Southampton vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

West Bromwich Albion will be attempting to win for the third time in four Premier League matches as they come up against a Southampton side that lies above them in table through goal difference alone. Wednesday evening saw Southampton record a welcome victory over a below-par Watford and deliver some respite after a mightily challenging few weeks which had seen a downturn in results, indiscipline among the squad, and some of the club’s key players being linked with a move away during the January transfer window. The performance was much more…

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West Brom vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United will be hoping to bounce back from the bitter disappointment of their Boxing Day loss by collecting all three points away to West Bromwich Albion, who will be intent on avoiding a third straight defeat. This has turned into a very important game for the Baggies, who are now only three points above the drop zone with their opponents lying in the final relegation spot as things stand, so there will be some concern around if they were to lose this one. They came away very frustrated on…

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West Brom vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham will be aiming to continue their phonemenal form with success against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, a venue at which they have not tasted defeat for nearly seven years. The home side will be pleased with their haul of four points from two challenging games since the international break, following a terrific win over title hopefuls Arsenal with a satisfactory draw away to West Ham United. The latter saw a good response after half-time from the Baggies, who were fortunate not to have been just the one goal behind at…

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Liverpool hand Christian Benteke the number nine shirt

Liverpool have confirmed new striker Christian Benteke as their new number nine as Rickie Lambert draws closer to a move to West Bromwich Albion, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Belgian international completed his move from Aston Villa last week, but a shirt number wasn’t then handed to him. And the Echo believe that is because The Reds were waiting for Lambert to decide whether he wanted to move on or stay to fight for a place despite increased competition for a starting berth this season. Lambert is currently undergoing…

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Liverpool gossip: Reds plan £21.7m deal for striker, and Philippe Coutinho returns to action

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Despite signing Christian Benteke and Danny Ings, Brendan Rodgers is still planning to bolster his attacking options, the Metro report. The Reds are planning a £21.7m bid for Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. The Merseyside outfit remain in the running to sign Napoli Gonzalo Higuain, the Daily Express report. Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are also interested in signing the former Real Madrid star. They look set to beat off Premier League competition in the battle to sign Juventus winger Kingsley Coman, according…

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Analysis – Liverpool’s striking seven

Brendan Rodgers has focused most of his efforts in the transfer market this year towards adding depths of quality to his attack, appearing determined to avoid the prospect of fielding a starting XI without a recognised striker, as he was forced to do on several occasions last season where the club managed just 52 Premier League goals. He now has a sizeable pool of options to choose from, with seven vying for a place furthest up the pitch: There remains considerable doubt over the future of Mario Balotelli, who has done…

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Liverpool rumours: Xabi Alonso linked with return, while four flops set to be AXED

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Xabi Alonso could be set for a sensational return to Anfield, after talks over a new deal with Bayern Munich stalled, the Metro report. The Spaniard is about to enter into the final year of his deal at the Allianz Arena. Another player reportedly catching Brendan Rodgers’ eye is Paris Saint-Germain full-back Lucas Digne, according to the Metro. The 22-year-old’s agent admitted that he could leave the Ligue 1 side this summer. A move for the defender will reportedly be funded by…

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Liverpool gossip: TWO release fees met as £54m DOUBLE swoop for Benteke and Pedro is on

Friday’s biggest Liverpool gossip and transfer rumours. Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 24, will not play in Friday’s friendly against Sporting Braga in Portugal with his £32.5m move to Liverpool set to be completed, the Daily Mirror reports. The money received from the Raheem Sterling deal has now funded the move for the Belgian international, though they may still have to fend off interest from Manchester United for his signature. Should Benteke join Liverpool, it would free up striker Rickie Lambert, 33, to leave Anfield for West Brom, the Daily…

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Liverpool three in, three out: Striker trio targeted, while flops set for sale

Here are six potential transfers involving Liverpool that could well go through this summer, starting with possible arrivals: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool flop linked with shock loan to Premier League rivals Barcelona starlet Bobby Adekayne confirms he’s signed for Liverpool Three in:   Christian Benteke – From Aston Villa The Aston Villa man has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield this summer. However, the Liverpool Echo have revealed that the two clubs are far apart in their valuation of the forward, with the Villains wanting…

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Liverpool gossip: New £30m striker on the way, and flop clearout planned

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Liverpool close in on Belgian star who rejects move to north London Liverpool close to deal for young Swedish defender Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke, according to the Daily Star. The Villains have previously wanted at least £30m for the Belgian. He could be joined at Anfield next season by Nathaniel Clyne, who former Premier League boss Harry Redknapp believes will be a great signing for the Reds,…

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Liverpool flop ready to accept that Anfield career is OVER and join West Brom

Liverpool flop Rickie Lambert is now willing to accept that his Anfield career is over, and may accept a move to West Brom. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool line up Dutch starlet as seventh summer signing Liverpool set to name new assistant manager According to the Daily Mirror, the 33-year-old turned down the chance to leave Merseyside in January when Aston Villa put in a £5m bid, but now it appears that the writing may be on the wall. The Baggies are reportedly the favourites to end his…

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Ten swap deals that could happen this summer: Chelsea and Man United prepared to offer up stars to land top targets

With the transfer market fast approaching, there will be a number of transfers that will require an extra sweetener to help push a deal through. SEE ALSO: Liverpool willing to trade Sterling for Arsenal pair When money isn’t enough, players are offered up in exchange, and this upcoming window has the scope to see a number of deals being done on this basis. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ten possible swap deals that could go ahead in the coming months. Felipe Luis (Chelsea) and Koke (Atletico…

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