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Liverpool could fix Klopp issue by returning for 6 ft 2 beast; he's a force in the air - opinion

Liverpool were reportedly interested in Napoli centre-back Nikola Maksimovic and the Serbian could help Klopp amend a key issue with his aerial threat.


Nash eyeing championship but warns Nets must improve

Steve Nash discussed the Brooklyn Nets' NBA championship hopes after the arrival of James Harden.


Loftus-Cheek has Chelsea future, says Lampard

Ruben Loftus-Cheek's form at Fulham has captured the attention of Frank Lampard, the manager of his parent club Chelsea.


West Ham face anxious wait amid injury update ahead of Burnley, Moyes will be sweating – opinion

West Ham United have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley as Lukasz Fabianski is facing a late fitness test.


Gary Neville advises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make Man Utd defence change to beat Liverpool

Man Utd will head to Liverpool on Sunday looking to upset the odds and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been advised who to partner Harry Maguire with in defence


Heir to Gundogan: MCFC must seal £30m swoop for gem who “dreams of playing in the CL" - opinion

Man City have been linked with a move for Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli recently and the Italian could be the heir to Ilkay Gundogan's throne.


Verstappen: Red Bull could have dominated F1 without turbo hybrid switch

Max Verstappen thinks that Red Bull would have enjoyed Mercedes levels of dominance in Formula 1 if the turbo hybrid rules had not been introduced.


Norris felt 'perfect combo' of rivalry/friendship with Sainz

Lando Norris believes a 'perfect combination' of rivalry and friendship with Carlos Sainz.


Mohamed Salah reveals team-mate who made him cry and outlines Liverpool plan

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has spoken ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United


Bruno Fernandes accuses Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp over Manchester United penalty claim

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as penalty row rumbles on


'Nobody would have believed you': Callum McGregor has say on Celtic’s cursed season

It would be easy for those of a Celtic persuasion to feel their 10-in-a-row tilt is cursed.


Newcastle fans over the moon as Allan Saint-Maximin returns to training

On Friday, Newcastle fans heard those five magic words they had been longing to hear – ‘Allan Saint-Maximin is training’. The French winger had been sidelined for six weeks after a positive virus diagnosis lead to the 23-year-old struggling for fitness owing to the long-term effects of the pandemic. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce confirmed that Saint-Maximin was on his way back, although he is unlikely to be involved as soon as Monday night’s...


1872 Cup clash gives Richie Gray the chance to play his way into the Scotland squad for Twickenham

One can’t suppose that the players were too dismayed when last weekend’s inter-city match was called off shortly before kick-off time.


Wolves vs West Brom live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV today

Wolverhampton Wanderers host West Bromwich Albion in a Premier League clash of two out-of-form sides, who have managed no wins between them in their last 10 league outings. Wolves have dropped to 14th in the table, effectively the bottom of the mini-league of teams in mid-table, while the Baggies are 19th, six points from safety and with just one win all season. Nuno’s side have really struggled for goals at times in the absence of Raul Jimenez,...


Arsenal and Mesut Ozil 'reach deal in principle' to terminate his £350k-a-week contract

German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil had previously started he intended to see out the remainder of his contract at Arsenal, which expires at the end of the season


Ferguson lauds "fantastic" Henderson after not signing him at Man United

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Jordan Henderson, admitting he bemoans not bringing him to Old Trafford. Henderson signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2011, but United had shown an interest previously. Ferguson turned down the move because of the 30-year-old’s awkward running style, however, with the club’s medics believing it could lead to injuries. Speaking on ‘A Team Talk With Legends’ on Friday...


Bruno Fernandes issues penalty message to Man City's Raheem Sterling

Bruno Fernandes has issued a message to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling regarding penalties.


Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas after homophobic slur during tournament

Ralph Lauren have ended their relationship with Justin Thomas after the American was caught making a homophobic slur during a tournament in Hawaii last week. Thomas admitted his mistake was “inexcusable” after a missed putt during the third round of the Sentry Tour of Champions in Hawaii. The Ryder Cup star has worn the brand’s clothing since turning professional, with the 27-year-old winning the US PGA Championship and FedEx Cup in 2017, as...


Swansea City and Aston Villa fans in complete disagreement over Conor Hourihane transfer

Swansea City are understood to be interested in Aston Villa's Republic of Ireland international Conor Hourihane


Dancing On Ice's Rebekah Vardy slams partying footballers for breaking COVID rules

Rebekah Vardy has called out partying footballers for breaking COVID rules, saying they need to set an example to fans. The Dancing On Ice contestant is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, but vented her anger about some of his peers who had been breaking lockdown rules. She told The Sun: “I think it’s a privilege to be in the position that they find themselves in. Yes, they work hard, but at the same time they need to set an example....


Richard Masters: Premier League focus is on finishing season behind closed doors

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says he is “hopeful” that fans will be back in stadiums by the start of next season, but admits the focus is on completing the current campaign behind closed doors. Fans have been shut out of the majority of Premier League games since the coronavirus pandemic shutdown began in March last year. The exception was a brief period before Christmas, when clubs in areas under less severe coronavirus...


Bye-bye Engels: Aston Villa lining up 6 ft 3 titan, Lange must seize his second chance - opinion

Aston Villa are still interested in signing Galatasaray defender Christian Luyindama after their reported summer interest.


Jurgen Klopp can’t avoid Alex Ferguson truth about Liverpool and Manchester United

This week's Blood Red looks ahead to a game that could offer Liverpool a big indication of the szie of the fight on their hands to retain the title


Man Utd's assessment of Amad Diallo's first training sessions ahead of Liverpool fixture

The teenage winger officially joined Manchester United from Atalanta in the January transfer window for a fee that could rise to around £40million


'Jose Mourinho gave me a chance at Manchester United... and then I had no club'

"You don’t realise how lucky you are when you’re there"


Two people test positive for coronavirus on chartered plane to Australian Open

A number of players are set to have their preparations for the Australian Open hit after two people on a chartered flight to the tournament tested positive for coronavirus. All players arriving in Australia for the competition must undergo a two-week quarantine period, but are usually allowed to leave their hotel rooms to practice outside for several hours per day. However, those players on the affected flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne have...


Root shines for England but Sri Lanka stall first test victory charge

Root shines for England but Sri Lanka stall first test victory charge


Larne boss Tiernan Lynch joins illustrious list with Manager of the Month success

The Larne manager says it is "an honour" to join some legends of the game on the list


Transfer news: Bournemouth ready to offer former Arsenal man Jack Wilshere a deal

The midfielder is without a club following his departure from West Ham


Hasenhuttl says Southampton won't gamble financially after £76m loss

Southampton posted a pre-tax loss of £76.1m for the 2019-20 season with their turnover and matchday revenue, like their league rivals, all taking a hit due to the impact of the pandemic.


Fantasy Premier League: FPL transfer and captain tips for double gameweek 19

Gameweek 19 of the Fantasy Premier League season kicks off today - and a double gameweek for a number of teams means plenty of big decisions for FPL managers. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all have two matches in gameweek 19, while West Ham have two enticing fixtures at home. This seems like the ideal week to play your free hit - but if you’ve already gone early, or are saving it for later in the season,...


Arsenal can repeat Saliba masterclass with 44-cap "goal threat", he'd fix Arteta issue - opinion

Arsenal are battling Premier League rivals Tottenham for the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.


Rangers striker Cedric Itten opens up on limited game-time and bizarre 'block'

Cedric Itten is happy to play the waiting game at Rangers as he believes he is improving as a player even without being a regular in Steven Gerrard’s team.


