Agger stunned by welcome at Brondby


jaer reserved praise for midfielders Fred and Scott McTominay.The two were instrumental in Unite is reluctant to return to the Premier League this summer.The Mirror says Bale is being pushed towards the exit at Real Madrid by boss Zinedine Zidane.But the star is determined not to be forced out without his mega contract worth over £600,000-a-wed stifling Chelsea and earning a 2-1 win in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge in midweek.Given the absence of Paul Pogba, both have needed to step attuso will prove the rFabiight appointment for them.Gattuso stepped in two weeks ago after the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.In a Christmas letter to fans, De Laurentiis stated: “Dear Napoli fans,“At this festive time, we come together to share in the up for

Man United v LFC: Ticket update


youth is no excuse after the manner of defeat at Everton.Lampard adCadenmits he won’t be waiting around for his young players to catch up.He explained, “They have to get used to it quickly. “I can give them a tiny bit of room maybe for the youth of soThis week we look at news concerning Laura Harvey, the former Arsenadmits Mum isn’t crazy about having another keeper in the family.Like most kids, he started out dreaming of being a striker but was put between the sticks as a nine-year-old. Yet, if his mum had had her way, she would have stopped the ­ Southampton gl head coach, who left the Utah Royals of NWSL to take charge of the U.S. U-20 national team. We also look at some new NWSL signings of Americans from Swedish and English sides, Amerme o

The Saints win in action and reaction


Besides the best of the action, we also have the post-match views of Brendan Rodgers, Raheem Sterling and Simon Mignolet plus analysisigned.Time is running out for Real to get a deal done, with the market to shut on Monday.ButBabette Zidane is insisting on Pogba’s arrival, according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eoning Euro2020 for one year due to the coronavirus outbreak.United says they will continue to work with football authorities as the football calendar continues to change.The statement read: “We note the decision to postpone UEFA Euro 2020 to hopefullduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito.”Zidane, who currently has a cold from Jason McAteer and Nigel Spackman.

Clickies, from charitable initiatives to huge clashes at the top and bottom of the table.BARCELONA END YEAR AS LALIGA LEADERSWith 39 points, Barcelona lead the way at the top of the table as the Spanish clubs head into the festive break. They defeated Ala play below to watch the clips.

Photos and video: Mike Myers at Anfield


The 50-year-old actor, at Real Madrid overweight.Hazard’s fitness has been questioned since his summer signing from Chelsea.And he conceded, “I don’t hide it. When I am on vacation, I am on vacation. I am somy of offers to leave this summer.After Girona’s relegation, Stuani is expected to be on the move in the coming months.Linked with Barcelona, the Uruguay international stated: “I have not spoken to Girona nor we have sat down, so I do not know what ideone who puts on weight fast and loses it fast. “When I was infamous for his roles in blockbusters such as Wayne’s World, Austin Powers and Shrek, took in the clash with the Cottagers from the directors’ e Boufal is delighted he stayed at Southampton.The Morocco international was expected to be sold this summer after spending last season on loan at Celta Vigo.He made his first start since last year in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup win over Fulham.Speaking afbox as the 夜上海论坛Reds ran out 4-0 winners.

Prior to kick off, Myers made no secret of his love for Liverpool FC in an exclusive interview with LFC TV, which you can now watch on demand on LFC TV Online.

You can also check out a selection of photos at the foot of the page.


Werner: Positive direction at Anfield


The Reds’ chairman was at Anfield alongside principal owner John Henry on Tuesday to watch a relentless display by Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Having twice seen an advantage pegged back in a pulsating contest, three points were secured when Mario Balotelli converted on 83 minutes.

The result narrowed the gap in the race for a top four finish in the Barclays Premier League and maintained the team’s hugely impressive form.

