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Neco Williams: ‘There’s nowhere better to learn than at Liverpool - I just have to take every chance I get’

A smile spreads across Neco Williams’ face as he remembers the route home from Liverpool’s training ground. Sprawled across the back seat, not so much weathered as beaten by a storm, the drive back to Wales felt about “three hours long”, and for the sake of light relief his grandfather would point out all the old buildings and factories, reciting their names until Williams had learnt each one by heart. Cefn Mawr, once an old mining village in...


World Athletics chief Coe confident Olympics will go ahead

UK-OLYMPICS-2020-COE-INTERVIEW:World Athletics chief Coe confident Olympics will go ahead


Ferrari Academy driver Armstrong makes DAMS F2 switch

Ferrari Driver Academy member Marcus Armstrong will join Formula 2 champion squad DAMS for his second campaign in the Formula 1 feeder series


Mino Raiola comment ridiculed after Paul Pogba explains reason he wanted to leave Man Utd

Back in December Paul Pogba's agent revealed his client was unhappy at Manchester United and that he wanted to leave in the January transfer window, but things have changed


Jurgen Klopp takes full responsibility for Liverpool slump ahead of Manchester United FA Cup clash

Jurgen Klopp took full blame as Liverpool’s slump continued with defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. And ahead of the Premier League champions’ FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United, he admitted he feels like he’s been punched in the face. Liverpool made it four league games without a goal in the 1-0 loss to Burnley, which ended an unbeaten run at Anfield that dates back to 2017. Ashley Barnes’ 83rd-minute penalty also made it a...


Transfer news LIVE! Odegaard to Arsenal, Ryan signs; Upamecano to Chelsea; Eriksen; Liverpool rumours today

January transfer window - LIVE! The rumours continue to come thick and fast as we approach the latter stages of the window and clubs scramble to get business done in the Premier League and beyond. Arsenal have signed Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan until the end of the season, while Standard Sport understands they are increasingly confident that Martin Odegaard will also join on loan from Real Madrid. Mikel Arteta is also looking for another...


Tottenham transfer news: Dele Alli asks Daniel Levy to allow PSG loan move as clubs disagree on terms

The England international has been frozen out by Jose Mourinho this season


Solskjaer's soft approach could be the key to Paul Pogba's revitalised Manchester United form

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is getting the best out of Paul Pogba, thanks to a calm and inclusive management style


Man Utd's reaction to Donny van de Beek offers proves what they think of summer signing

Donny van de Beek has struggled for opportunities at Man Utd but the Red Devils are not prepared to let the player leave amid loan offers for the Dutchman in January


Plato to make 2021 BTCC return with PMR Vauxhall squad

British Touring Car Championship wins record holder Jason Plato has put a stop to rumours that he would not return to the series in 2021


Carragher criticises Klopp's decision to play Jota against Midtjylland

Jamie Carragher has questioned Jurgen Klopp’s decision to play Diogo Jota in a dead rubber game, claiming it has impacted on Liverpool’s season. The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at Anfield on Thursday evening, following a horribly flat performance. It means Liverpool’s awful run of form continues, with no Premier League win since December 19th. Klopp has had rotten luck with injuries this season, but one that was solely down to him was the...


Sane eager to silence critics and says he doesn't belong in 'bling-bling drawer'

Leroy Sane believes he has been badly portrayed and that has led to the Bayern Munich winger questioning himself.


James Milner calls for unity from Liverpool fans and players

The Liverpool midfielder James Milner made the plea for unity on Twitter after the club forfeited their 68-match unbeaten run at home in the Premier League following defeat by Burnley on Thursday.


Celtic defensive groundhog day as lightning strikes 22 times to set 10 In A Row chances ablaze

The Parkhead outfit have been dreadful from dead balls in this nightmare season.


Is Suarez already Simeone's best signing? Atletico Madrid boss hails 'amazing' striker

Atletico Madrid are seven points clear in LaLiga, and Diego Simeone was asked if Luis Suarez ranked as his best signing.


FIFA 21 TOTY predictions and leaks with one player's FUT TOTY place confirmed early

The FUT 21 TOTY Ultimate XI will be revealed later today, but one player's inclusion has already been confirmed before the official announcement, check out the latest predictions and leaks here.


