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Man City boss Pep Guardiola tells Liverpool his title race prediction

Liverpool drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday and slipped to fourth place in the table


Ask Crouchie! Peter Crouch is back to answer YOUR questions...

There were no fireworks at Anfield for Peter Crouch to discuss on his return but there are plenty of attention-grabbing issues elsewhere, from legendary club shirts to hugging team-mates, and more.


Rain halts fourth test decider, India 4-0

Rain halts fourth test decider, India 4-0


Liverpool fans are concerned about Trent's form after another poor display

A number of Liverpool supporters have bemoaned Trent Alexander-Arnold’s form, following another below par performance against Manchester United over the weekend. The Reds could only draw 0-0 at home to their bitter rivals on Sunday afternoon, as they struggled to find their rhythm once again. Liverpool now haven’t scored in the Premier League since December 27th, when Sadio Mane found the net against West Brom at Anfield. There were several...


Rumour Has It: Real Madrid's contract negotiations with Ramos at a standstill, no PSG contact

Out of contract at the end of the season, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos' future is unclear.


Some Victorians in Sydney allowed to return home as Daniel Andrews rejects tennis players' demands

Thousands of Victorians stranded in Sydney will be able to return to their home state after border restrictions were eased for most parts of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Twenty-five out of 35 greater Sydney council areas have been downgraded from “red” to “orange” as of 6pm Monday, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday. This means people who have been stuck in these areas of New South Wales since the border closed in...


Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to be ready to fail after Manchester United frustration

Liverpool have now gone three Premier League matches without a goal after a dreary goalless draw with Manchester United at Anfield


Tom Brady keeps seventh Super Bowl dream alive after edging battle of ageing quarter-backs

Tom Brady kept alive hopes of winning a seventh Super Bowl of his career as he guided new side the Tampa Bay Bucaneers into the NFC Championship game. The 43-year-old got the better of long-term rival Drew Brees, at 42 just a year younger, in the latest showdown between the two all-time yardage leaders in NFL history. Brady scored a touchdown himself and threw two touchdown passes in a 30-20 victory over New Orleans Saints in what is expected to...


Everton's meeting with Liverpool could shape last days of the transfer window

Everton's under-23s host Liverpool in the mini-derby at Southport on Monday evening looking to avenge a 1-0 defeat against their rivals in the opening match of the term


Max Watters explains why he chose Cardiff City over Swansea City, his Leeds United pride and what he'll bring to Bluebirds

Cardiff City sealed the signing of Crawley Town striker Max Watters on Saturday after he was heavily linked with rivals Swansea City


Rangers slip-up another Dubai dagger for Celtic as Jeremie Frimpong insists 'we don't look at league table'

There seems no end to the damage done to Celtic by their Dubai trip.


John Stones’ Man City resurgence is both a personal and collective triumph

It was the unlikeliest chapter in the unlikeliest comeback story of the season. John Stones not only delivered another excellent all-round display at the heart of Manchester City’s defence in the win over Crystal Palace but also scored his first Premier League goal for the club, some four-and-a-half years after joining. And then, he scored his second. “I would have loved a third,” he admitted in his post-match interviews. Only two months ago...


Athletics’ 66 doping bans showcase a winning way other sports should follow

And still the headlines come. On Thursday the Rio Olympic 100m hurdles champion, Brianna McNeal, was provisionally suspended and could face an eight-year doping ban for “tampering”. The week before, the 2017 long jump world champion Luvo Manyonga was suspended and could face a four-year ban for whereabouts violations. Both cases are yet to be prosecuted, and the usual caveats about being innocent until proven guilty apply, but the message is...


Antoine Griezmann left 'angry and annoyed' with Barcelona's defence

Griezmann twice gave the Catalans the lead, but Bilbao enjoyed the game's best chances, causing havoc at set-pieces as they had a goal disallowed for offside and missed two gilt-edged headers.


Will Rangers target Scott Wright become an instant star at Ibrox? Monday Jury

Our writers debate the hot topics in Scottish football from transfers to the Betfred Cup to the apparent resurgence of Ross County under John Hughes.


Forget Pogba: £189k-p/w Man Utd beast who won 100% of his duels stole the show for OGS - opinion

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire led from the back against Liverpool.