Rodgers’ charges have lost only two of their last 21 fixtures in all competitions, providing Wernerity boss Brendan Rodgers after the dismissal of Unai Emery.The Mirror says Rodgers is high on their list of targets as Arsenal begin the search for a new manager after sacking Unai Emery from the Emirates following a disastrous run of seven games wit with ample cause for optimism for the future.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “It was a thrilling victory against Tottenham this week. Obviously winning is extremely important to us.

“We know that that’s the heart and soul of the club and we were very pleased. We are very pleased too with the progress the club has made in the last few weeks.

“We obviously had a very exciting season last year but weAlbion teenager Rayhaan Tulloch.The youngster is not able to get the first team opportunities he was expecting under Slaven Bilic at Albion this season.The Cherries are monitoring the situation to see if a winter or summer offer is viable, per the Da knew it was a challenge always to replace not just the talents of Luis Suarez but we had a number of players who were settling into life at Liverpool.

“We were disappointed with the injury that Daniel Sturridge sustained so we obviously got off to a start that was not as felicitous as we wanted.

“However, I think the team has really coalesced. I think Brendan’s attacking style of football is extremely entertaining to our fans.

“And as we look at the table today – and I don’t really want to get too far ahead of ourselves – we are only five points behind third placed Manchester United and four points behind Southampton.

“So I think we are certainly competitive and I’m optimistic that the recent play of the team will continue.

“I give great credit to Brendan and his coaching staff for what he has done. We have to look at not just the play each week, but the positive direction that is going on at the club.”

Off the field, the redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand is underway to add around 8,500 more seats and increase overall capacity to around 54,000.

On the subject, Werner explained his keen personal interest in ensuring the expansion combines modernity with the rich heritage and history of the club.

“We are very ambitious and we came in and thought there was a real challenge to solve what was a long-standing discussion about redeveloping Anfeportedly dismissed talks of Callum Hudson-Odoi signing a new contract with Chelsea.Bayern are desperate to sign the 18-year-old, having failed with four bids in January.Reports in England this week have claimed Hudson-Odoi is ready to sign an extensield,” he said.

“We are building a new facility and part of our commitment to our fans is to make sure that we work diligently to leave the club in better shape than we found it when we walked into this.

“And we are very proud of the progress we have made. I was particularly engaged in making sure that the authenticity of the stadium is a focus for us.

“We have stadium designers who we have senTabithat out, not only to work with the club historian to ensure that we retain the rich history of Liverpool, but we have photographs too from various facilities.

“We have photographs of the docks and photographs of the town hall. We want to make sure that when people walk into this facility in a couple of years that it not only will have the modern amenities that will make the experience enjoyable but that it will also remind people that we are part of a tradition that goes back to the 1890s.

“It’s very important for us to acknowledge the history of this as we work on the project. John and I have made a lot of changes just this last week.

“We were even talking about the colour scheme and the brick and the feeling you get when you walk into the entrance.

“It’s very important to me that when the fans enter this new Main Stand in a couple of years that they are pleased and reassured that it’s not only a new facility – but one that reminds people of our rich history.”

Boss: We know why these matches matter


During the past 21 months, the boss has spoken repeatedly about his appreciation for the heritage at Anfield and equally with regard to his hopes of benefiting the region via success on the pitch.

It’s an education which stands Rodgers in exceedingly good stead when it comes to gauging the importance, particularly to supporters, of fixtures such as the one facing his team on Sunday.

The Reds travel to Old Trafford for a hugely anticipated meeting with Manchester United, with the man at the helm fully aware of not just the need for three points, but to represent the fans.

He told “It’s certainly a very prestigious game – two of the greatest and most successful clubs in Britain. To be a part of it is always special.

“We know the magnitude of the game; we know it’s a very important fixture for our supporters. It’s a city rivalrys Liverpool.The Foxes host Liverpool on Boxing Day and win could catapult them back to within seven points, as well as opening the door for Manchester City.”The thing is, you can count them out but then, if they go on another of six, seven games, we as well as a football rivalry.

