What Can We Expect from the 2020 Community Shield Match?

2020 Community Shield Match

Premier League champions Liverpool and FA Cup holders Arsenal will be going head-to-head this weekend at the traditional Community Shield matchup at Wembley Stadium. During the years, the match has gained the reputation of being a friendly game more than a competitive outing but it’s nevertheless a chance to pick up some silverware and go into the season on a high. Both clubs have won the Community Shield trophy 15 times but the Merseyside Reds haven’t laid their hands on it since 2006 while Arsenal added to their tally three…

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What Can New Boy Kostas Tsimikas Bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side?

Liverpool Logo Kostas Tsimikas Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool finally got their hands on the Premier League trophy last season but they are already deep into preparation mode for the next campaign and have recently announced the club’s first summer signing. Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas will be joining the Merseyside Reds on a long-term deal and in this post, I share an account of how the transfer went through and what can Kostas Tsimikas bring to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool Side. Let’s start off with a brief overview of the qualities that the newest squad member has in his…

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What We Learned From the Premier League Teams’ Friendlies

Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United Logos

As we edge closer to the official return of the Premier League, the players and coaching staffs of the clubs are hard at work to ensure they are ready for the challenge both physically and mentally. Some of the leading EPL squads were put to the test over the weekend and in this piece, I share a brief overview of the exhibition matches they played and what were the main aspects to take away from their respective performances. Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskajer and his staff opted to stage a…

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Three Football Stars That Might Change Clubs in the Summer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jadon Sancho and Mo Salah Football Stars

Football might be on pause in Europe right now, but the speculations about the future transfers haven’t stopped. It seems that many players might be switching clubs in the summer, including some of the biggest stars of the sport. I’m not usually a big fan of going through rumours, but there’s hardly much else to do right now, so let’s take a look at five stars that might be on their way out. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal The Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated on multiple occasions that he is proud…

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Can Liverpool Really Lose the Premier League Title?

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Players

Up to a few weeks ago, it looked impossible for Liverpool to lose the English Premier League title. Jurgen Klopp’s men were beating everyone, building a huge gap in the process. The team was beyond any doubt the best in the Premier League and only had to win two more games to secure the trophy. That’s when the coronavirus struck and the competition got suspended up to early April, at least. The big question is what happens next. If the tournament somehow continues, there’s little doubt that Liverpool will eventually…

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Was Atletico Madrid’s Win Over Liverpool Luck or Masterclass by Simeone?

Atletico Madrid Liverpool

I’m sure that most of you watched the game between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. The Spaniards knocked out the reigning Champions League winners after the extra time and the overall impression is that Diego Simeone and his men got fortunate. That’s what many pundits said and Jurgen Klopp had a dig at his colleague after the match. Michael Owen went a step further and directly tweeted that this was not a masterclass by Simeone but pure luck. But is that really the case? Let’s look at the main…

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Is There Really a Problem with Liverpool’s Recent Form?

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

For a huge part of this season, Liverpool looked invincible. The team broke a number of records for wins and points, not only for the Premier League but for all top leagues across Europe. The Reds were after Arsenal’s record for most consecutive games without defeat in the domestic competition and they genuinely looked unstoppable. And yet, Liverpool was brought down to Earth recently. The team lost against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, got crushed Watford in the Premier League, and was knocked out by Chelsea in the FA…

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool Betting Preview and Prediction, FA Cup 5th Round

Chelsea Liverpool Betting Preview

The 5th round of the English FA Cup is here and there’s little doubt that the clash between Chelsea and Liverpool will draw a lot of attention. The Reds just lost in the Premier League for the first time in ages, while Chelsea’s season is quickly going down the drain. The Blues are barely in fourth and as good as out of the Champions League after a 3-0 home defeat against Bayern Munich in the first leg. Liverpool is also back against the wall in the most popular UEFA competition,…

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Five Things We Learned from Friday’s Champions League Games

Erling Haaland and Other Champions League Figures

We saw two exciting games of football in the Champions League last night. Borussia Dortmund beat PSG 2-1 at home, while Atletico Madrid earned a precious 1-0 lead over Liverpool. The results pretty much leave both ties in the balance until the second leg. In the meantime, there are five important things we learned on Tuesday. Erling Haaland Can Do It in the Biggest Stage We’ve known that Erling Haaland is a talented striker for a while. He scored a ton of goals in Austria, but we’ve seen other players…

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How Did Jurgen Klopp Transform Liverpool Into the Best Football Team in the World?

