While new kit launches always do come accompanied a clamour of rumours and fervent anticipation, the fact that Liverpool are set to celebrate their 125th season anniversary in the coming 2017/18 season has generated an increased hype for the next season’s kit.
There have been plenty of rumours circulating on social media about the purported design of next season’s away kit and despite the kit yet to officially released, a store in New Zealand has gone a step further by making the shirts available for sale.
While the shirts will lacks authenticity until the official release, it nevertheless looks to be inspired by the shirt bearing a quarter design with green stripes similar to the classic 1995/96 season.
It also sports a black collar with the club and sponsor logo printed in black.
Via Reddit user potato_lover, check out a picture of the kit being on sale at Stirling Sports store on Queen Street, Auckland below-
Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph invariably came across as something of a shock to many with the un-fancied Gunners side managing to beat heavy favourites Chelsea in a match plagued with officiating errors and a controversial goal.
As Chelsea hosted the end of the season awards, Chelsea still seemed to be feeling bitter at the defeat which cruelly denied them a domestic double this season.
After Hazard picked up the goal of the season award for his magnificent solo goal against Arsenal in February, the host seemingly went on to talk at length of the FA Cup loss citing the officiating errors as well as the controversial goal in the final while also trolling Arsenal’s Europa League finish this season.
Needless to say, the Blues made it more than clear of their feelings at losing the final.
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Despite only arriving on loan this season, this would be an understatement to say that Pontus Jansson has become a true fan favourite at Leeds United.
The defender with his heroics and passionate displays at the heart of the Leeds defence time and time again truly endeared himself to the Leeds United fanbase.
His importance to the club was highlighted by the fact that Leeds United released their latest promotional season ticket video featuring the Swede defender.
The video recounts Jansson’s memorable experiences throughout the season and features Jansson prominently talking about the terrific support home and away from the Leeds fans.
The goosebumps inducing video comes across as a sound strategic move by the Leeds hierarchy seeking to capitalise on the defender’s popularity.
Check out the promotional video below:
Despite having some of the world’s best youngsters in their academy, Chelsea have been a club with a rather poor reputation of promoting youth players.
The academy yet again lost out on the promise of youth when Liverpool announced the signing of promising young Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke. The striker will sign for Jurgen Klopp’s side when his contract expires next month.
The poaching of the highly rated youngster by Liverpool has understandably brought contrasting reactions from both sides with Liverpool fans rejoicing at the transfer while Chelsea fans lamenting the loss of yet another youngster.
One Chelsea fan in particular showed his displeasure at the development posting a venomous X-rated comment with regards to the transfer.
And the comment became a hot talking point when fellow Chelsea youth player Izzy Brown apparently liked the comment. T
hough Brown later responded that he never meant to like the comment, his Chelsea allegiances were already well established before that with many eagle-eyed fans noting the development and acknowledging his allegiance to the club.
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Borussia Dortmund finally won the DFB Pokal at the fourth time of asking as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday.
Ousmane Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the goal-scorers for Dortmund as they secured their first major trophy since 2012.
While Aubameyang’s audacious chipped penalty was undoubtedly the talking point of the final, Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos also hogged a bit of the limelight in the post title celebrations when he was seen parading former manager Dortmund Jurgen Klopp in a rather bizarre manner.
The defender was seen holding a life size blow up sex doll with Jurgen Klopp’s face on it on the team bus as the team celebrated their Cup triumph around Borsigplatz.
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With the football season well and truly over (with the exception of the Champions League final), all attention has turned towards rebuilding and strengthening for the next season and one man that is very much on the spotlight is Atletico Madrid striker Atione Griezmann.
The striker remains Manchester United’s number 1 transfer priority and another world record move could well be on the cards for United after Griezmann opened up on the possibility of joining United.
But while the transfer speculations continue, the French striker has busy been doing what he does best- scoring goals. Griezmann on international duty with the national team scored one of the cheekiest goals ever as he trained with the French squad ahead of the match against Paraguay on Friday.
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It seems no one is safe from Rob Holding these days.
The Gunners defender came across as something of a revelation for Arsenal in the closing stages of the season with the 21 year old putting in some superb performances to help his side finish strongly in the league as well as win the FA Cup.
Fresh from his heroics at Wembley which saw him nullifying the Chelsea attack, Holding was at it again this time off the pitch on social media platform Instagram.
As team-mate Alex Iwobi went live on Istagram, Holding savagely destroyed his team-mate with a life-ending comment on Iwobi’s video.
The defender now a new fan favourite cheekily posted a comment that Iwobi was hiding his receding hairline as the Iwobi streamed his video with a scarf tied to his head.
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While Leicester City’s title triumph last season will probably go down as one of the most spectacularly surprising league finishes in recent times, RB Leipzig’s second placed finish in the German Bundesliga is in itself by no means a small feat.
One standout player from Leipzig has been 22 year old midfielder Naby Keita who made it to the Bundesliga Team of the season. The midfielder has been strongly linked with a £50m move to Liverpool who are said to be front-runners for his signature.
Despite no official word from the parties involved, it has obviously created quite a buzz among the Liverpool faithful.
And one particular photoshopped image of Keita in a Liverpool shirt has been going viral on social media. The image is quite a serious piece of work that almost looks legit except for the fact a move for Keita is yet to materialize.
Check out the image which might fool a lot of fans online in the next dew days –
Having secured a historic treble with their Scottish Cup final win over Aberdeen, Celtic fans were in for even more joy as Celtic Park played host to a charity match between Henrik’s Heroes and Lubo’s Legends on Saturday.
The match featuring former Celtic greats such as Jackie McNamara, Neil Lennon and Lubo Moravcik saw former captain Henrik Larsson roll back the years to score a superb hat-trick in a space of just 11 minutes in the first half.
Following Larsson’s hat-trick, official Twitter account of betting giants Ladbrokes took the opportunity to cruelly troll Rangers FC by comparing the Celtic legend’s feat to the scoring record of Gers striker Kenny Miller in the last 6 games.
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Monaco exceeded all expectations this season winning the French League as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. Their impressive achievements this season has seen several of its players linked to a number of Europe’s elite clubs.
Apart from Mbappe, another teen sensation in the form of Thomas Lemar has caught the attention from clubs around the world. Lemar who plays as winger has scored 14 goals and assisted a further 17 this season.
The 21 year old’s impressive form has seen mounting interest from various clubs. Tottenham Hotspur has emerged as the favourites for Lemar’s signature but with any development yet to materialize between the two clubs, Tottenham fans have been doing their part to lure the speedy winger to Tottenham.
The winger’s social media accounts were flooded by a barrage of messages from Spurs fans urging Lemar to sign for them.
Check out the screenshots of his last two Instagram posts along with Spurs fans comment below –