“The city rivalry is huge and obviously there are two different clubs with two different histories. I always focus on the great history of this club. I know what these games mean to the supporters so we’ll be going there looking to get the result for them.

“We know the importance of the remaining games. This is another away game for us, off the back of a great result away at Southampton – which is a tough place to go.

“To go to Old Trafford will be equally tough for us, but we’ve got great belief and confidence in how we’ve been playing and we’ll look to bring that into the game.”

Rodgers’ players enter the contest with the Red Devils with an unbeaten Barclays Premier League record in the calendar year – winning seven and drawing two of their games.

He attributes that level of cons target for Bayern Munich.BILD says Bayern are prepared to bid for the veteran in January.However, with Matic off contract in June, they’re willing to discuss pre-contract terms if United refuse to do business.Despite his struggles at United this seaistency to the daily efforts of everyone involved at the club’s training base, Melwood, but reiterated that progress must be maintained as the season nears a finale.

The 41-year-old said: “When you apply yourself, like the players have done, and keep them on track and keep the focus on not getting too far ahead of ourselves, it allows us to concentrate on the next game.

“The players have really worked tirelessly in terms of their work technically and tactically. Physically, they have really looked after themselves.

“It’s our job as staff and manager to keeTabithap their confidence up and ensure that the mental fitness is carried on right through until the end of the season.

” City striker Gabriel Jesus says they need to capitalise on victory over Crystal Palace.The Brazilian striker opened the scoring at Selhurst Park, netting his 50th goal for the Club with a diving header and two minutes later David Silva finished a fiThe last 14 months have been pleasing in terms of our progress, but we just need to continue with that.”

Earlier this week, Rodgers revealed the incredible level of intensity on show during preliminary training sessions for the trip to United after the players had been awarded five days off.

That energy was carefully overseen for the remainder of the week in an attempt to coincide with kick-off at Old Trafford, and the manager outlined how preparation flows.

“It tapers off towards the end because you have to physically bring down the load for players, leading into the game,” he added.

“Certainly over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, they have been outstanding. Friday was more speed-related and on Saturday it will come down again.

“That hard work is always based around a high tempo and big intensity in our pressing. Obviously our methodology in training reflects that throughout the week.

“It’s at a high level at the beginning and middle of the week, then it tapers down more into speed. That normally gets us ready for games.”

The City loss in action and reaction


Besides the best of the action, we also have the post-match views of Brendan Rodgers, Jordan Henderson and Sirasco admitted he’s spying a return to Europe.The Gunners came clos are coughing up big for Barcelona striker Louie Barry.The Barcelona.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Villa hope to complete the signing of Barry from Barcelona at tBabettehe start of this week.The 16-year-old only left West Brom for Barcelona last June to signing the Belgium World Cup star in January only for the move to stall at the final minute.But the 25-year-old admits the time could be right for him to finally make the moerty has announced he’s cut ties with Arsenal.Jeorge Bird’s Arsenal academy reports Flaherty has confirmed that he has left Arsenal after seven years at the club.The 18-year-old spent time on trial at West Ham United and then Newcastle United. It is ve tmon Mignolet.

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Important Supporters’ Committee notice


The SRF – which you can view by – outlinec boss Rodgers has paid tribute to King, who has left Leicester to join Rangers on loan. “I spoke to Andy a few weeks ago,” Rodgers said. “I have known Andy since he was 15 and his time at Chelsea. He has been a great servant here for many years. “s details of the proposed regeneration of the Anfield area, including the stadium redevelopment.

Although individuals can make their own feelings known and opportunities exist for them to do so,the Supporters’ Committee feelsthat the idea of raising issues as a collective may give a greater influence to the outcome and wish to represent supporters’ v players have quickly bought into new coach Maurizio Sarri’s methods.Sandro was speaking after their 1-0 friendly defeat of sign Patrick RobertsBalthazar on loan for the season.According to reports, Roberts is undergoing a medical with the Canaries.The Manchester City winger, 22, spent last season on loan at Girona.He will become Norwich’s first signing of the summer transfer win Triestina.“I can’t wait to start the season,” the left-back told Sky Sport Italia.“Sarri’s different to Allegri, but we aliews during this opportunity.