Tanguy Ndombele meant it: Tottenham star’s stunning goal no fluke, says Joe Rodon

It was a goal so sublime, you initially had to wonder if he meant it but for Tanguy Ndombele's Tottenham team-mates, his moment of brilliance at Bramall Lane came as no surprise. With two Sheffield United defenders shepherding him towards the touchline, Ndombele stretched to hook an improvised, inch-perfect lob over Aaron Ramsdale and into the far corner. "The goal doesn't surprise me to be honest because he does spectacular things in training...


Thiago Alcantara names Liverpool trio who can help struggling front three

Liverpool failed to score for the third league game in a row on Sunday as their typically dynamic front line faltered again but Thiago feels the burden to score should not only be on them


Shi can save Wolves' season with swoop for "magic" £27m beast, he "can create panic" - opinion

Wolves could save their season with a move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this January.


India chase 328 as Australia battle weather in bid to reclaim Border-Gavaskar trophy

With the fourth Test heading for a draw amid wet weather at the Gabba, India look set to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.


Man United ratings vs Liverpool: Victor Lindelof good but Bruno Fernandes poor

Man Utd drew 0-0 with Liverpool at Anfield to remain top of the Premier League and here's how we rated the players.


Spanish Super Cup: Messi slapped with red card as Barcelona loses to Athletic

Messi is facing a ban of at least four games including La Liga and Copa del Rey matches.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer agrees with Jurgen Klopp in praise for Liverpool duo

Manchester United fashioned the two best chances of the game but were largely kept at arm's length as they drew 0-0 at Liverpool, with the Reds' makeshift defence impressing


'Everything is possible' - ex-Swansea City, Man City and Stoke City star Wilfried Bony open to return as he reveals agent talks

Former Swansea City, Man City and Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony says he is keeping his options open as he looks to relaunch his career


Five Pep Guardiola highlights as he hits landmark

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola today celebrates his 50th birthday.


Liverpool transfer round-up: Reds target Adama Traore and update on centre-back snub

Liverpool's meagre tally of one goal in their last four Premier League outings means it is no surprise to see them linked with a familiar face in Wolves star Adama Traore


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regret at failure to ‘pounce’ at Anfield

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his side missed an opportunity to end Liverpool’s long unbeaten home league record after failing to “pounce” on their injury problems.


Australian Open: how Covid is shaping the tennis tournament – explainer

The Australian Open traditionally makes headlines weeks before it starts because it’s the first grand slam of the season. This year, however, the early focus is on charter flights, coronavirus-positive passengers, and frustrated tennis players practising strokes against walls and upturned mattresses in hotel quarantine. Here’s everything you need to know about how we got here and what to expect from the 2021 Australian Open scheduled to run from...


Mark Clattenburg explains what Paul Tierney should have done with early Sadio Mane whistle

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg says what happened to Sadio Mane in Liverpool's clash with Manchester United is "standard for referees"


Football transfer rumours: Gaëtan Laborde to West Ham?

After Sebastian Haller’s sale to Ajax last week West Ham have cash in the bank and a desire to improve their attack, and they apparently feel that Montpellier’s Gaëtan Laborde, 26-year-old author of six goals in 20 Ligue 1 games this season, could be the £16m answer to their problems. Also on the radar, reports the Telegraph, are Boulaye Dia at Reims and Adam Armstrong at Blackburn. Héctor Bellerín is on his way out of Arsenal come the season’s...


Frank Lampard buys himself some time to build something more than Chelsea’s collection of individuals

At an early point in Saturday’s second half, Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic was looking to pick out a pass, but resorted to what had routinely been doing for the previous 10 minutes. The midfielder played it wide, for the ball to be played wide again, so that it eventually found its way to Ben Chilwell. He crossed, for Fulham to clear, and the pattern to be played out again. The only real change was when the ball was played out towards Cesar...


Joe Root hails England’s spinners after quickly finding their feet in Sri Lanka

Joe Root has lauded his England side for an accomplished display to win the first Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets, but believes there is still room for improvement. Just 56 balls were required for the tourist’s first win of 2021, confirmed in the early hours of Monday morning when Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence returned to the create at Galle to pick off the remaining 36 runs for a seven-wicket win. England take a 1-0 lead in the...


