Dietmar Hamann claims Thiago might not be a good fit for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has claimed that summer signing Thiago may not be the ideal fit for Jurgen Klopp’s side. In an interview on talkSPORT Breakfast Show on Tuesday, Hamann – who played for the Reds as well as Thiago’s former club Bayern Munich – claimed the Spaniard “slows things down”, adding that some of his “less skilful” team-mates are more adept at a quick passing game which Hamann feels serves Liverpool well....

McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

McIlroy hoping for 'close to normal' Ryder Cup

Juventus, China and Galatasaray - the lowdown on West Brom target Mbaye Diagne

The well-travelled Senegalese striker has been in red-hot form for the Turkish giants this season

Racing tips today: Newbury, Chepstow, Southwell and Newcastle including Newsboy's Nap

Chepstow has to pass a precautionary inspection at 7.30am on Wednesday as Storm Christoph brings heavy rain to the UK. Newsboy's Nap is in the 2.10 race

India celebrates Rahane's 'fearless' men after incredible win in Australia

India celebrates Rahane's 'fearless' men after incredible win in Australia

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard favourite to be next sacked Premier League manager

Frank Lampard is under mounting pressure at Chelsea after the club’s alarming recent run continued with defeat at Leicester. Brendan Rodgers’ side were in impressive form at the King Power Stadium as goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison saw off Chelsea 2-0 and sent the Foxes top of the table on Tuesday night. As for Chelsea, the result was their fifth defeat in their last eight games. There are still plenty of matches to be played this...

Everton enquire about Real Sociedad's Modibo Sagnan

Everton have made enquiries as to the availability of 21-year-old Real Sociedad defender Modibo Sagnan. The French-born centre-back, who has been called up to the Mali national team in the past, has emerged as a breakout star for the Basque side in La Liga. He has appeared 10 times in the division following a loan spell lower down the Spanish football ladder, just under a third of which were as part of the starting XI. Having started in four of...

Man Utd transfer round-up: Jadon Sancho deal 'inherently possible', Facundo Medina update

Man Utd have signed Amad Diallo in the transfer window and they remain in the hunt for fresh faces, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeping tabs on long-term target Jadon Sancho

Springer and Blue Jays agree six-year, $150m deal – reports

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly made a splash via free agency, recruiting George Springer.

Forget Devine: "Record-breaking" Spurs teen should be next academy gem in Jose's squad - opinion

Dane Scarlett is producing some superb performances in the Spurs academy which suggest that he could overtake Troy Parrott as the one to watch at THFC.

Man United out to equal record set by treble-winning side in Fulham trip

Wednesday's trip to Fulham gives Man United the chance to equal a club record set by Alex Ferguson's treble winners.

Arsenal to offer Emile Smith Rowe bumper new contract in line with Bukayo Saka

Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe has drawn admiration for his performances and the Gunner are ready to hand him a new deal as he looks to cement his position in the team

Trail Blazers' Nurkic sidelined for at least six weeks after surgery

Jusuf Nurkic will wear a splint for four weeks as he faces at least six weeks on the sidelines.

Celtic were brilliant with me but I just felt like a number, says new East Kilbride star McGrath

Kieran McGrath revealed that he turned down a trial with Fleetwood to join East Kilbride after loving his time on loan

Scott Brown ponders end of days at Celtic, his rage against retirement and title concession

There is an old adage that contends all political careers end in failure.

Rangers title triumph for Steven Gerrard would be bigger than championship that kicked off Graeme Souness revolution

Former Ibrox striker Robert Fleck says a title win would top even Graeme Souness' maiden championship back in the 1980s.

Jamie Redknapp hits out at Chelsea transfer policy with 'kid in a candy shop' claim

Chelsea dropped to eighth in the Premier League after losing 2-0 to Leicester with Frank Lampard coming under huge pressure as he clings to his job at Stamford Bridge

Lewis Stevenson can be Hibs history maker as he aims to add join Famous Five with fourth trophy

No Hibs player has a similar medal haul since the heady days of the Famous Five in the 1940s and 50s.

