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Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson usurps De Gea as Premier League's No. 1

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:29
Virgil van Dijk praised his Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker after his late save denied Napoli a goal to ensure the Reds progressed into the knockout stage of the Champions League. Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol predict this weekends Premier League fixtures, including a heavyweight match up between Liverpool and Manchester United. Stewart Robson previews Manchester United's trip to Anfield where they look to end league leaders Liverpool's unbeaten run and gain ground back on the top four. There has never been a Premier League goalkeeper as dominant as Manchester United's David De Gea. Yes, there have been more successful goalkeepers: De Gea, who was named the world's best keeper in the ESPN FC 100, has won just one Premier League title. He also has only one "Golden Glove" award for the highest number of clean sheets in a season -- last season, incidentally -- and over a dozen goalkeepers have kept more clean sheets. But these figures are largely dependent upon the quality of De Gea's...
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Liverpool's Klopp: Mourinho does not lack ambition, one of the best in the world

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 04:40
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Barcelona edge Liverpool for the pole position. Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol predict this weekends Premier League fixtures, including a heavyweight match up between Liverpool and Manchester United. Steve Nicol says that Liverpool have options at the back despite recent injuries to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. The FC guys answer your tweets on what it will take for Man United to sack Jose Mourinho, how Liverpool will make do with their injuries and more. The FC team examine the list of teams that Liverpool could face in the UCL round of 16 and who they'd match up best against. LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp dismissed the idea that Jose Mourinho lacks ambition ahead of Manchester United's visit to Anfield on Sunday. Klopp's side sit top of the Premier League with United 16 points behind them, and after the last two encounters between the sides at Anfield ended in goalless draws, Mourinho received criticism for his negative team setup. However, Klopp defended the United boss, and still thinks he is one of the world's top managers. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. 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 - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system "I don't think Jose...
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Can Liverpool complete power shift over Man United? Will strain show for Spurs?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 02:37
Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol predict this weekends Premier League fixtures, including a heavyweight match up between Liverpool and Manchester United. Stewart Robson previews Manchester United's trip to Anfield where they look to end league leaders Liverpool's unbeaten run and gain ground back on the top four. W2W4 previews the week's Premier League action by highlighting its most compelling storylines ... Can Liverpool complete the power shift over Manchester United? This season has been defined by moments of progression for Liverpool. Every time they keep a clean sheet, every time they close out a game in a calm and mature fashion without conceding two late goals, every time they keep pace with and now overhaul Manchester City, it represents another step forward from the thrilling but flawed...
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Does Liverpool-Man United have the makings of a dull match?

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 01:48
The FC guys fully expect Man United to utilise the counterattack, but feel Liverpool can come out on top if they have good service into the box.
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Man United's lack of team spirit, Mourinho's negativity explains wide gap to rivals Liverpool

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:33
Jose Mourinho is hoping Paul Pogba makes a statement when Manchester United face Valencia in the UEFA Champions League after being dropped in their Premier League games. Craig Burley explains how Paul Pogba's current mindset and relationship with Jose Mourinho is negatively impacting Man United's team dynamic. Jose Mourinho feels Man United fans cannot point the finger at any of his players following their 4-1 win over Fulham. The last time Manchester United went into a league game against Liverpool with a bigger deficit than the 16-point gap between the two clubs, the men from Anfield were just weeks away from clinching their 18th -- and last -- English league championship. Back in March 1990, when Alex Ferguson's relegation-threatened team were languishing in 16th position of the old First Division, two points above third-bottom Manchester City, United faced Liverpool at Old Trafford no fewer than 21 points behind their...
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Premier League Predictor: Showdown at Anfield

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:43
Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol predict this weekends Premier League fixtures, including a heavyweight match up between Liverpool and Manchester United.
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Nicol: Liverpool have enough to cover recent injuries

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:38
Steve Nicol says that Liverpool have options at the back despite recent injuries to Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
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Shaka's Power Rankings: Barcelona claim top spot

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:35
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Barcelona edge Liverpool for the pole position.
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Champions League XI: Mo Salah and Leroy Sane lead team of the week