Impatient O'Sullivan laments lack of practice as his silverware drought continues at Masters

Rusty Ronnie O’Sullivan slammed his lack of practice and admits he’s itching to get his hands on silverware after crashing out of the Masters against old foe John Higgins, writes Will Jennings. The record seven-time champion was involved in a Friday night quarter-final thriller but was blown away by the Scot 6-3 in their 70th career meeting. Four-time world champion Higgins struck breaks of 145, 134, 110 and 88 to repel O’Sullivan’s 125, 103 and...


Nuno axes Semedo, first start since 2019 for outcast: Wolves' predicted XI v West Brom - opinion

Here's how Wolves could line-up against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.


Game-changing: Big Sam must unleash £35k-p/w West Brom "beast", he can torment Neves - opinion

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce must unleash Jake Livermore at defensive midfield against Wolves, he can help thwart the threat of Ruben Neves.


Forget Long: Ralph must hand Southampton academy gem his first PL start vs Leicester - opinion

Ralph Hasenhuttl should unleash Dan N'Lundulu against Southampton, he's much more of a goalscoring threat than Shane Long.


Chelsea will 'fight to keep Giroud after talks with Juventus stall'

The 34-year-old, whose contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire in the summer, is the Blues' joint top-scorer this season but is currently free to talk to clubs abroad about a pre-contract.


'I am not worried about my drought in front of goal' - Tusker FC's Muchiri

The former Sony Sugar winger has further revealed how being mentally strong helped him overcome his injury


Kovalev v Melikuziev off after former champ tests positive for testosterone

Russian knockout artist Sergey Kovalev has tested positive for synthetic testosterone and will not fight Bektemir Melikuziev this month.


Abraham remains one of the most promising young No 9s in Europe

It has largely gone unnoticed, but Tammy Abraham remains Chelsea's top scorer this season, having netted six goals in just eight Premier League starts this season.


"Tried to stare me out before a match" - Clattenburg takes aim at Klopp

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has taken aim at Jurgen Klopp once again, claiming he is far better at mind games than he makes out. Clattenburg was in the headlines earlier this week after comments made in the Daily Mail regarding Manchester United and the penalties they get given, also having a dig at Klopp. The Liverpool boss responded to his remarks in his pre-United press conference on Friday, saying, “it always says much...


Coleen Rooney gushes over how proud she is of Wayne as he lands massive new job

The former England captain has been named the new manager of Derby County – but it's tinged with sadness as that means he has to now officially retire as a player


Sir Alex Ferguson makes prediction about kind of manager Wayne Rooney will be

Wayne Rooney has taken his first steps into management having been appointed Derby boss and Sir Alex Ferguson has weighed in on how he thinks the former Man Utd man will do


Lampaert: I'm confident for the Classics after 2020 results

'Is it time for me? I hope it is' Belgian says as he takes aim at Flanders and Roubaix


Time's up: Lennon must axe Celtic flop today, he's been a "shadow of his former self" - opinion

Celtic manager Neil Lennon must drop Tom Rogic from his starting line-up for the Scottish Premiership clash against Livingston.


England all-rounder Moeen Ali released from quarantine in Sri Lanka after positive Covid test

Moeen Ali was today released from quarantine for the first time since testing positive for Covid-19 on arriving in Sri Lanka almost a fortnight ago. Moeen tested negative before departure but was positive when England arrived in Sri Lanka on January 3, meaning he was kept in isolation when his team-mates were released to train. He was originally scheduled to be released on Wednesday, but the Sri Lankan government were in particularly cautious...


Mohamed Salah admits he wants to play 'every minute of every game'

Salah is the Reds' top-scorer this season with 17 goals in all competitions but has failed to find the back of the net in his last three league games in a run of matches where the Reds haven't won


Sam Warburton signs up for BBC Six Nations coverage one year after having to quit because of Wales job

Former Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton will be a regular on our screens again during the 2021 Six Nations


Australia left frustrated as rain cuts day two short in Brisbane

Only 54.2 overs were bowled as rain marred the second day of the fourth Test between Australia and India.