Ane Santesteban boosts firepower at Team BikeExchange

Spanish rider to support Amanda Spratt with climbing strength and new time trial skills

Alex Crook claims West Ham are interested in Mikel Oyarzabal

West Ham could be about to switch their attention once again in their hunt for a striker as talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook claimed that the Hammers are interested in Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal. Speaking to on the Jim White and Simon Jordan on the station (Tuesday, 12.30pm), Crook claimed Oyarzabal was a ‘new name in the frame’ as David Moyes tries desperately to land a new striker before the month is out. Having seen advances for a...

James Harden’s controversies: nightclubs, sponsors, and Khloe Kardashian

Everton coach provides January transfer update on Ellis Simms

Ellis Simms has been in impressive form for Everton's youth sides over the last few years but is yet to make his first appearance for the senior squad, despite training with the senior stars recently

Rick Astley at the top of the charts, McDiarmid Park still a farmer's field – when Hibs' opponents St Johnstone last won a match at Hampden

St Johnstone’s recent history might have included European campaigns and a first-ever major trophy triumph, but the Perth side have still not recorded a win at the national stadium since 1987.

Tiger Woods undergoes fifth back surgery but vows to return to PGA Tour in 2021

Tiger Woods has undergone back surgery for a fifth time but has pledged to return to the PGA Tour in 2021. Woods’ career has been beset by issues with his back from which he recovered to win his 15h Major title at the 2019 Masters. A statement on his social media said: “Tiger has recently undergone a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurised disc fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC...

Erling Haaland could hand Liverpool chance to evolve with Roberto Firmino missing key element

In this week's View From the Kop, Liverpool writer Joanna Durkan gives us her views on Manchester United, Takumi Minamino, Man City and much more

Sevilla name their price for Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham have found out just how much a deal for Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri could set them back – and the touted figure is not pretty reading for the Hammers. According to Marca, Sevilla are seeking a figure in the region of €40m for the 23-year-old Moroccan international. In a further sting to David Moyes’ side, Sevilla are not open to any sort of instalment payment structure or bonuses to be included in that fee. That means the Irons would be...

Australian Open Covid-19 cluster grows as two more players test positive

A string of infections detected by Australian authorities have forced 72 players to be confined to their hotel rooms 24 hours a day for two weeks.

Lewis Hamilton contract: Mercedes payrise plans 'shattered' by George Russell

Lewis Hamilton is yet to sign an extension with Mercedes ahead of the upcoming season.

Rumour Has It: Pochettino wants Kane reunion at PSG, Alaba waiting for Barca?

Harry Kane could reportedly reunite with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino in Paris.

Egos bruised, beaten Australia ponder next step

Egos bruised, beaten Australia ponder next step

Why Manchester United would be wrong to worry about Bruno Fernandes’ Anfield performance

It took him nearly an entire year but finally, it happened: Bruno Fernandes played poorly in a Manchester United shirt. In fact, it was not the first time, but other underwhelming displays have been masked by a goal, assist or telling contribution which has then sent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on their way to victory. And even when that has not been the case, his all-action style and unrelenting drive to play on the front foot has shielded him...

Paul Merson makes Jurgen Klopp comparison as Brendan Rodgers' Leicester go top

Brendan Rodgers has done a fine job at Leicester and former Arsenal striker Paul Merson has lauded the Northern Irishman

Man United's rise shows I'm the right man for the job: Solskjaer

Man United's rise shows I'm the right man for the job: Solskjaer

Everton trail Parma in race to sign Josh Zirkzee on loan

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are continuing to assess the most ideal destination for young Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee amid interest from Everton. According to Tuttomercato, Serie A side Parma lead the race ahead of the Toffees for the 19-year-old’s signature on loan, although the Merseysiders remain firmly in the hunt. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are said to be unable to match the promise of regular game-time which can be afforded by Parma,...