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 03:26
The FC team examine the list of teams that Liverpool could face in the UCL round of 16 and who they'd match up best against. The Champions League's best performers from this week. The Champions League group stage is over, but who were the stars of the final group stage games? Here's the best XI from Matchday 6. Goalkeeper -- Alisson (Liverpool) Jurgen Klopp called Alisson's late save from Arkadiusz Milik a "lifesaver" and, in football terms, it was no exaggeration. The goalkeeper made himself big to block Napoli's glorious late chance from a matter of yards, sending Liverpool through and proving once again that the £65m they paid Roma in the summer was money well spent....
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Power Rankings: Barcelona top, Liverpool climb; Juventus, Man City drop

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 02:18
The FC panel wax lyrical about Lionel Messi's latest performance and say he no longer places any stock in individual awards such as the Ballon d'Or. The FC panel assess if Manchester City deserve to be ahead of Barcelona and Juventus as the oddsmakers' favourites to win the Champions League. All change! After last week's top two suffered shock defeats, the latest countdown has a new leader. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Dropping out: Napoli, Ajax. Agree? Disagree? Let us know, and watch Shaka defend his picks on ESPN FC TV.
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Is Pogba a must-start against Liverpool?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:03
Citing his recent lack of form and slow pace of play for Man United, the FC guys question if Jose Mourinho should start Paul Pogba at Anfield.
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Where could Pulisic land in January: Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United or Bayern?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:56
Steve Nicol has his say on where Christian Pulisic is most likely to go should he leave Borussia Dortmund this campaign. Raf Honigstein explains why he feels Christian Pulisic still has more to prove at Dortmund before making a big-money move elsewhere in Europe. "We will not sell a player in winter who's essential to us achieving our sporting aims, of course," Borussia Dortmund's Michael Zorc told Sport-Bild in relation to Christian Pulisic this week. "I strongly expect Christian to be wearing the BVB shirt in February," the sporting director added. The league leaders' overriding concern is to ensure that the squad stays strong and deep for the second half of a campaign that promises to deliver silverware for the first time since 2012. At the same time,...
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Shaka's top five goalkeepers in the world

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:25
ESPN FC's resident goalkeeping-expert Shaka Hislop lists his current top five netminders in world football.
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Who are Pulisic's likeliest suitors should Dortmund sell in January?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:26
Steve Nicol has his say on where Christian Pulisic is most likely to go should he leave Borussia Dortmund this campaign. Raf Honigstein explains why he feels Christian Pulisic still has more to prove at Dortmund before making a big-money move elsewhere in Europe. "We will not sell a player in winter who's essential to us achieving our sporting aims, of course," Borussia Dortmund's Michael Zorc told Sport-Bild in relation to Christian Pulisic this week. "I strongly expect Christian to be wearing the BVB shirt in February," the sporting director added. The league leaders' overriding concern is to ensure that the squad stays strong and deep for the second half of a campaign that promises to deliver silverware for the first time since 2012. At the same time,...
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Liverpool's Joel Matip out six weeks with broken collarbone

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 05:08
Virgil van Dijk praised his Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker after his late save denied Napoli a goal to ensure the Reds progressed into the knockout stage of the Champions League. Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp was left buzzing with adrenaline after Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game to make sure Liverpool progressed to the Champions League knockout stages over Napoli. Liverpool defender Joel Matip is set to miss six weeks with a broken collarbone suffered in the Reds' Champions League group stage victory over Napoli on Tuesday. Matip was taken to hospital immediately following the 1-0 win for tests after sustaining the injury right as referee Damir Skomina blew the whistle for full-time. The centre-back will require surgery on his shoulder in what is another defensive injury blow to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. 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 - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system "Matip was taken to hospital following...
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Van Dijk hails Alisson's Liverpool heroics

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:18
Virgil van Dijk praised his Liverpool teammate Alisson Becker after his late save denied Napoli a goal to ensure the Reds progressed into the knockout stage of the Champions League.
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Extra Time: Sacking Jose Mourinho, Liverpool injury woes

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:02
The FC guys answer your tweets on what it will take for Man United to sack Jose Mourinho, how Liverpool will make do with their injuries and more.
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Extra Time: Sacking Jose Mourinho, Liveprool injury woes

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 04:02
The FC guys answer your tweets on what it will take for Man United to sack Jose Mourinho, how Liverpool will make do with their injuries and more.
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Breaking down Liverpool's next UCL opponent

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 03:49
The FC team examine the list of teams that Liverpool could face in the UCL round of 16 and who they'd match up best against.
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Can Manchester United end Liverpool's unbeaten run?

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 02:26
Stewart Robson previews Manchester United's trip to Anfield where they look to end league leaders Liverpool's unbeaten run and gain ground back on the top four.
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