Bein Sports always seem to be on the forefront when it comes to the transfers of African players and it seems one of their personnel in Issam Chaouali has just confirmed Riyad Mahrez’s transfer to Liverpool.
The Algerian international has been heavily rumored with the Merseyside outfit, especially after the sale of Philippe Coutinho yesterday.
The Qatar based media group had already claimed yesterday that the discussions to get the Leicester man at Liverpool were at a very advanced stage.
But this was strongly rejected by reliable journo James Pearce, who said that the Reds had no interest in the Algerian international.
Check out the what the Bein commentator had to say on the Mahrez transfer below –
Arsenal’s spirited performance was not enough as they went down fighting 1-3 against a clinical Manchester United last night.
United’s defensive strategy was underscored by Ashley Young’s nous in the 30th minute, when he thwarted a Mesut Ozil free kick from finding the back of the net.
Young broke away from the wall just as Ozil was about to loft the ball into the top right corner.
With David de Gea waiting on the left side of the goal, Young’s initial movement ensured that he got to the ball in time, and cleared it with a header.
Very smart from Young, reading the German’s move to perfection. Check out the incident below –
Normally, it is frowned upon when football players exhibit any sort of admiration for their opposition players, especially for those who were instrumental in the destruction of their team.
But that was exactly what happened last night after Liverpool’s 5-1 drubbing of Brighton & Hove Albion.
In a photograph doing the rounds on social media recently, two Brighton players, one of whom appears to be midfielder Beram Kayal, are seen approaching Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah for autographs.
The scene is truly a testament of the 25-year-old Egyptian’s current popularity, who has scored 12 goals and made 3 assists in 15 Premier League games this season.
Salah’s excellent form has run parallel with the team’s performances so far this season as the new signing was involved in a brilliant move before Liverpool’s second goal, and provided the assist for the third.
Check out the picture of Salah giving autographs to Brighton players below –
Liverpool’s attacking prowess was on full display during tonight’s Premier League encounter against Brighton & Hove Albion.
An Emre Can header from a corner kick put them ahead, and within the next few seconds, a brilliant counter-attack resulted in Liverpool going into half-time with two-goal cushion.
The play began with Mo Salah dribbling the ball from the halfway line towards the Brighton goal, where his pass found Philippe Coutinho on the left just outside the penalty box.
A beautiful low cross from the Brazilian took out four Brighton defenders and landed on Roberto Firmino’s feet, whose first touch sent the ball into the back of the net.
Absolutely left the Brighton supporters stunned, check out the goal below –
Arsenal fans seem to be geared up for the highly anticipated encounter against Manchester United tonight as a new banner for Mesut Ozil is set to be displayed at the lower tier of the Clock End at the Emirates Stadium during tonight’s match.
The talented German has been in top form in recent days with brilliant performances against Tottenham and Huddersfield Town. The German tore the Huddersfield defence to shreds as he scored a goal and assisted two others, all within the space of five minutes.
The giant banner reads – “I just don’t think you… understand”.
The phrase has its origins in a Billy Ray Cyrus song titled, “Achy Breaky Heart,” which the Gooners have appropriated, with the modified lyrics: “We’ve got Ozil. Mesut Ozil. I just don’t think you understand. He’s Arsene Wenger’s man. He’s better than Zidane.”
Check out the banner below –
A photograph of a novel ‘Show Box’ at Tottenham’s new stadium-in-construction made its rounds on social media recently.
The image depicts sleek bar tables and chairs surrounding a widescreen television in an ambient room, and the window appearing to overlook the ground, once it is completed.
Fans online speculated that the ‘Box’ would be used as a gathering place for the movers and shakers of North London for corporate and business meetings during match days as they enjoy the game, although no official statement has been made by the club yet.
The new state-of-the-art stadium, which will have a seating capacity of 61,559, is expected to be finished and unveiled by the start of the 2018/19 season.
Check out the leaked picture below –
Leeds United players underwent rigorous training exercises yesterday in preparation for their EFL Championship fixture against Aston Villa on Friday night.
Leeds have had a stop-start campaign this season, having lost three of their last five league games, and find themselves eighth in the table.
However, history is on their side as they have won eight out of their last nine league games against Aston Villa.
Leeds fans will be hoping that their man in form, Ezgjan Alioski, will continue his good run, having scored in each of his last four matches.
More good news for Leeds would be the availability of midfielders Ronaldo Vieira and Eunan O’Kane, as the Whites will be hoping for a win to ensure that they stay in contention for promotion.
All smiles in training, check out the pictures below –
David Unsworth’s stint as Everton boss looks all set to end as Sam Allardyce is being heavily rumored to take over the reins from the next game.
If the rumours are indeed proven true, then the players gave Unsworth the perfect farewell gift with a rousing 4-0 win against West Ham United last night.
The icing on the cake was the tribute to Unsworth by the Everton fans as they chanted his name after the match ended. A nice gesture from the fans after Unsworth’s spirited efforts in righting the course of a crisis-hit team.
Check out the Everton fans’ chanting below –
Jurgen Klopp again started with a much changed lineup as Liverpool secured a 3-0 win at Stoke City last night. The likes of Coutinho, Henderson & Salah were left on the bench as Dominic Solanke got his first Premier League start for Liverpool.
After putting the Reds ahead in the first half, Sadio Mane set up the second goal with a brilliant bit of dribbling and footwork as he spun circles around Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross on the right flank.
His lobbed pass found Mohamed Salah inside the penalty box, who sent a thunderous volley with his left foot into the goal.
Few minutes later, the Egyptian made it 3-0 to solidify his position at the top for the Premier League goalscoring charts.
One of the most satisfying volleys ever from Salah, check it out below –
Wengerball made a comeback as Arsenal handed Huddersfield a 5-0 drubbing in their Premier League fixture last night.
Leading 1-0 in the second half, the signature move was set in motion after a brilliant ‘no-look’ side flick pass from Ozil to Kolasinac, who sent it back to the German.
Ozil was then involved in a slick 1-2 exchange with Sanchez, which was followed by Ozil finding Giroud in front of the Huddersfield goal, with the Frenchman slotting the ball in the net with a deft touch to make it 2-0.
With rumours of Ozil’s reluctance to extend his contract with Arsenal doing the rounds, the talented midfielder surely let his performance do the talking, aided by one more assist in the match, and a goal to boot.
Check out the brilliant second goal from Arsenal below –