Comment: Klopp has achieved what he set out to do – Liverpool believe again

Football can be life-changing, and not always in a positive way.  The 2013/14 changed a lot of Liverpool supporters. For the first time in a long time, fans believed the title was within their grasp. When Philippe Coutinho latched onto Vincent Kompany’s sliced clearance to fire home the winner against Manchester City, the Reds had their destiny firmly in their own hands. Brendan Rodgers’ men found...

2 days ago
History in danger of repeating itself as Arsenal raid PSG for Kurzawa

The last time Arsenal picked up a Paris Saint-Germain cast-off it proved disastrous. Layvin Kurzawa will hope to have greater success in North London than his former boss Unai Emery. The French left-back is expected to join the Gunners to provide cover after Kieran Tierney, himself only signed in the summer, was ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Kurzawa is out of contra...

3 days ago
How to save the January transfer window from tedium

When mentioning the January transfer window, it’s impossible not to cast the mind back to the 2011 vintage still, nine years on, the high watermark of its existence. There are two deals everyone remembers. Fernando Torres‘ £50million switch from Liverpool to Chelsea, setting a new Premier League record in the process, followed swiftly by Andy Carroll‘s British record £35million m...

4 days ago
'Magician's assistant' Llorente won't pull a rabbit out of United's hat

Manchester United need midfield reinforcements. Again.  It feels like the middle third has been an area United have been looking to improve for a number of years now and, though they’ve invested heavily by spending around £85million, they’ve failed to get it just right.  Nemanja Matić and Fred joined Paul Pogba in that part of the pitch while academy graduates Andreas Pereira and Scott McTo...

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