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Tottenham’s Harry Kane joins six Manchester United and three Chelsea players on FIFA team of the year shortlist

21 Sep

Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included on a 55-man shortlist for a FIFA team of the year. The FIFA FIFPro World11 2017 is decided by votes from around 25,000 professional footballers from 75 different countries. Tottenham and England striker Kane has enjoyed a fine 2017, scoring 34 times in all […]

Liverpool FC’s 17 cup exits since they last won a trophy

20 Sep

If Liverpool fail to win a trophy this season, it will be the club’s longest run without silverware since Bill Shankly went seven years between silverware in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Reds have waited since 1990 to claim the league title, but since last finishing top of the pile they have racked […]

Liverpool FC’s 17 cup exits since they last won a trophy

20 Sep

If Liverpool fail to win a trophy this season, it will be the club’s longest run without silverware since Bill Shankly went seven years between silverware in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Reds have waited since 1990 to claim the league title, but since last finishing top of the pile they have racked […]

Leicester City FC news: Craig Shakespeare admits Foxes rode their luck in Carabao Cup win over Leicester

20 Sep

Craig Shakespeare admitted Leicester rode their luck before a rejuvenated second-half performance saw the Foxes to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the Carabao Cup. The Reds, inspired by the impressive Philippe Coutinho, were dominant in the first half at the King Power Stadium but were made to rue their inability to find the net. […]

Premier League table: How Mark Lawrenson’s predictions this season compare to actual standings

19 Sep

Predicting Premier League results is a tricky business, as players of talkSPORT Predictor will tell you. And Mark Lawrenson, who sticks his neck out every week to hazard a guess over the scoreline of the action, will no doubt agree. So, while we might only be five games into the 2017/18 season, talkSPORT.com couldn’t resist having a […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reassures Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in moving from Arsenal

19 Sep

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reassured Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain he has not made a mistake in coming to Anfield. The 24-year-old left Arsenal in a £35million deal on deadline day but has so far been restricted to just 57 minutes in three substitute appearances, having previously started all four matches for the Gunners and also two […]

Manchester club interested in Liverpool target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lazio star’s agent confirms

18 Sep

The agent of Liverpool target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, has claimed that a Manchester club are also interested in the signing his client. According to reports in Italy during the summer, the 22-year-old Lazio midfielder was the subject of a £24m bid from Anfield. However Lazio snubbed the offer for Milinkovic-Savic, who […]

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, September 17: Liverpool face fight as trio target Sadio Mane, plus more

17 Sep

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers and online… Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, 25, interests Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. (Mirror) Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has started talks with 28-year-old Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez over a possible move. (Don Balon) Tottenham are interested in Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, 24, which could put any move for Everton’s Ross Barkley, 23, in doubt. (Sun) Watford are interested in Olympiacos right-back Omar […]

Jurgen Klopp struggles to find positives after Burnley draw at Anfield

17 Sep

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he struggled to see the positives after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Burnley at Anfield. Defensive hesitancy allowed Scott Arfield to smash home a half-volley and, although Mohamed Salah equalised almost immediately, the hosts could not find a winner despite having 35 attempts and 71 per cent possession. “It feels strange, […]

‘I’m slowly getting annoyed with Klopp making mistakes’ – Liverpool fans react after draw with Burnley

16 Sep

Jurgen Klopp is starting to come under a bit of pressure at Liverpool. The Reds boss watched his side struggle at Anfield again as his side drew 1-1 against Burnley. Liverpool’s bright start to the season has slowly but surely worn off and now fans are demanding answers. Klopp failed to land his top transfer […]