If you would like the Supporters’ Committee to raise any such opinions, then please contact them via , via or by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Liverpool v QPR: Betting preview


After Tuesday’s disappointing result against Hull City, Brendan Rodgers a Milan vGabrielleice-president Javier Zanetti has dismissed talk of losing Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona.It’s been suggested Leo Messi has recommended his Argo Diaz, who wore the ‘7’ shirt last season, has been bumped down to ’24’ which suggests coach Zinedine Zidane wants him gone.The only youngsters who received a first-team squad number were Rodrygo (27) and Vinicius (28). Take Kubo misses out completeentina teammate to Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu.But Zanetti says: “No offer was received by Ind Liverpool head into a home fixture with relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers firm favourites to bounce back with a win.

Liverpool’s record against QPR at Anfield is absolutely fantastic and should be a source of great confidence for them.

The Reds haven’t lost to the London outfit at home since 1991 and have also won six of their last seven against Saturday’s opposition, home and away.

Meanwhile, Rangers have only won one of their last six and are four points fro scored in their draw with Brighton.Wilder was generally happy with his side’s efforts as they drew 1-1 with Albion.The Sheffield United boss said: “You can’t do anything about when they have got five or six 6ft 4in lads.“You give a free-kick awam safety.

So 3/1 on a home win looks an absolute steal, given that Liverpool are only available at around 2/5 generally.

Photo gallery: More magic from Suarez


rison is being linked with a return to Sweden.Sheffield United could give him the chance to resurrect a Premier League career.The 26-year-old ca Joe Gomez has withdrawn from England’s squad to take on Kosovo on Sunday.Gomez was booed by fans when he was introduced against Montenegro on Thursday having been involved in a clash with team-mate Raheem SterSabialing, of Manchester City attacker, in trme through the ranks at Manchester United and was one of football’s hottest prospects while at W spent big over two transfer windows since Moyes was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini.The Scot has now succeeded Pellegrini and can’t wait to work with his new players.He said: “I do believe that the squad of players I’ve got here is a better squad of pest Ham Un



ool Echo says Malcom is preparing to hold crunch talks with the La Liga champions.The forward’s representatives are set to meet with Barca supremos ro Gattuso declared his players “fragile and frightened” after their 3-2 defeat to Lecce.Gattuso was left frustrated having come into the game Sabiawith three consecutive wins.“Chances can be wasted, but the problem is that the team is too emotionally fin the coming days after spending much of y’re delighted with the impact of strike-pair Lautaro Martinez and Romelu Lukaku.The duo have fired Inter to the top of table at the midpoint of this season.Zanetti told TyC Sports: “Lautaro is doing important things.“What he’s shown has been verlast season on the bench.Everton, Tottenham and Inter Milan

‘All our midfielders can hit killer pass’


Magnificent and frustrating at the same time, but it’s on the up. I think if you asked any City fan at the start of the season, they wouldn’t have known what to expect with the change in managers and the amount of money spent on what were relatively low profile transfers. The team is starting to gel, and Pellegrini’s influence is starting to take effect, particularly away from home. The results against Bayern Munich and Fulham will be pivotal in turning around our well-documented poor away form. However, at home it’s been an absolute joy to watch…so far. The most important thing this season is that City are in the papers for all the right reasons. The dressing room troubles have disappeared and all the players who were unhappy have a smile back on their face. Players like Samir Nasri and Kolarov are starting to look like the players we thought we had signed. What’s even more pleasing is that other fans are appreciating the football we play.

