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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Liverpool suffered a serious blow during international break

Liverpool have been dealt a huge blow as Sadio Mane has suffered a recurrence of his hamstring problem during national duty with Senegal. Mane helped his nation qualify for the World Cup after a 16-year absence with a 2-0 win over South Africa on Friday. The 24-year-old has returned to Liverpool early from national duty due to his injury, the Senegalese Football Federation has announced. Mane had recently returned for the Reds after suffering a hamstring problem while playing for Senegal in October. Mane’s one-month spell on the side-lines coincided…

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Manchester City vs Liverpool betting tips and predictions

In the blockbuster Premier League fixture this weekend, Manchester City will host Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both sides are arguably the best-attacking sides in the league, and the history of this fixture suggests that we should expect a high-scoring game this Saturday. Ahead of the game, Citizens and Reds find themselves level on seven points and are only separated by the goal difference. The Reds occupy the second spot in the table while City are two spots below in the fourth. City might be undefeated this season,…

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Liverpool vs Arsenal predictions and betting tips

In arguably the biggest Premier League fixture of this weekend, Liverpool will host Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday. The Reds will come into the game high on confidence after a good week on the pitch. During midweek, they defeated Hoffenheim at home to secure their berth in the Champions League group stage. On the domestic front, the Reds started the season with a disappointing 3-3 draw at Watford and followed that up a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace last weekend. Meanwhile, the Gunners will come into the game on…

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Liverpool receive massive boost on injury front

Liverpool have received a massive boost on the injury front, according to the latest report from the Telegraph. The report claims that injured duo skipper Jordan Henderson and winger Sadio Mane are expected to recover in time for the pre-season training. Henderson hasn’t played for the Reds since suffering a foot injury in the win over Tottenham on February 11. Initial diagnosis had suggested that the England international would be able to recover before the end of the season, but he suffered a setback in his recovery. Meanwhile, Sane suffered…

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Klopptimistic Update- Coutinho Inching Closer Towards First Team Action

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Philippe Coutinho will travel with the team to the South Coast, and might be involved in the EFL semi-final clash against the Saints and the Sunday night encounter against Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford. The Brazilian maestro succumbed to an ankle injury back in November 2016, following a horrendous challenge by Black Cats midfielder Didier N’Dong. The uneventful injury resulted in the Liverpool number 10 missing out on ten games as the Reds suffered unfavourable results against Bournemouth, West Ham, Sunderland and…

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Mane a main transfer target for Liverpool

Liverpool have intensified their interest in signing Southampton striker Sadio Mane and are willing to pay £30 million for the player, according to the BBC. Neverthless given that Southampton officials previously indicated that they would require to receive £40 million to allow Mane to leave, a significant amount of negotiation will need to take place between the two clubs prior to any deal being finalised. After scoring only three goals in 29 Premier League appearances last season up until mid-March, Mane then found the net eight times in eight games.…

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Premier League Season Review – Southampton

Southampton: 6th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Quarter-finals Europa League: Play-off round The rise of Southampton just goes on and on. Whenever people seem to doubt them they seem to come up with the most emphatic shows of defiance and continuing to set new highs in the Premier League, led by the magnificent Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman was not expected to improve on the seventh position and 60 points he achieved in 2014-15, but proved just how good a manager he is by masterminding a storming second half…

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Manchester United interested in La Liga midfielder, making bid for Premier League striker

Manchester United won their 18th FA Cup trophy on Saturday by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time. However, the Red Devils are looking ahead to a busy summer transfer window. The Old Trafford club are expected to appoint Jose Mourinho as their new coach this week. The Portuguese could help them bring in star players, while also putting forward a list a potential transfer targets. But in the meantime, the club hasn’t been quiet on the transfer market. According to a report by The Sun, United have upped their interest…

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Top five hat-tricks of the Premier League season

This season, Premier League fans have seen many remarkable performances from attacking players. Strikers like Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Jermaine Defore have scored some valuable goals for their respective teams, while midfielders like Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane have also shared goalscoring burdens for their teams. Here we take a look at the top five hat-tricks from this season. 5) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) vs. Leicester City [5-2, King Power Stadium] The Chilean star scored an impressive hat-trick to lead his team to a convincing 5-2…

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Tottenham vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

In their first match since seeing their hopes of a first English league title for 55 years bite the dust, Tottenham will now turn their attention towards making absolutely sure of second place and have a tricky game at home to Southampton on Sunday. Although they have just come up short, it has been a terrific season for Tottenham and under the inspired guidance of manager Mauricio Pochettino only look set to progress further. A sustained challenge for the title has been well beyond the expectations the club had back…

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Manchester United considering shocking swap deal with Southampton

Memphis Depay arrived amid much fanfare at Old Trafford in a £25 million deal from PSV Eindhoven last summer. However, the 22-year-old suffered failed miserably in his debut season in the Premier League and now, according to the reports, United are desperate to offload the player in the summer. United manager Louis Van Gaal has been pursuing Southampton star Sadio Mane for a long time now, and Daily Star has reported that the Red Devils are contemplating a swap deal involving Depay and Mane. Saints boss Ronald Koeman is said…

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Leicester vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

