The year of 2015 was very eventful for Liverpool, as it involved two great people associated with the Reds.
July marked the departure of club legend Steven Gerrard, who played 17 long seasons in a Liverpool kit. Just three months later, Jurgen Klopp left his job at Dortmund to take over charge as Liverpool manager in October of the same year.
Sadly, these two events did not coincide. The German coach has been phenomenal in changing the face of the club, Paired along with the with iconic skipper, the duo could have been a force to recon with at Anfield.
And perhaps in contemplation of the the same feeling, Gerrard displayed appreciation for Klopp’s hug on Instagram.
The moment took place during Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Sydney FC in a post seasons friendly today.
Check out the picture and the caption below –
As a bad season is nearing its climax, Arsenal will look to salvage some pride by beating Chelsea in the upcoming FA Cup final and give fans a little something to cheer about.
After losing out on a Champions League spot for the first time in 20 years, this season has been one to forget for the Gunners.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will still be celebrating their Premier League title, and will be the favourites to complete a double this weekend.
With odds stacked against them, Arsenal will have to leave no stone unturned against their city rivals.
And although his future at the club remains uncertain, Alexis Sanchez has made his intention to win clear with this proof of match fitness before the upcoming final.
Check out a semi naked Alexis Sanchez providing the evidence of his fitness in training below –
While the season has come to an end, there seems to be no end in sight to the Wimmer- Son bromance as the duo continue to make headlines with their admirable friendship off the pitch.
The duo were spotted getting at it again as the Tottenham made a promotional trip to Seoul ahead of the club’s post-season friendly in Hong Kong.
Speaking at the press conference in Seoul, Wimmer and Son debuted their new handshake infront on a very passionate South Korean audience.
While the duo expertly pulled off the stylistic handshake, team-mates Ben Davies and Kyle Walker who had also made the trip looked in all admiration at Wimmer and Son.
Walker in particular seemed particularly pleased with the Wimmer-Son handshake as he proudly looked on before eagerly applauding for the duo.
Check out the scenes from South Korea below –
Leeds United are going to enter the next season at the backdrop of a lot of changes that have taken place recently.
The club failed to get promotion to the Premier League this time and there are other important issues to deal with such as tying down Garry Monk to a new contract.
Luckily for fans, the club’s new owner looks as determined ever to turn things around. After completing complete takeover of the club from Massime Cellino, new Leeds chairman and owner Andrea Radrizzani’s address on LUTV was just what fans wanted to hear.
The Italian has brought a certain sense of togetherness at the club and it reflected in his interview with the constant use of the word “we”.
Fans were assured of better prospects regarding Garry Monk’s contract extension, among other optimistic things. Watch Radrizzani’s first interview as Leeds owner below –
Despite having just concluded his debut season with Newcastle United, DeAndre Yedlin has become something of a fan favourite at Newcastle United.
The USA international played an important part in Newcastle’s promotion push with a series of astute defensive performances as well as providing leadership at the back.
With no football to be played till next month, Yedlin showed some unreal commitment to football as he was spotted training with former side Seattle Sounders in the States in a bid to keep up his fitness.
The Seattle Sounders’ official Twitter account posted a picture of the defender training with the Sounders team.
While Yedlin will most probably be called for international duty during the summer, this development does show that he will be more than ready when Newcastle begin their Premier League campaign next season.
Check out the picture of Yedlin training with the Sounders below –
There is a reason why people say that football is a lot more than just a game.
To stand out as heroes endorsing this claim, a group of Celtic fans decided to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Lisbon Lions side lifting the European Cup by cycling all the way to Lisbon’s Nacional Stadium, which was the venue that hosted the final.
It took this determined bunch of Celtic fans 14 days to cover 1300 miles and raise £41,700 in charity for the Celtic FC Foundation, Solving Kids’ Cancer, and Children In Crossfire.
Check out Celtic cyclists celebrate the brilliant moment with a little huddle and a chant in remembrance of the Lions below –
Whilst not being a player in the ilk of the superstars such as Coutinho and Firmino, Gini Wijnaldum has had a fairly impressive first season at Liverpool.
The Dutch midfielder despite often being overshadowed by his more flashy team-mates has been something of an unsung hero in the Liverpool midfield.
His latest actions though may just once and for all truly endear him to the Kop faithful. The 26 year old recently made news when reports emerged that he had bought an 11 year old Liverpool fan a pair of Adidas PureControl boots after coming across the little fan in an Adidas store.
The boots are reportedly said to have around a cool £300 price tag. Needless to say, Louise Mackessy, the 11 year old is the envy of all Liverpool fans now.
Check out the pictures below –
As expected Liverpool have been absolutely dominant so far in their post-season friendly against Sydney FC at the ANZ Stadium. After a fine goal from Daniel Sturridge, the Reds duly made it 2-0 with a well taken goal from Alberto Moreno.
Firmino collected the ball 25 yards from goal, stepped inside and scooped a magical pass above the Sydney defence and into the path of Moreno, who reaches it and hits it first-time into the top corner.
Check out the goal below –
After winning the Premier League title, champions Chelsea will now shift focus to the FA Cup finals and their summer transfer business. But before that, there is also their new kit for the next season to deal with.
According to the latest leaks doing rounds online, @footydispatch predicts Nike is all set to dish out some stunning home and away kits for 2017-18.
The home jersey is coloured in the typical Chelsea blue, while the stunning white away shirt will feature blue stripes along the club crest and the right sleeve.
The Blues roped in American sportswear giants Nike for a massive £60 million-a-year deal after ending their long-term relationship with Adidas this year.
Check out alleged Chelsea kits for the next season below –
Not too long ago Daniel Sturridge made himself noticed as one of the most talented striker the world had seen when he along with Luis Suarez almost pushed Liverpool towards the title.
But a lot has changed since then. After his long-term injury woes drastically reduced the club’s dependence on him.
Sturridge ended up making just 11 appearances for Liverpool this season, which has in turn flamed the rumors of his exit from the club come the 2017/18 season.
While he still has two years left on his contract, the player made public his intention to remain at the club, and Liverpool fans, undoubtedly, want the same, albeit minus the injuries.
After playing in Liverpool’s last game of the season against Middlesbrough, fans at Anfield’s iconic Kop End appreciated the player and chanted his name during the end of the season lap of honour.
Whether he leaves or goes, this heart-warming moment with the fans shows despite the frustration with his fitness, the striker is one of the best players to have donned the Red shirt–