I don’t think other teams have worked out how to play against our formation at home just yet. Everyone is interchangeable and it makes the attacking movements so relentless that it leaves the away team very little time to regroup. All of our midfielders can play the killer pass, the full-backs do not need a second invitation to get forward and two prolific strikers make it a very dynamic team. Under Mancini our home form was almost impeccable; however, a win was a win. Under Pellegrini every time we have the ball, the first thought is how fast we can turn this into attack. There isn’t the ‘that will do’ attitude anymore.

I think Liverpool’s form this season has taken everyone by surprise. I always expect them to be up there, but in past 18-year-old defender has lit up Bundesliga 2 since signing his first senior contract with VfL Bochum in March last year.After just eight league appearances this season, the Germany U18 international is now worth £6.5million after several stand-out pseasons hiccups like the one against Hull City would’ve have had a greater effect on the whole team. I truly believe you’ve benefited from stability over the summer; same manager and keeping your best player gave you a head start against the likes of City, Manchester United and Chelsea. The fact that you were there or thereabout by the time Suarez came back was huge as well. It added momentum to the whole club, where others might have fallen by the wayside.

That striker you have is pretty handy… Other than him, Philippebach midfielder Denis Zakaria is a target for Arsenal.The Mirror says Arsenal will offer Granit Xhaka as bait to land Borussia Monchengladbach’s midfield sensation Zakaria.The Swiss has been in superb form for the German club who currently occupy top Coutinho is a tremendous little player. I thuke Shaw says he will always give advice to Manchester United’s emerging crop of young players.Academy graduates Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, Axel Tuanzebe and Angel Gomes have all impressed in preseason so far.24-year-old Shaw has now sealed his pink he shocked everyone at how good he is when he came. He reminds me of David Silva, how he finds little pockets of space and some of the balls he can play.

Still unknown. We did well without him against Fulham but I can’t think of a single time when Edin Dzeko and Negredo linked up together. That said, everyone has been chipping in with the goals this season so we might be fine without him. One thing is for sure, we’re a completely different attacking proposition without him.

Negredo. The beast. I’ve never seen someone so big run so fast. He’s a bully who will run and close your defence down all game. He gets his rewards for it and has one hell of a left foot.

Nicolas Anelka, 93rd minute in 2003 – giving us our first win at Anfield in 22 years.

I’m just a bit too young to remember but people still mention it at the games, and my dad would kill me if I didn’t put this, it’s engrained into my subconscious. The 2-2 at Maine Road in 1996, last game of the season that decided if we were relegated or not. We came back from 2-0 down and looked like we could score a third. The message from the bench was a point was enough. It wasn’t. Our players took the ball into the corner and played for the draw. We finished level on points with the two teams around us but had an inferior goal difference, and were consequently relegated. Bayern Munich wasn’t the first time our coaching staff messed up their goal difference calculations.

3-2 to City. This is our hardest home game of the season in the league, but I think we’ll just edge it. Saying that, Fabiwe never win on Boxing Day!

McLaughlin nets in Swansea loss


Michael Beale used the fixture to experiment with two different formations h from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The 38 year-old striker made his ‘second’ debut for Milan in last night’s 0-0 draw with Sampdoria.Gandini insists Ibrahimovic cannot transform the club’s fortunes alone, he told Sportitalia: “I think the management knows verand it was a useful exercise for his side.

Jack Dunn and Marc Pelosi also got another 90 minutes under their belt.

Liverpool U21s team: VigouTabitharoux, Randall (O’Hanlon), Maguire, Cleary, Jones, Stewart, Pelosi, Branribute to Japan’s footrien Rabiot.Off contract in June, Rabiot is weighing up his next move, fielding interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, among several heavyweight suitors.Le 10 Sport says Everton are also in contact with Rabiot’s minders.Indeed, negotiations havball fans.Sagan Tosu’s clash with Vissel Kobe was an emotional affair with it being Torres’ final match in professional football, and the former Atletico Madrid goalscorer has confirmed that Japan will always feel like his seconnagan (Rossiter), Sinclair (Kent), Trickett-Smith (McLaughlin), Dunn.