With the final international break having come and gone, Premier League leaders Leicester City now enter the home stretch with a tricky game at home to Southampton, who themselves are after a third straight win. There is still no sign of any nerves from Leicester despite the fact they needed to hold on during the closing stages of their last outing at Crystal Palace, with the sense of freedom that manager Claudio Ranieri has instilled into the squad reaping the rewards yet again. Riyad Mahrez added more weight to his…

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Southampton vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Two of the Premier League’s most in-form sides meet at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday as Southampton aim for a sixth win in seven games against Chelsea, who are unbeaten since the middle of December. There was little to choose between the sides in Southampton’s most recent outing away to Swansea City, but the restoration of their defensive resolve brought about by Fraser Forster’s return to fitness went a long way towards proving the difference, while it was Shane Long who made the telling contribution at the other end. The…

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Southampton vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton and Watford will both be looking to avoid suffering a third Premier League defeat in a row when they meet at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday evening. There has been a considerable amount of negative press surrounding Southampton since they lost at Norwich City on January 2, after which manager Ronald Koeman did not hold back in publically criticising some prominent members of his out-of-form squad. Victor Wanyama was the primary victim of the Dutchman’s wrath due to his brainless dismissal for a second bookable offense, while Sadio…

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Southampton vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be hoping to avoid a fourth successive loss in all competitions when they come up against an Aston Villa team which is already seven points adrift of safety and has not won since opening day. In their last home league match at home to Stoke City, Ronald Koeman’s men lacked the necessary invention to penetrate an organised backline and created few chances as a result, but it was their play at the other end of the pitch which let them down at Manchester City a week ago. The Saints are…

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Southampton vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Struggling Bournemouth will be determined to turn things around after two successive heavy defeats in the Premier League when they make the short journey to the St. Mary’s Stadium to take on local rivals Southampton. The home side come into this in good form and will feel that they should be slightly higher up the table after sharing the points in their last two league outings. The game against Leicester City a fortnight ago should definitely have resulted in victory as they squandered a two-goal lead, but last weekend they…

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Southampton vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be looking to continue their rise up the Premier League with a win at home to Leicester City on Saturday, which would see them leapfrog their opponents in the table. Ronald Koeman’s side seem to have rediscovered their best form of last season, and will hope that the international break has not disrupted their momentum. A comprehensive win over Swansea City was followed by a superlative display at the home of the champions, exposing Chelsea’s recent frailties in the most ruthless style after going behind to an early…

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Man United gossip: Martial picks up PFA award while Neymar stalls on new Barca deal

Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip. Manchester United’s French striker Anthony Martial, 19, has warned fans he is not the new Thierry Henry, according to The Sun. Anthony Martial has been named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for August/September in the Premier League, the Daily Express reports. Ronald Koeman admits Southampton will struggle to hold on to Manchester United target Sadio Mane after the forward’s man-of-the-match display against Chelsea, the Metro reports. The Senegalese striker was linked to Louis van Gaal’s side in the summer but…

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Ronald Koeman admits Man United target could leave Southampton

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has admitted that he may struggle to keep Manchester United target Sadio Mane at the club following his star turn against Chelsea last weekend, according to the Metro. The Metro report that the Senegalese international was linked with a move to Old Trafford over the summer, but The Saints refused to entertain any notion of letting him go after losing a steady stream of key players over the past two years. Mane has been in fine form again this season, and helped Koeman’s side pile more…

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Chelsea vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

After their season of torment extended to the Champions League in midweek, Chelsea will be determined to claim what will at least be a third successive home victory in all competitions when they host Southampton. The performance away to FC Porto on Tuesday was an acceptable one, but the deficiencies which have surfaced in the Blues defence this season were in full view again as only a number of fine saves from Asmir Begovic kept the score down. Nevertheless, it is a worrying time for the club and for Jose…

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Southampton vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back from a dismal European night as they travel to Southampton, who have failed to score in three of their five Premier League games so far. The latest blank came last time out away to West Bromwich Albion in a game of few chances, but having looked the more likely to break the deadlock it will have been frustrating for manager Ronald Koeman that his side did not manage to come away with all three points. Dusan Tadic provided their biggest threat, and…

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Man United news: Rooney helps pick team, and late Bale bid lined up

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Louis van Gaal has revealed that United skipper Wayne Rooney is allowed to have an input regarding many things around the club, including the team selection, according to The Sun. “Things like the the selection and the kitchen and the members of staff, everything you can mention, he is involved,” he said. The Red Devils are planning to make a late attempt to bring Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to Old Trafford, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the…

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Watford vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be hoping for a win to ease their demanding opening to the new season, but face a potentially difficult test against a Watford side that has competed exceptionally well in both games since promotion. With a bit of luck, the Hornets may have been coming into this game with maximum points, having come within minutes of winning away to Everton and then having the better of West Bromwich Albion for long periods without making a breakthrough. However, it has still been a reasonable start with their performances suggesting…

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Man United gossip: Another Bale bid expected and De Gea path paved to Madrid

Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 24, could still join Real Madrid, with his agent set for talks with the Old Trafford club, The Sun reports. United, meanwhile, are expected to bid more than £20m for Southampton winger Sadio Mane, 23, according to the Daily Telegraph. Manchester United’s failure to sign the Spain international prompted a fan to hand manager Louis van Gaal a piece of paper with transfer targets and tactical advice, the Metro reports. Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United…

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