Jurgen Klopp With Liverpool Players and Fans

I don’t think many people could argue with the statement that Liverpool is the best football team in the world right now. The Reds are the reigning Champions League champions and they won the Club World Cup this winter. They also lead the English Premier League and it seems impossible to catch them. Liverpool already broke a number of records and there are a lot more that could go down by the end of the season. I think I made my point, so let’s take a look at the main…

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Liverpool – Manchester United Betting Preview

Liverpool and Manchester United Logos

There’s little doubt that the game between Liverpool and Manchester United is the most anticipated English match of the weekend. The Premier League leaders will face the only team that they didn’t beat so far in the campaign. Let’s take a look at both sides and see if there are any interesting bets available. Liverpool After going painfully close to the title last season, Liverpool has improved further and it seems like nothing can stop the side from winning the English Premier League this term. The Reds have the best…

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Which English Teams Will Suffer the Most from the New AFCON 2021 Schedule?

Mo Salah and Riyad and Mahrez AFCON 2021

The Africa Cup of Nations 2021 will be played in the winter instead of the summer. The hosts Cameroon requested the change to avoid extreme weather conditions that might disrupt the tournament. The new schedule means that AFCON 2021 will start on January 9 and end on February 6. That’s right in the middle of the English Premier League season and will certainly hit some clubs hard. In this article, I will assess the potential effects and determine which English teams will suffer the most from the decision. Liverpool Will…

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Five Games That Stand Between Liverpool and an Unbeaten Season

Jose Mourinho, Mikel Arteta, Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

There’s only one team in the modern history of English football that has gone through a whole Premier League season without losing a single game. You probably know that’s Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal of 2003-04. We thought we would never see such a feat again but we might witness history once again just 16 years later. There’s a good chunk of the season left but Liverpool has won 19 of the 20 games played so far, drawing the last one against Manchester United. Under such circumstances, it’s hard not to talk…

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Can Liverpool Surpass the Record of Arsenal’s Invincibles?

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool Players

Liverpool went unbeaten in the English Premier League for a full year last night, after winning against Sheffield United by 2-0 at home. The last time the Reds tasted defeat came at the start of 2019 and the team hasn’t lost in 37 EPL games since. Inevitably, such a streak begs the question if Liverpool can match or even surpass Arsenal’s record of 49 consecutive games without a defeat. The Gunners even went unbeaten for a full campaign in 2003-2004 under Arsene Wenger, earning the nickname the Invincibles. Jurgen Klopp…

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Liverpool Crush Leicester on the Road to the Title

Liverpool FC Players

Liverpool was the overwhelming favorite for the English Premier League title before the visit to Leicester on Boxing Day. A draw would’ve been enough for the Reds to keep that position intact, but they went one step further. From the very start of the game, Liverpool dominated Leicester and created plenty of chances. The Reds missed a couple in the first half but a goal by Roberto Firmino gave them the lead before the break. The second half was closer up to the 71st minute when a penalty for Liverpool…

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Teams to look out for in Premier League 2019-20

Following a two-month break, the Premier League is well and truly underway. Like last season, this season promises a lot of excitement with all teams fighting for different prizes. We take a look at some interesting contests we expect to see this year in the top tier of English football. Fight for the league title  Manchester City have lifted the trophy on last two occasions, and they are huge favourites to complete a hat-trick. Their main challengers this season are Liverpool, who finished only a single point behind City last…

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter lodge bids for Ligue 1 star

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the hottest prospects this summer, and there is no dearth of interest in his services. French publication L’Equipe, via GFFN, has claimed that Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan have lodged firm bids for the Ivorian player. There is no mention of measures of bids, but the 24-year-old is reportedly valued at £70m. Pepe scored 22 goals for Lille last season, and he was instrumental in their return to Champions League football – and if you back him to become a success in the…