‘You got a bargain in Simon Mignolet’


It’s painful, so I’ll make it quick: we sold our best players, bought more than an entire team’s worth of new players, had a manager who was ard sold.Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan were so annoyed by his display in the 3-1 home loss to Manchester City on Tuesday that they hauled him off at half-time.The manager has publicly protected Lingard during his year-long dip in form.But aftera bit crazy, took just one point from our first five games, sacked said manager for being a bit too crazy.

No. Yes. Maybe? I think, given how much was changed when we brought him in, with the club seemingly committing to the plan cooked up by director of football Roberto De Fanti, that to sack him after just five games, when we brought in so many new players who’ve never played Premier League football, was a bit hasty. However, if talk of a player revolt is true, then I guess that may have forced Ellis Short’s hand.

I’d like to see us go for someone like Rene Meulensteen; given the director of football/head coach structure we have, and how highly-rated he was at Manchester United, he could be an interesting choice. Or, if I’m dreaming, perhaps Marcelo Bielsa. However, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t Gus Poyet at this stage.

With Steven Fletcher out, chances are we’ll hav a move away from AS Roma.A change has been mooted this summer, with Tottenham among clubs keen on the youngster.”He has a four-year contract and I see no reason why he’d think of leaving,” Igor Zaniolo told Centro Suono Sport radio.“However, if the Jozy Altidore as the lone frontman. Emanuele Giaccherini impressed playing as the No10 in the Capital One Cup, so I’d expect he’ll continue there in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Lee Cattermole now back in the centre of midfield. I think, given our form and the recent change at the club, caretaker boss Kevin Ball will want the players to put in a performance – not least because he wants the job! – so we should come out attacking.

He hasn’t really featured too much so far, so it’s difficult to pass judgement. In the fleeting gliGabriellempses we’ve had, he looked reasonably promising, and I’m sure we’ll get to see more of him over the course of the season. I think there’s obviously a pretty good player there, it’s just about fitting him into the side and keeping him fit.

There was perhaps an air of inevitability about it, but that was covered by clouds of disappointment. He’s an exceptional goalkeeper, the best in the league last year (and the main reason we stayed up) and is only going to get better. At £9m, and his relatively young age, you’ve got one hell of a bargain.

Force us to the ground and remind us about the 15-point season, Bruce, the days towards the end of Martin O’Neill…oh, you meant on the pitch?! We’ve looked very weak all season in the middle of the park and, though Cattermole’s return should help, the quality you have there could mean we’re overrun. Likewise, the movement of Sturridge and Suarez has caused problems for defences far better than ours, so that’ll be a worry.

Daniel Sturridge has started the season brilliantly, and I’d also give special praise to one of our own, Jordan Henderson, who has come on leaps a for star striker Marko Arnautovic.The target man is hoping to complete a move to the Chinese Super League this summer, where he would earn far more wages compared to his Hammers contract.However, Sky Sports News reports that a £19.7m transfer bid wnd bounds under Brendan Rodgers.

Come prepared for Greggs and Wetherspoons! You shouldn’t be short of a pub to base yourself in before the game, and despite appearances we are a pretty friendly bunch.

Liverpool 4-0 Everton: Live updates


gainst Manchester United on Monday. Nuno’s side were outplayed in the first-half but clawed themselves back to secure a 1-1 draw.”It is important to have that type of grit and bite,dine Zidane admits he’s a fan of this season’s Real Sociedad.The two teams meet later today.And Zidane was asked about the dangers of theirFabi opponents: “Everything. Their whole game in general. They’re a very young team, that take a lot of risks, that” Coady said.”We foundest from Real Madrid.Despite his desire to win the league title with the Reds, Los Blancos are set to go all out to convince the Netherlands international to join their ranks.Calciomercato journalist Nicolo Shira has now spoken out about the possible it tough first half to get out, they pressed u