Bruno Fernandes' surprising Man Utd trait could force Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decision

The Manchester United midfielder has enjoyed a stunning first 12 months in English football, delivering everything Ole Gunnar Solskjaer envisioned and more

Paul Pogba tactical change paying off for Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The French midfielder has benefited from the tactical platform that Solskjaer has presented him with in recent weeks with the Manchester United boss using him in a number of midfield roles

Premier League looking into Robert Snodgrass omission as West Brom are beaten

The new signing had a big impact on his debut in Albion’s win over Wolves on Saturday, but he was a notable absentee when the Albion and West Ham teams were announced prior to kick off

Gary Neville backs Steve Bruce to stick with 4-4-2 for Aston Villa showdown

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will stick with the 4-4-2 setup for the Magpies’ trip to Aston Villa on Saturday and has backed them to start scoring goals again with that approach. Bruce’s reaction to the mounting pressure on his shoulders ahead of the game against Arsenal on Monday was to insist that the ‘gloves are off’ and that the Magpies would be braver and more adventurous in their attacking...

Scott Brown slams Celtic critics over short memories as captain laments 'Football Manager' know-it-alls

The quadruple Treble winning midfielder reckons people should consider what his manager has achieved over his Hoops career before sniping from the sidelines.

Who wouldn't want to coach Mbappe? – Pochettino hails PSG star but dismisses Messi talk

Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and reported target Lionel Messi.

Villa fans go wild after Ross Barkley is pictured in training

Aston Villa shared a picture on Twitter of Ross Barkley training with the first team ahead of tonight’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City and many fans were understandably very excited. The 27-year-old has been out for two months with a hamstring injury, but his return finally appears to be on the horizon. Barkley’s last appearance for Villa came in November’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. Just five minutes into the game, he...

Is Man City vs Aston Villa on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

The form of Manchester City will be pitted against the fitness of Aston Villa in an intriguing Premier League clash on Wednesday. Man City can go top with a win - which would be their sixth in a row after they beat Crystal Palace in convincing fashion on Sunday night. For Villa, though, it’s a first game since 1 January, when they lost 2-1 to Manchester United. Since then coronavirus concerns have forced a series of match postponements and the...

Nuggets star Jokic with another double-double, Jazz win sixth straight

Nikola Jokic has posted a double-double in every game for the Denver Nuggets this season following Tuesday's display.

Tokyo Olympic bosses adamant Games will go ahead but no guarantee over spectators

Olympic bosses in Tokyo are adamant the year-delayed Games will go ahead as planned but have admitted it could yet take place without spectators. After London 2012 chief Sir Keith Mills yesterday said the Olympics were now likely to be cancelled, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto hit back. He told AFP: “We are not discussing cancellation. Holding the Games is our unwavering policy and, at this point in time, we’re not discussing anything other than...

Dean Smith addresses Morgan Sanson links as Aston Villa ‘close in’ on £15 million transfer

The latest Aston Villa news from in and around Villa Park.

Saints fans react to update on Mohammed Salisu's injury woes

A number of Southampton fans have been reacting to the latest update from Ralph Hasenhuttl on the injury problems facing Mohammed Salisu at the moment. The Ghanaian arrived at St Mary’s in the summer for a fee of £10.9m off the back of a very strong season with Real Valladolid in La Liga, where he averaged five clearances, 1.3 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per game in his 31 league appearances (Sofascore). That suggests the 21-year-old has...

Birmingham City striker opens up about transfer window move

Birmingham City have been working to give their development squad players senior games - and this ex-Manchester United youngster has just that

Lionel Messi was close to Espanyol move, reveals Mauricio Pochettino

The PSG boss has refused to talk about a move in the present day for the Barcelona captain, who is out of contract at the end of the season and appears unwilling to commit his future to the Nou Camp.

Locked down players should get preferential treatment: Vallverdu

Locked down players should get preferential treatment: Vallverdu

Transfer news LIVE! Ings to Tottenham, Barella; Grealish to Arsenal; Lampard future; Man Utd, Chelsea gossip

January transfer window - LIVE! After an unsurprisingly slow start largely down to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the rumour mill is really beginning to hit overdrive as we head into the latter stages of the New Year window. Tottenham are said to be monitoring England striker Danny Ings, who is reported to have put contract talks at Southampton on hold as he targets a return to a Champions League club. Christian Eriksen has also been linked with...