Less than a week since the winter transfer window kicked off and it seems Rangers have already started offloading, as midfielder Carlos Pena is all set to go on a 12-month loan deal to Mexican side Cruz Azul this week.
Pena was acquired by Rangers in June last year for £2.2 million by then manager Pedro Caixinha, who is now at the helm at Cruz Azul ever since he was sacked by Gers last October.
Pena’s short stint at Glasgow was not very effective, but despite the general perception being against him, it seems the player has taken to the life at Ibrox side as the Mexican was heard saying the famous Rangers slogan “No Surrender!” with a fan recently.
Watch the moment below –
The latest instalment of the Glasgow derby held last weekend did not turn out to be quite the explosive affair it is usually famous for.
Despite a few close chances for either side, nothing could separate Celtic and Rangers from sharing the spoils and settle for a goalless draw in the end.
Notwithstanding the dull result, the game did have its share of moments that enthralled fans.
One such moment that delighted the visiting Gers supporters involved their young defender Ross McCrorie embarrassing Hoops skipper Scott Brown during a run-in the Celtic half.
19-year old McCrorie recently penned a new four-and-a-half-year long deal with the Ibrox side along with his brother, Robby, within mere months of his senior squad breakthrough.
And with skills like these, Rangers fans surely have a lot to look forward to from the player. Check out his moment of brilliance below –
Last month’s Manchester derby had resulted in City extending their lead on the top of the table by 11 points after making United their 14th successive victims in their unmatchable run of 18 straight victories.
Hosting their biggest rivals from across town is always expected to be a hostile affair for the Old Trafford faithful, and especially so when one of them mugs around and insults one of the ballboys there.
That is exactly what happened during a moment in the game, when City’s Kyle Walker was caught on camera fooling around the sidelines in the first half.
When a ball boy standing nearby picked up the ball and passed it to Walker for a throw-in, the defender let it bounce back off his legs instead of catching it with his hands.
Walker sparked off angry reactions from United supporters the very next moment when he slyly kicked the ball out after the poor kid passed the ball to him once again.
Watch the whole incident below –
Wednesday evening presented a fabulous Christmas gift to Liverpool fans in the form of a club statement announcing the successful transfer of Virgil van Dijk.
After months of anticipation, the Reds finally managed to bag the Dutchman for a massive £75 million, effectively making him the costliest defender in football history.
Although Van Dijk’s current contract with Southampton prevented him from playing in a Liverpool kit during Saturday’s game against Leicester City, cheerful fans got to catch a glimpse of him watching the encounter from the main stand.
And with so much hype surrounding him ever since his deal was announced, the player did something else before the game that will be etched in the memory of Reds faithful for a long time to come.
VVD was seen touching the iconic “This Is Anfield” signboard in the stadium’s tunnels just before the match kicked off.
Check out the moment below –
After a long summer, controversies, back-channel talks, and promises of a truckload of money, Virgil van Dijk’s transfer saga finally came to an end yesterday.
Southampton inevitably agreed to part with the Dutchman after Liverpool assured to pay a massive £75 million, effectively making him the most expensive defender in history.
The Reds had to face an arduous battle to sign their target. Apart from an adamant Southampton, their problems had also included a rap on their knuckles by the Premier League for their illegal approach towards the defender.
All things said and done, it was finally a relief for Liverpool fans to see Van Dijk’s signing, notwithstanding the hefty price tag which he came with.
And it’s not just Reds supporters who seem to be happy about the deal. Even tennis legend Boris Becker (a huge Bayern Munich and Chelsea fan) approved Liverpool’s latest acquisition through this tweet shown below –
Most jokes need a witty mind and a deep understanding of their target audience, but there are also some jokes that need none of this because they write themselves up.
Everton found itself on the receiving end of such a joke recently because of a shirt being sold in their online store. The graphics on the t-shirt depicted the Everton crest superimposed over a picture of fans at Goodison Park.
Sounds normal, right? Hardly. Little did they realize that the crowd on the picture was not composed of Everton supporters, but rather they were Liverpool fans!
The picture used on the shirt is apparently that of Reds supporters sitting at Anfield’s iconic Kop end and cheering during a match between Liverpool and Leeds United dating back to 1969.
For a club that shares a deadly rivalry with its neighbours, such a gaffe can only be described as blasphemy. Check out pictures of the shirt below –
Saturday evening will see the Hoops hosting Rangers at Celtic Park for a highly anticipated encounter that could make some big changes on the league table.
If Celtic wins this game, they will go a cool 14 points clear on the top, but a victory for Rangers will help them displace Aberdeen on the second position.
Rangers fans would probably want to believe that they do stand a chance to trounce their arch rivals if they take advantage of their vulnerabilities, as Hearts did when they shockingly beat Celtic 4-0 last week.
Chris Sutton, on the other hand, rejected any such thoughts in an epic manner during his bit for BT Sport.
Check out Sutton’s NSFW prediction below –
Uncertainty looms as Moussa Dembele’s future at Celtic seem to be growing murkier with every passing day.
If the already prevailing uncertainty wasn’t enough, Sky Sports broke out news yesterday claiming that the player’s transfer to Brighton has already been settled for an £18 million fee.
Before other media outlets could jump the bandwagon, BBC came to the fore just hours later, claiming exactly the opposite and stated that the said reports were “nonsense”.
Even before Celtic or Brighton could issue any official communication confirming or denying these stories, senior journalists of both, Sky and BBC had already sent out tweets taking contradictory positions and leaving fans divided.
Check out Sky’s Kaveh Solhekol tweeting about Dembele’s departure, and then BBC’s Chris McLaughlin rubbishing that story below –
Christmas came early for Leeds United as they landed themselves back into the Championship’s top six spots with a 1-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Hull City earlier today.
There were a few close chances for both sides in the closely-contested match, but the Peacocks managed to break the deadlock and got the lead just before the half-hour mark.
Hull goalkeeper Alan McGregor’s horrendous attempt at clearing the ball 30 yards from the goal went completely awry and the ball found itself at Pablo Hernandez’s feet.
The Leeds midfielder reacted with composure and beautifully lobbed the ball into the goal over McGregor’s reach to secure 3 points for the Whites.
Thomas Christiansen’s men are now sitting on the fifth spot on the table and will be travelling to Burton next week.
Check out Hernandez’s saucy chip that did the job today for Leeds –
Over a month after securing lease at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool, it looks like planning and construction of Everton’s new dream stadium is finally going to kick off soon.
The Toffees have been in talks with the City Council, prospective investors and their supporters for constructing a new home ground along the banks of River Mersey.
The club has roped in famous architect Dan Meis for the project. Meis is well renowned in the world of sports for having designed some brilliant stadiums in the US and Europe.
The architect has been very vocal about the Everton job lately and has been talking about it on social media and during presentations on his various projects.
And it appears that during one such presentation recently, an artist’s representation of Everton’s new home might have leaked out to the public.
Check out an image of what Everton’s future home could look like –