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W2W4: Liverpool, not Manchester United, under real pressure in grudge match

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:33
Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool. W2W4 previews the week's Premier League action by highlighting its most compelling storylines ... Could Liverpool give the title away? Some games feel too big to fail. So much of the meeting between Manchester United and Liverpool on Sunday points towards a classic -- the sort of sensational, spiteful, meaningful game that everyone present will remember for years -- that you can trick yourself into thinking there's no possible way it can be anything else. We have Liverpool with their best chance...
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Salah: winning Premier League was 'always on my mind'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:18
Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool. Mohamed Salah says winning the Premier League with Liverpool has always been his aim and would mean achieving a dream. The Egyptian forward, who moved to Anfield from Roma in 2017 for an initial £37 million, told ESPN Brasil his ambition to win the title began when he arrived at Anfield, and was now closer to happening than ever. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! "It's a dream, to be honest," Salah said. "It was one of my dreams when I came -- to win the Premier League. Maybe the people were saying it was crazy, but it was...
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Premier League managers: Can you name the oldest and youngest to take charge of the 'Big Six'?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 06:30
Jose Mourinho described former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as of the 'best managers in football history' and admitted he enjoyed the challenge of facing his sides. This weekend, the venerable Roy Hodgson will become the oldest manager to ever take charge of a Premier League match when he steps into the away dugout for Crystal Palace's trip to Leicester City. Hodgson will be aged 71 years and 198 days come kick-off on Saturday, thus making him one day older than previous record-holder Sir Bobby Robson was when he took charge of Newcastle United against Aston Villa in 2004 (before being sacked two days later). By a quirk of fate, Palace also boast the Premier...
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Solskjaer getting Manchester United job full-time is 'clear' - Liverpool boss Klopp

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 03:50
Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp believes there is "no doubt" that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become the permanent manager of Manchester United. Solskjaer has guided United to 11 wins in his 13 matches as caretaker manager since replacing Jose Mourinho, whose last match in charge was a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool back in December. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Sources told ESPN FC at the time of Mourinho's sacking that Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino was the top target to become full-time boss, although Klopp feels that...
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Premier League Predictor: Man United-Liverpool takes centre stage

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:40
Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool.
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Liverpool's Klopp fined £45,000 for referee comments in West Ham draw

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:51
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. The English Football Association have fined Jurgen Klopp £45,000 for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend after Liverpool's match at West Ham United earlier this month. The Liverpool manager admitted to breaching Rule E3(1) by making comments that "questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias" following the 1-1 draw. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! After Liverpool took the lead at the London Stadium when James Milner was clearly offside in the buildup, Klopp felt Friend was aware of the error...
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Liverpool made nearly £500m for local economy in 2017-18 according to study

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:29
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. Liverpool's 2017-18 season was worth nearly £500 million to the local economy, according to a new study. Liverpool commissioned the Deloitte Business Group to look at the economic impact of matchday and day-to-day activity of the club as 1.5m fans visited Anfield last season. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Jurgen Klopp's side reached the Champions League final and recorded their second consecutive top-four finish in the Premier League. According to Deloitte, the economy of the Liverpool City Region was boosted by £497m...
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Mohamed Salah: Jurgen Klopp gets the best from Liverpool's forwards

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 02:22
Alexis Nunes and Alejandro Moreno go head-to-head predicting all the Premier League match ups of the weekend, including the big one on Sunday between at Man United and Liverpool. Despite Manchester City's strong run of form, ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains why Liverpool remain his favourites to win the Premier League title. Mohamed Salah has credited Jurgen Klopp for formulating a tactical plan at Liverpool that gets the best out of the Egyptian international and his forward partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. With 17 goals, Salah is the Premier League's joint-top scorer, while Mane has netted on 12 occasions and Firmino has nine. The potent trio combined to score 91 goals in all competitions last season as Liverpool reached the final of the Champions League and secured a top-four finish. "I think he [Klopp] build...
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Marko Grujic determined to make it at Liverpool as Hertha loan flourishes

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 01:21
Marko Grujic, 22, has played just 14 games for Liverpool in three years but is still held in high regard by the club. Liverpool will welcome a revelation to their squad at the end of the season, a player from the "top shelf" of the transfer market. A 22-year-old considered to be the best midfielder at an established Bundesliga club, an integral figure who has only lost one league game all season. The Merseysiders' recruitment team knows him well, as do their coaching staff and most of the squad. His name? Marko Grujic -- Jurgen Klopp's first signing as Liverpool manager. The midfielder, on loan at Hertha...
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Liverpool considering U.S. preseason tour for second straight year - sources