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Klopp worried over Mane’s fitness

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expresses his concern over the amount of football his star player Sadio Mane has played in last 12 months. Following a lengthy season with the Reds, Mane has failed to take a break as he has been representing Senegal at Africa Cup of Nations. Mane has been brilliant in the tournament and has helped Senegal reach the final, which will be played on 20th July. Liverpool’s season starts with their Community Shield clash against Manchester City on August 4th. On 9th, the Merseysiders host Norwich…

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Report: Liverpool’s main man to turn down the new deal

German manager Jurgen Klopp has been quite a revelation in his current role at Liverpool. Klopp didn’t take long to become a fan-favourite at Anfield following his appointment in 2015. In the last four years, Klopp has transformed the club and have reinstalled them as one of the best European sides. Liverpool’s recent Champions League success has only enhanced his reputation. Besides winning their sixth Champions League title, the Reds also registered their record point-total in 2018-19 Premier League. Hence, it’s no surprise that the latest Liverpool blogs suggest that…

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Gotze makes new Liverpool hint

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Götze has spoken again of his admiration for ex-boss Jurgen Klopp, prompting rumours of a potential reunion in the Summer. Gotze, 26, played under Klopp at Dortmund before both departed, with the Germany international heading to Bayern Munich for 3 years, before returning to the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium in 2016. But with just one year left on his contract, the World Cup winner, with 63 caps, has hinted that a potential link up with his old boss could be something he’d want to consider, having had discussions…

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Liverpool reap rewards of scouting excellence

There is no argument to be had when comparing the squad of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to the embarrassment of riches available to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. The club from the blue half of Manchester is able to deal with injuries to some of their most important players simply by entrusting another big-name in their place. Think of how much action Kevin De Bruyne has missed this season. The Belgian international has only started seven Premier League games in 2018/19. Yet, in De Bruyne’s absence, up stepped Bernardo Silva to…

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Manchester United draw PSG in Champions League, Liverpool to face Bayern Munich

Manchester United have drawn Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool will face Bayern Munich and Tottenham will take on Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City were drawn against Bundesliga side Schalke, meaning three of the four English teams will face German opposition. Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the city of Madrid, with Juventus drawn against Atletico. Holders Real Madrid must overcome Dutch side Ajax, while Barcelona will take on Lyon and Roma will face FC Porto. The first legs of the last-16 ties will be split…

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Liverpool face defensive crisis with Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out of United clash

Liverpool are facing a shortage of defenders for Sunday’s visit of Manchester United after Trent Alexander-Arnold was ruled out with an ankle injury. The 20-year-old suffered the injury during Tuesday’s 1-0 Champions League win over Napoli and it is feared he could miss the busy festive season games. Jurgen Klopp’s side are desperately short on defenders with centre-back Joel Matip now ruled out for six weeks after fracturing his collarbone in the dying moments of the same game. Another defender, Joe Gomez, is out for around the same period after fracturing…

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Raheem Sterling named Premier League player of the month

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been named November’s Premier League player of the month. The 24-year-old scored three goals and set up three more in City’s three league matches. It is the second time the Blues forward has won the award, the previous occasion coming in August 2016, just over a year after he joined the club. Raheem Sterling picks up @EASPORTSFIFA #POTM award for a brilliant November ➡️ https://t.co/QdEm1x730O #PLAwards pic.twitter.com/78omqjI1Q4 — Premier League (@premierleague) December 12, 2018 Two of Sterling’s City team-mates, Leroy Sane and David Silva, were…

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Liverpool’s Joe Gomez signs new contract until 2024

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2024. The 21-year-old joined the Reds from Charlton Athletic in 2015. He has played 18 times for Jurgen Klopp’s side this campaign but could be out for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured leg in the 3-1 win over Burnley on 5 December. ? @J_Gomez97 has signed a new long-term contract with the Reds! ▶️ https://t.co/IZwV5kxQUp pic.twitter.com/c5InmGpG7M — Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 10, 2018 “I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and…

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