German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm

German Zverev splits with Federer's management firm


Get it done: Ashley could avoid relegation by sanctioning Newcastle swoop for £15m gem – opinion

Mike Ashley can put any fears of relegation to bed by sanctioning a deal for Newcastle United to sign AFC Bournemouth’s Joshua King.


Jose Mourinho backs Joe Rodon to get ‘much, much better’ at Tottenham

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says Joe Rodon is a long way from being the finished article but believes the centre-half has the potential to be “much, much better”. Rodon made his second Premier League start as part of Spurs’ back three in Sunday's 3-1 win over Sheffield United, having made his full debut in the 0-0 draw at Chelsea in November. Mourinho targeted a top centre-half in the summer but Milan Skriniar and Ruben Dias proved out of...


Motherwell captain Declan Gallagher is encouraged by 'great' point against Rangers

The Steelmen were the first team since September to avoid defeat in league against Rangers after spirited performance


Mesut Ozil’s Fenerbahce shirt number and new contract details ‘revealed’ after Arsenal exit

Has Mesut Ozil confirmed his new Fenerbahce shirt number? The 32-year-old is on Monday expected to finalise a move to the Turkish giants, after reaching an agreement with Arsenal to terminate his £350,000-a-week contract. Ozil is understood to have forgoed around £7m to seal an Emirates Stadium exit, 10 months on from his last appearance for the club. The World Cup winner is in Istanbul to put the finishing touches on a free transfer, and has...


West Ham have Youssef En-Nesyri bid rejected by Sevilla; talks ongoing

West Ham have made a substantial offer worth an initial £22.5 million for Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri, according to The Athletic. The Moroccan joined from Sevilla last year after the Europa League holders activated his Leganes release clause worth just under £20m and signed a five-and-a-half-year deal, forming part of the team which won the continental competition last August. Despite the cost and the years left to run on his contract, the...


Chargers hire Rams DC Staley as head coach

Having impressed while serving as defensive coordinator for the Rams, Brandon Staley has landed the top job with the Chargers.


Celtic's missing players factor dismissed as Jeremie Frimpong makes brutally honest admission

The Parkhead side have lost 13 players due to Covid-19 protocols but the defender insists they should still have had enough to beat Livingston.


Rugby morning headlines as WRU to get millions from Welsh government and rising Welsh star reveals difficult Cipriani relationship

These are your rugby morning headlines from Wales and around the world on Monday, January 18


Lionel Messi appears to make Barcelona U-turn after Liverpool admission

Lionel Messi decided in the summer that his time at Barcelona had come to an end and that he finally wanted to leave the club he'd represented since the age of 12


Paul Scholes and Michael Owen disagree on half time incident in Liverpool vs Manchester United

Scholes and Owen discussed an interesting moment in the 0-0 draw between Man Utd and Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League.


Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals the player who 'absolute must' remain at Ibrox

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes it is an “absolute must” for Steven Davis to remain at Ibrox next season.


Pep Guardiola on why facing Manchester City will be an even tougher prospect for Aston Villa

When Villa return from their Covid-enforced absence at the Etihad on Wednesday they will face a City side which has cruised into title contention


Manchester City transfer news: Pep Guardiola to be handed £200m summer budget to rebuild side

The club's hierarchy are willing to back the Catalan in the next transfer window


Australian Open officials reject Novak Djokovic’s demands for players in hard quarantine

World No1 Novak Djokovic’s list of demands for players in quarantine for two weeks ahead of the Australian Open have been rejected by Australian officials. As many as 72 players are in the midst of a hard 14-day lockdown after cases of passengers infected with Covid-19 on their respective flights to Melbourne for the opening Grand Slam of the year. Djokovic had reportedly written a letter of demands to tournament director Craig Tiley including...


Brees farewell? Saints QB pondering retirement after NFL playoff exit

Drew Brees was asked about his future amid speculation the 42-year-old quarterback is set to call time on his stellar career.


Get rid: Brands must end dud’s 14-year Everton association, he’s not fit for Ancelotti – opinion

Marcel Brands must end Beni Baningime’s 14-year Everton association and sell the midfielder during the January transfer window.


Real Madrid-Estrella Roja: first of three matches this week

Laso's team hosts the Serbian team in the Euroleague match that has been rearranged due to the storm (7pm).