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Three players Liverpool need to stop to progress in the Champions League

Liverpool’s Champions League draw turned out to be a favourable one. Pitted against Napoli, Genk and Red Bull Salzburg, the reigning European champions have no excuse not to reach the knockout rounds. Though there is the potential for one or two shock results, this group of players have enough knowhow to avoid becoming a famous scalp for one of their opponents.  Jürgen Klopp’s men know all about...

yesterday
Liverpool's trust in youth highlighted by Glatzel's new contract

Liverpool are above playing mind games but you can’t help but feel there was a subtle message being sent to Bobby Duncan when the Reds announced that Paul Glatzel, his former strike partner, had signed a new deal with the club.  Just nine days separated Duncan’s departure to Fiorentina and Glatzel penning an improved contract. There seems to be a stark contrast between the two off the pitch despit...

yesterday
Howe can't afford to ignore Bournemouth's early warning signs

Bournemouth are rightly regarded as one of English football’s success stories following the south coast side’s rise from the depths of League Two to the promised land of the Premier League. From staving off relegation from the Football League despite a 17 point deduction in 2008/09, to the scintillating football played under manager Eddie Howe en route to the top flight, Bournemouth’s tale is a co...

3 days ago
Palace's uninspiring summer has brought out Hodgson’s best

There wasn’t a great deal of positivity emanating from Selhurst Park over the summer as Crystal Palace endured a particularly challenging transfer window.  The Eagles’ pre-season was dominated by constant speculation about whether Wilfried Zaha would move to Arsenal after expressing a desire to leave the club. Even once that situation was resolved – the Gunners instead signing Lille’s...

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