West Ham to reward David Moyes with new contract at end of season

West Ham are delighted with their revival under David Moyes and intend to reward him with a new contract at the end of the season. Although Moyes is nearing the end of his 18-month deal, there is unlikely to be any doubt over his future over the next few months. The situation is different from the Scot’s first spell at the London Stadium. Although Moyes saved West Ham from relegation after replacing Slaven Bilic on a six-month deal in November...


West Brom could land a new Brunt in 42-cap beast, Big Sam dubbed him a "shining light" - opinion

West Brom could finally replace Chris Brunt by signing Crystal Palace outcast James McCarthy this January transfer window.


Arsenal sign Brighton goalkeeper Ryan on loan

Mat Ryan, who recently lost his place as starter for Brighton, is moving to Arsenal until the end of the season.


Japanese Government say there is no truth to report of cancelled Tokyo Olympics

An unnamed government official was quoted saying it would be 'too difficult' to hold the event.


Tokyo 2020: IOC backs Japan’s emphatic denial after report that Olympic Games will be cancelled

The International Olympic Committee has labelled a report claiming Japanese government officials have secretly accepted the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be cancelled as “categorically untrue”. A report in the Times claimed that the Japanese government has "privately concluded" that the Olympics and Paralympics will have to be called off due to rising coronavirus rates. But the IOC has backed the Japanese government’s strong rebuttal of the...


Scarlets v Cardiff Blues kick-off time, TV channel, live stream info and team news

The Scarlets host Cardiff Blues at Parc y Scarlets tonight: what time is kick-off? Is it being shown on S4C? What's the team news?


Liverpool’s alarming slump threatens more than title hopes as top-four panic grows

The champions of England, already so devoid of confidence, would do well not to look at the Premier League’s form table over the past five fixtures. Without a win and having scored just once over that stretch, they sit 16th, sandwiched between West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United. Just over a month ago, Liverpool were considered overwhelming favourites to be crowned the division’s best again after a 7-0 exhibition against Crystal Palace....


Rangers injury update as Steven Gerrard confirms return of 'big player'

Ryan Jack is set to return for Rangers against Ross County on Saturday.


Is Chorley vs Wolves on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Wolverhampton Wanderers will seek to use the FA Cup as a springboard to rediscover form, when they travel to non-league side Chorley in the fourth round on Friday evening. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have been in appalling form for the past two months, despite beating Crystal Palace in the third round. They were beaten by relegation-threatened West Brom last time out and have dropped to 14th in the Premier League table after taking just two...


Liverpool's front three given goals target as they fail to fire in Burnley loss

Liverpool failed to score for the fourth successive league game as their unbeaten home run was ended by Burnley and their attack has copped plenty of criticism following another blunt display


Motherwell boss Graham Alexander is determined to keep hold of his best players

There has been constant speculation regarding the futures of Declan Gallagher and Stephen O'Donnell


British Athletics cancels indoor championships due to COVID-19

British Athletics cancels indoor championships due to COVID-19


Forget Origi: £99m-rated Liverpool ace who lost possession 39x badly betrayed Klopp - opinion

Trent Alexander-Arnold was once again far from his best as he produced a shocking display against Burnley in the defeat at Anfield on Thursday night.


Chorley’s magical FA Cup journey a reminder of what’s at stake amid non-league football crisis

When a non-league club meets a Premier League heavyweight in the FA Cup, the usual cliches are sure to come up. You’ll hear how David is currently a hundred or so places beneath Goliath in the pyramid; fans will watch from their bathroom window on an adjacent housing estate; the centre-forward will be a postman and you’ll be told, yes, he always delivers. There will be variations on those same themes at Victory Park on Friday night, when...


Rangers injury news as Scott Arfield given return date and Ryan Jack back in Ibrox squad

Steven Gerrard has revealed his goal-scoring midfield dynamo is looking set for a return in February


'Fantastic character': Manchester United sign Maria Thorisdottir from Chelsea

Manchester United Women have signed the Norway international Maria Thorisdottir from Chelsea on a two-and-a-half-year contract, strengthening Casey Stoney’s squad for the second half of the season and a potential title fight. Stoney, whose side are second in the Women’s Super League, level on points with leaders Chelsea but having played a game more, said: “I’m so pleased to welcome Maria to the club; she’s a fantastic player and character who I...


How Rangers compare with Celtic 'Invincibles' as dominant sides go punch for punch in key battlegrounds

The Ibrox men are dominating Scottish football this season and have been compared to Brendan Rodgers all-conquering side from 2016/17.


