Liverpool – Balotelli a 7/10 this season? That’s his view!

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Liverpool’s season continued to falter yesterday as they were defeated by Crystal Palace in London. The Reds are now in 12th place with just 14 points, yesterday’s 3-1 loss was on the back of losing Daniel Sturridge until 2015 and having Mario Balotelli missing with an injury picked up on international duty. Mario Balotelli was signed by Brendan Rodgers from …

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Liverpool – Jurgen Klopp lined up as Rodgers replacement?

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Liverpool were humiliated again yesterday as they tasted another defeat. Crystal Palace saw them off 3-1 and we reported how Brendan Rodgers admitted he was responsible for the failure. Should Rodgers get the sack and if so… could Jurgen Klopp replace him?! Liverpool have won just 2 of their last 9 Premier League fixtures, losing their last three games. The …

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Chelsea or Liverpool? Mauro Icardi set for where?

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Roberto Mancini has returned to Inter Milan to coach the side where he saw such success between 2004-2008 but he could be set to lose one of his star players. The Daily Express think Chelsea or Liverpool could be on the verge of a big bid for the Argentinean. Maurco Icardi spent his youth career at a number of clubs, including …

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Arsenal – Swiss defender sought in January

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Arsenal slipped to 8th place in the Premier League on Saturday as they were beaten at home by Manchester United. After 12 matches the Gunners have only 17 points and a big issue has been the defence which when not suffering from injury has fallen below par. The Daily Star have linked Swiss centre-back Fabian Schär to Arsenal in January. Schär …

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Liverpool ace set to leave Anfield and move to Italy

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Liverpool midfielder, Lucas Leiva is set to be frustrated at the lack of first team football he has been getting. The Brazilian, has been linked with a move away from Anfield in January and Italy is the reported destination according to the Daily Star. Former Liverpool boss, Rafa Benitez is now in charge of Italian side Napoli, a club rumoured to …

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Everton looking at Championship star

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Roberto Martinez is ready to call upon Shaun Maloney and form a reunion between the pair. Martinez signed Maloney for Wigan in 2011 after joining from Celtic and now the Spanish manager is ready to call upon the scot once again. Maloney, 31, still plies his trade with Wigan in the Championship but his contract is up in the summer. …

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Arsenal and Manchester United after Hull City prodigy

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Arsenal and Manchester are both said to be tracking the progress of Scottish defender, Andrew Robertson. The full back made just 8 starts at Dundee United before his potential was realised by Premier League outfit, Hull City. Robertson cost a pittance at just under £3m but his current value will have rocketed after some outstanding performances for club and country. …

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Rodgers accepts full responsibility for Liverpool

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Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for Liverpool’s poor recent form. A 3-1 away defeat at Crystal Palace epitomised the torrid season that the Reds have endured thus far. The sorry figure of Rodgers  in the hammering rain summed up their performance, a picture of a lonely man looking on in desperation. Has it come to that? …

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Cardiff’s Vincent Tan slams Wigan’s Whelan & Mackay

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Cardiff City’s controversial owner Vincent Tan has waded into the debate surrounding Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan and the club’s new manager Malky Mackay. BBC Sport carry the quotes from Tan who famously sacked Mackay from Cardiff City in December 2013. Tan has not withheld his thoughts over the appointment of Malky Mackay as Wigan boss, especially following perceived racist …

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Arsenal – Welbeck right to leave Manchester United says Rooney

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Manchester United clash with Arsenal in a fixture that always is full of tension come Saturday evening. Wayne Rooney though has had his say on former teammate Danny Welbeck who he thinks was correct to leave Old Trafford in the summer. BBC Sport carry the quotes from the England captain who said: “For Danny, and his own career, it was probably the …

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Chelsea – Cech to join AC Milan over Arsenal?

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Speculation about the future of Chelsea’s iconic goalkeeper Petr Cech has been rife ever since José Mourinho chose Thibaut Courtois as his number 1 between the sticks for this campaign. It is understood Cech wishes to move on and whilst Arsenal seemed a favourite, along with Real Madrid, the Daily Star believe AC Milan will swoop. Petr Cech, 32-years-old, joined …

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Arsenal & Liverpool to do battle over Maxi Pereira

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Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson is widely expected to leave Anfield as his contract comes to an end next summer meaning the Reds need a replacement. They were courting Maxi Pereira but according to the Daily Express Arsenal are set to battle them for his signature. Maxi Pereira will be well known to followers of Portuguese football after spending a loan …

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Manchester United – Vertonghen bid primed?

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Manchester United are set to alleviate their defensive crisis with a bid for Tottenham Hotspur’s Jan Vertonghen. That is according to the Daily Mirror who state how unhappy the Belgian is at White Hart Lane. Jan Vertonghen, 27-years-old, joined Tottenham in July 2012 after a battle with North London rivals Arsenal for his signature. He was vital in his first …

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Arsenal injury boosts ahead of United clash

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Arsenal have been on the receiving end of some good news ahead of their clash with Manchester United on Saturday. Gunners duo, Olivier Giroud and Mikel Arteta have both been declared fit to be involved for the evening clash at the Emirates. Giroud was supposed to be out of action until the new year after suffering a broke leg against …

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Madrid to keep hold of key midfielder

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Sami Khedira was a player who was followed like a hawk during the summer transfer window and with January looming, media speculation is once again rising. The German midfielder has been touted with moves to Arsenal, Manchetser United and Chelsea. However, Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti has since revealed his desire to keep hold of the 27-year-old. Speaking to Sky Sports, …

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Swansea make decision on Michu but is it the right one?

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Swansea City boss, Gary Monk has ruled out the option of recalling Michu from his loan at Napoli, when Wilfried Bony departs for the African Cup of Nations. The Spaniard was sent on loan to the Italian side after failing to re-create the form of his first season in Wales. However, Michu has since struggled to adapt to life in …

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Sheffield United retract Ched Evans offer

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Sheffield United last night revealed that they will no longer let convicted rapist, Ched Evans train at the club. The League One side have come under heavy criticism when they allowed Evans to continue training and the club and it was affecting their status as a football club. Personell such as Jessica Ennis-Hill said she would want her name removed …

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Liverpool to investigate Sturridge injury

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Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers has revealed his medical team are set to launch a thorough investigation into striker Daniel Sturridge’s thigh injury. According to Rodgers, it’s Sturridge’s 9th thigh injury in the same area, a worrying fate and something that will have to be dealt with. Speaking to Sky Sports, Rodgers said, “We reckon it’s his ninth injury on the same thing …

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Arsenal – Barca offer competition for Lars Bender

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Arsene Wenger’s defensive midfield target Lars Bender is set to be offered the opportunity to join Barcelona, weakening Arsenal’s chances of signing him. The Daily Express think the Gunners were set to bid £19m for the German. Lars Bender is 25-years-old and began his professional career at 1860 Munich where he graduated their youth academy and played for their B side. …

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