The Liverpool squad will be spending the FA Cup weekend in Marbella as the players and the first team coaching staff flew to Spain for a four-day warm-weather training camp on Thursday.
A much deserved break, after the Reds all but secured their birth in the last 8 of the Champions League with a 5-0 thrashing of FC Porto on Wednesday.
The players were given the first day off in Spain and many of them including the likes of Dejan Lovren, Virgil Van Dijk, Mo Salah, Loris Karius and Joel Matip were spotted having a great time at a casino in the south of Spain.
Check out the picture of the Liverpool players at the blackjack table below –
One can almost sense the excitement in the air before the North London Derby this Saturday. Football fans around the world are waiting to see how Arsenal’s new-look attack is going to fare against the industry of Spurs in what could be an explosive match.
Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to start the match for the Gunners and the fans would have absolutely loved this little gesture from the two before the big match on the weekend.
Both the new signings were spotted taking photos with an Arsenal fan who held a t-shirt with an anti-Spurs message on it.
Cult status unlocked already, check out the photos of the Arsenal new boys posing with the fan below –
What A Way To Get The Ball Away From The Keeper
18-year-old Reiss Nelson completely bossed the Everton U23s as Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners at Meadow Park last night. Eddie Nketiah scored a hat-trick as the young Gunners move to within a point of PL2 leaders Liverpool.
Nelson showed the array of skills he possesses as the forward slotted home on the 27th minute mark after delightfully taking the ball away from the keeper to double the lead.
The calls to get the youngster’s contract extended were made again by the fans online as Nelson is in the last year of his contract.
Absolutely sick bit of tekkers from the forward, check out the move and the goal below –
Not just Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund & Mainz fans, Jurgen Klopp has perhaps unlocked worldwide cult status after his recent comments on Sky Sports.
The Reds won Sky’s Performance of the Week award after beating Manchester City in style and the gaffer explained his reasoning behind dropping an f-bomb in the aftermath of the game.
The German, in a hilarious manner, took a dig at perhaps the most powerful man in the world as the Liverpool manager said he thought swearing was allowed on American television after Donald Trump became president.
Liverpool take on Swansea City in the late kick-off on Monday as the Reds look to solidify their top 4 position in the table.
Check out the bit from his interview below –
Chelsea new boy Tiemoue Bakayoko certainly isn’t having the best of times as the midfielder has been less than impressive at Stamford Bridge since his mega money move from Monaco in the summer.
The midfielder had absolutely no impact during the dreadful goalless draw against Leicester City on the weekend and was at the end of some much deserved stick from fans everywhere.
It seems things have gotten a little worse for the Frenchman since then as his choice of attire in training today made him a subject of ridicule with the squad.
Via Marcos Alonso’s Instagram, check out the hilarious clip below –
Sadio Mane on the back of an exceptional season with Liverpool is finding new ways to be a cult hero with the Kop. A photo going viral amongst the Liverpool fans today shows the Senegalese forward, who scored 13 goals last season for the Reds posing alongside RB Leipzig midfielder and rumored target Naby Keita.
The significance of this picture hasn’t been lost on Liverpool fans as the Reds have been linked with Keita for months. The 22-year old called the ‘African Deco’ by his fans is being chased by some of the elite clubs in Europe. His list of suitors includes the likes of Premier League champions Chelsea as well as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Keita scored 8 goals and managed 7 assists for the German club in 32 appearances last season. The central midfielder can cover every inch of the grass with his speed and agility combined with immense stamina and there is little doubt that Keita would be a solid addition to Liverpool’s midfield
Liverpool is in dire need of someone like that and if they have their way, Keita could well be off to Merseyside. RB Leipzig however, has repeatedly claimed that Keita is not for sale, and as the club are owned by Red Bull, it’s clear the Bundesliga outfit don’t have financial pressures to sell their best player.
There is another angle to this story as both Mane and Keita share the same agent, Bjorn Bezemer.
Check out the picture below –
Arsenal has some of the largest followings on social media and it’s fans are notorious for leaks when it comes to pictures of new kit. After the leaked images of the ‘camouflaged’ stadium shirt, there are new images of Arsenal players Olivier Giroud and Hector Bellerin donning, what appears to be away and third kit doing the rounds on Twitter.
Puma football officially launched Arsenal’s home kit yesterday, with the official launch of away and the third kit is still awaited.
The leaked images show Bellerin in a solid blue top which seems to be the away kit for the Gunners this season. After last season’s Arsenal away jersey introduced a classic look in yellow and navy, the new Arsenal 17-18 away kit is much more modern.
Next up is Olivier Giroud in arguably the boldest kit for the Gunners by Puma yet. The new kit is designed to “reflect the dark London nights” with a design in black, dark gray heather and pink, according to the source who leaked the image.
Check out the picture below –
Arsenal FC unveiled their new home shirts today at an event at Kings Cross station involving legends Robert Pires and Martin Keown. Along with the new home kit which looks stunning with a darker shade of red, pictures of a new stadium shirt also emerged on the internet.
Puma seems to have gone all out with their creativity as the shirt seems to have a brilliant camouflage print.
Arsenal had a terrible last season by their own standards. With the club falling out of Champions League places for the first time in 17 years.
Many football pundits accuse Arsenal players of disappearing on the pitch, with players like Mesut Ozil inviting most flack. Needless to say some fans, Arsenal or rivals, alike had a field day with those images of the stadium shirt.
Banter aside, the shirt looks worthy of an away or third kit. Check out the picture below –
Liverpool FC is close to announcing the signing of Egyptian International and former Chelsea FC player Mohamed Salah in a £39 million move as reported by many media outlets.
Salah will become the second signing of the summer for manager Jurgen Klopp, following Dominic Solanke’s move from Chelsea. The switch from Roma will also make Salah the most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history.
This move has got Liverpool fans understandably excited, with a lot of them using social media to express their excitement. And some of the fans have used this opportunity to rub it in the nose of their rival Everton fans as well.
Salah, having being played for some of the major clubs in Europe has accrued a huge amount of followers on various social media platform, even more followers than Everton FC’s official accounts.
Liverpool fans have obviously noticed it and claiming their soon to be new signing is a bigger entity than the Everton FC.
Check out the huge difference in Salah’s and Everton’s Twitter & Instagram accounts below –
Ezgjan Alioski is the name Leeds United fans are frantically searching for on the internet nowadays as rumors broke out that the 25 year old Macedonian is close to joining Yorkshire club.
Quite unsurprisingly, the arrival of new manager Thomas Christiansen will result in a change of playing style from that of former manager Garry Monk. With Christiansen reportedly trying to bring in Cruyff philosophy in Leeds, there is little doubt that signing a player like Ezgjan Alioski would help realize that goal.
Known as Gianni among his fans and friends, Ezgjan is well loved in both Switzerland (plays for Lugano FC) and Macedonia. One can forgive Leeds fans for being a little unfamiliar with his works as he is hardly a household name, however, the bare statics alone show why Leeds fans should be excited after Swiss newspaper Blick linked the Championship club with a summer swoop.
Alioski scored 17 goals and produced 14 assists in a remarkable individual campaign. In fact, only three players in the Switzerland top flight hit the back of the net on a more regular basis.
According to @MacedonianFooty, a Twitter account dedicated to all things Macedonian football, Alioski is already perfectly suited to play in the highest tier of football in England.
With Stamina, agility, and eye for goals and assists Alioski can be a perfect fit for Leeds and help them get that elusive promotion to Premier League.
Check out the brilliant lowdown of the player @MacedonianFooty below –