Santos Festival of Cycling headliner Richie Porte plays domestique

Tasmanian works for 'the next generation that'll be in Europe and winning races'


Chan 2021: Rwanda wary of Morocco’s set-piece threat – Mashami

The Amavubi tactician admits they will face a tough task of beating the Atlas Lions in their second group match on Monday


SPFL begins concussion substitute consultation as clubs asked to vote on mid-season rule change

IFAB has given permission for trials to begin this season and Scotland could lead the way.


Liverpool fans criticise Oxlade-Chamberlain after latest poor showing

A number of Liverpool fans have criticised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, following a hugely disappointing performance against Burnley. The Reds were stunned at Anfield on Thursday night, losing 1-0 to the Clarets, as their long unbeaten home run in the Premier League went up in smoke. Ashley Barnes’ late penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides, on a night when Liverpool’s title hopes took an almighty blow. It was the latest lifeless...


Aston Villa receive major injury boost for Newcastle United

Latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Dean Smith discusses his side's injury situation ahead of the Premier League clash with Newcastle United at Villa Park


Antwerp's bizarre saga rolls on as Rangers foes escape player strike after Lamkel Ze's comeback gets awkward

Rangers face the Belgian outfit in a Europa League clash in February but they've been embroiled in one of the most outlandish stories of the season.


Villa's Smith 'reluctantly' accepts FA charge for insulting officials

Villa's Smith 'reluctantly' accepts FA charge for insulting officials


McGregor vs Poirier weigh-in - LIVE: Stream, how to watch online and latest updates

Conor McGregor takes to the scales today ahead of his highly anticipated fight with Dustin Poirier to top the bill at UFC 257. The Notorious (22-4) continues to rebuild after his crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov which led to a brawl and bitter feud between the two camps. Previous opponent Poirier (26-6) is looking to halt the hype train and prevent McGregor from putting on what he promises to be a “masterpiece”. The Irishman remains...


Ex-Newcastle loanee Jetro Willems wanted by 'clutch of clubs' - including Magpies

Former Newcastle loanee Jetro Willems is wanted by a ‘clutch of Premier League clubs’, according to a report from the Shields Gazette. The Dutch defender saw his season-long loan spell cut short last season in traumatic circumstances following a serious injury against Chelsea but he is now back to fitness and looking for first team football after struggling to force his way back into contention at Eintracht Frankfurt. The Shields Gazette claimed...


James Milner delivers defiant message and laments excuses amid Liverpool's poor form

Liverpool's poor run of form continue with a shock home loss against Burnley but James Milner has challenged the team and fans to remain together during the difficult period


Kizito 'sure Uganda will conquer Afcon U20, qualify for World Cup'

The Hippos earned a slot for the continental competition for the first time after emerging champions of Cecafa in Tanzania


West Ham set to let Issa Diop leave on loan

West Ham have given the green light for Issa Diop to leave the London Stadium on loan this window, according to fresh insights from Football Insider. The 24-year-old defender joined the Hammers in the summer of 2018 for £22m, a club-record fee at the time. Valued by Transfermarkt at £18m, the Frenchman has enjoyed two strong seasons under both David Moyes and his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini but has recently found himself falling down the...


Why Manchester United paid £37m for Amad Diallo after 76 minutes of first team football

Amad Diallo had barely played an hour of senior football and still does not have a competitive start to his name. His transfer fee is a question agents have been seeking an answer to.


Darren Fletcher's immediate role in Paul Pogba's resurgence at Man Utd

Pogba faced calls to be removed from the Red Devils’ squad last month after controversial claims by agent Mino Raiola suggested Pogba’s time at Old Trafford was 'over'


Formolo: It’s better to have Hirschi in the team than racing against us

Italian looks to 'keep calm and race a bike' as he targets Ardennes and Giro d'Italia in 2021


AC Milan close to completing Fikayo Tomori loan from Chelsea after officially registering defender

AC Milan have officially registered for Fikayo Tomori’s contract at Serie A headquarters as the Italian league leaders look to complete the Chelsea defender’s loan deal. Tomori broke into the Chelsea team last season under Frank Lampard but has been out of favour this season with Kurt Zouma and summer signing Thiago Silva above him in the pecking order, while Antonio Rudiger has also been given starting minutes in recent weeks. The 23-year-old...


Stirling Albion boss Kevin Rutkiewicz frustrated at suspension of League 2 until end of the month

Stirling Albion manager Kevin Rutkiewicz says players are disappointed and want to be playing football as they continue to bid for promotion.