manager this week, and does so against the very model of managerial instability. Antonio Conte is the latest man to try his hand at the Chelsea dugout, in an environment that can be very unforgiving under an owner who is more than happy to pull the trigger without a moment’s hesitation. …

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Tottenham Make £16m Bid For Newcastle Midfielder [Sky Sports]

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Newcastle United player Moussa Sissoko celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St James' Park on January 1, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

On what is set to be a hectic transfer deadline day, Tottenham have started proceedings early by lodging a bid for Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko. The French international has been linked with a move away from St. James’ Park all summer, but with the clock ticking on the transfer window he remains a Newcastle player for the time being. Sky …

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Done Deal: Watford Complete £7.5m Signing Of Dutch International

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St James Park on August 9, 2015 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Watford have today completed the signing of Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat, the club have announced. News broke last night that the two clubs had agreed a fee in the region of £7.5m for the right-back, and the deal has been completed as of this afternoon. OFFICIAL: Daryl Janmaat signs a four-year contract with #watfordfc. More info: https://t.co/XLHZd9F6l9 pic.twitter.com/9psAW7HzMW — …

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Done Deal: Chelsea Winger You Forgot Existed Leaves For Olympiakos

Chelsea's German midfielder Marko Marin celebrates after scoring Chelsea's fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge in London on February 9, 2013. Chelsea won 4-1. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

Chelsea have today confirmed that midfielder Marko Marin has left the club, four years after joining. The 27-year-old former German international has completed a move to Greek side Olympiakos on a three-year deal, for a believed to be in the region of €3m. Marko Marin has today completed a permanent transfer to Greek side Olympiacos… https://t.co/WclSq68vjw — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) …

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Real Madrid: How Zinedine Zidane Killed The Galactico Era

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 05: Newly appointed manager of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane looks on during a Real Madrid press conference at Valdebebas training ground on January 5, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez seems to have finally worked out that there are some battles you just cannot win. He has taken on managers with almost spiteful regularity in the past – including sacking three previous Champions League winners over his two spells in charge – but he has met his match in current head coach Zinedine Zidane. There is …

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