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 07:08
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. 180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth, at Anfield. Liverpool are exploring the idea of returning to the United States for their preseason tour ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, sources have told ESPN FC. Jurgen Klopp's side visited America last summer when they played friendlies in Charlotte, NJ and Ann Arbor, MI -- where they beat Manchester United 4-1 in front of a 105,000-strong crowd -- as part of the International Champions Cup. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! And Liverpool could return to North America for the second straight summer in what would be a break from tradition...
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Sadio Mane's house burgled while playing for Liverpool vs. Bayern in Champions League

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:38
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. Senegal striker Sadio Mane had his house burgled while he was playing for Liverpool in a Champions League last-16 first-leg match against Bayern Munich at Anfield on Tuesday, British media reported. The BBC reported that watches, mobile phones and car keys were stolen. Liverpool and German champions Bayern drew 0-0. It was not the first time Mane's house had been targeted since he moved to Liverpool, with the 26-year-old also burgled during a home Champions League game against Slovenian side Maribor...
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Bayern fight and scrap to earn an edge vs. Liverpool but need a change of focus in Munich

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:53
Thanks to the much-maligned aways goal rule in European football, many consider a 0-0 draw in the first leg of a knock-out tie a good result for the home team. But after Tuesday night's game at Anfield, Bayern Munich walked away by far the happier side. The German champions probably knew that a goalless draw statistically tilts the tie in favour of the away side. In 31 previous first-leg 0-0 draws in the Champions League, the club hosting the return fixture have gone through 21 times. Based on those...
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Man United stronger under Solskjaer than Mourinho - Liverpool's Wijnaldum

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 02:30
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. Check out what you may have missed at the weekend, including Liverpool and Man City's big wins, a thrilling Madrid derby and much more. Liverpool bounced back from their recent dip in form with a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- Georginio Wijnaldum has said he thinks the Manchester United side Liverpool face on Sunday is much stronger than the one they convincingly beat in December. Jose Mourinho's final game in charge as United boss was a 3-1 defeat at Anfield, leading to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer taking over the reins until the end of the season. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's experts ranked the best men's players and managers in world football. Check out the list. How Mourinho unravelled at Man United Fear, paranoia, difficult behaviour and constant battling with club officials and players led to the inevitable, writes Rob Dawson. The greatest game never played When Boca Juniors and River Plate were set to meet in Argentina's most important match, Buenos Aires lost its mind, writes Wright Thompson. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! Solskjaer has guided United to 11 wins in his 13 matches in charge and can put a dent in Liverpool's Premier League title hopes at Old Trafford on the weekend. "I...
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Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Everton may fight over Sporting's Bruno Fernandes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:04
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: A Sporting chance? Another day, another transfer rumour involving a young star in Portugal. This time, instead of speculating over the possible future of young Benfica magician Joao Felix, there's a debate raging over where...
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LIVE Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Everton may fight over Sporting's Bruno Fernandes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:04
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: A Sporting chance? Another day, another transfer rumour involving a young star in Portugal. This time, instead of speculating over the possible future of young Benfica magician Joao Felix, there's a debate raging over where...
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Transfer Talk: Liverpool, Everton may fight over Sporting's Bruno Fernandes

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:04
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. A Sporting chance? Another day, another transfer rumour involving a young star in Portugal. This time, instead of speculating over the possible future of young Benfica magician Joao Felix, there's a debate raging over where Sporting...
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Bayern hold Liverpool, Barca can't break Lyon

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:14
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for.
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Bayern earning draw amid Anfield atmosphere hardly a nightmare for Liverpool

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:12
Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- There are times when people get carried away with the emotion of a European night at Anfield. The noise, the colour, the fear that makes world-class opposition players freeze in their tracks; all those elements helped drive Liverpool to the Champions League final last season, but Bayern Munich debunked some myths as they secured a 0-0 round-of-16 first-leg draw on Tuesday. Bayern, five-time European champions just like Liverpool, turned up, shrugged their shoulders at what...
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Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool-Bayern Munich draw: Not our dream result

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 03:46
180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England -- Jurgen Klopp accepts that Bayern Munich will be the team most satisfied after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw in the opener of the Champions League last-16 tie. Progression to the quarterfinals of Europe's premier club competition will be determined on March 13 when the second leg is held at the Allianz Arena. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE How to fix the Champions League It's time to find a way to fix the Champions League -- or start a European super league. Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule - Latest Champions League tables - Upcoming group fixtures - Champions League statistics - All the latest UCL news Liverpool wasted a number of good opportunities in front of goal on Tuesday night to leave the tie evenly poised at the halfway stage. "It is not the result or...
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Transfer Talk: Liverpool set to renew interest in Dortmund's Sancho

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 02:59
Jadon Sancho discussed his development at Borussia Dortmund, how he's maturing and the influence Marco Reus has had on his career. Jadon Sancho says Christian Pulisic's outstanding ability, commitment and passion for the game is an inspiration for him. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. And Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: Liverpool still keen on Sancho Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken about his previous interest in Jadon Sancho which, says the Daily Mirror, hints at the prospect of an approach for the Borussia...
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