Liverpool has a massive following all around the world and with their resurgence in the league and Champions League you can expect them to challenge the likes of other popular clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid in terms of appeal overseas.
With the addition of African superstars in Mo Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane, Liverpool have attracted massive African fan following over the last few years.
The addition of Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk along with Gini Wijnaldum took them closer to Dutch hearts but the latest bit of fan frenzy is likely to be as a result of their local boy, Joe Gomez.
One Liverpool fan managed to unearth a photograph from Gomez’s early days where he can be seen posing next to Hollywood heartthrob Timothée Chalamet.
The Beautiful Boy who has been a sensation amongst the ladies for quite a while now, has admitted that he wanted to be a professional football player, but was never talented enough for it.
With this rather old photograph resurfacing, there’s a decent chance of a few female fans being attracted to Liverpool via Timothée.
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Tottenham’s season looks to be in some trouble as they see Harry Kane and Moussa Sissko face a long spell out injured. The injury crisis comes at an already tough period where the London club are without Lucas Moura and could lose Heung-min Son for almost 5 games due to the Asian Cup.
Spurs have seen injuries to almost all their top players this season with Eriksen, Alli, Vertonghen and Alderweireld having spent time in the physio’s room.
However, Mauricio Pochettino has managed his troops well so far as they had one of their best starts to a Premier League season and still compete in all four competitions. The biggest news for Spurs this season was going to be their new stadium which was initially stated to open earlier this season.
The new White Hart Lane, as the reports suggest, will not be completely ready until the start of next season. But the images and graphics that have released so far, have got the fans excited for an extravagant home next season.
The latest pictures taken of the stadium have a futuristic feel to it. With the exterior LED lighting, the new WHL truly looks like a cyberpunk masterpiece. The grey exteriors with the purple glow has the got the fans going crazy to be a part of the world class matchday experience as boasted by the club.
Daniel Levy has frustrated some of the Spurs faithful by using his finances in the stadium over the transfer window but even in an injury crisis like this, a lot of the fans are optimistic and excited for what the future holds in their new home.
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Former Derby County player Peter Shilton has been shelled on social media after his apparent lack of knowledge about Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality.
A video posted by @CREATIVElead on Twitter showed Shilton unaware of Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality when he was live on Sky Sports, confusing the Argentine to be an Italian.
While the error could have been harmlessly sidelined, Shilton made a further comment which caused a furore on social media.
When he was informed that Bielsa was not an Italian but an Argentine, Shilton replied “Oh is he? Makes it even worse then, doesn’t it?”
The eight-second video has crossed 147K views on Twitter. While it is common knowledge that the English and the Argentinians are not friends when it comes to national team football, many Leeds United felt that Shilton’s additional comment was unnecessary and racist at its core.
Shilton’s controversial comment came after Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa’s “Spygate” scandal came into limelight.
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After tasting defeat for only the first time in the league this season against fellow title contenders Manchester City earlier this month, Jurgen Klopp will surely be looking to avoid any more slips and lead the Reds to the title come May.
The players looked pretty sharp during their latest training sessions at Melwood and should cause plenty of problems for Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace this weekend.
While snaps of their beloved stars are always welcomed by fans, one particular photo seems to have impressed Reds supporters the most for it’s absolute epicness.
Featuring Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita, many fans online seemed to be of the opinion that the image has captured what could very likely be the spine of Liverpool teams for years to come.
Although Keita has somewhat struggled to adjust to life at Anfield so far after being brought in from Germany, there is no doubt within the club that the midfielder will blossom into a world class talent over time and has sporadically displayed glimpses of the form that convinced Klopp to open his cheque book for him last summer.
With close to 3000 upvotes on Reddit, the iconic photo has definitely gone viral among Liverpool fans, check it out below –
The race for the Premier League title heats up as Manchester City close down on Liverpool, reducing the gap to 4 points with their win against Wolves last night.
City scored 3 with Gabriel Jesus bagging a brace against 10 men Wolves after Willy Boly saw a red card for a heavy challenge on Bernardo Silva.
After Spurs’ loss to United at the weekend, one might concede that it may boil down to a two horse race between City and Liverpool. The Merseyside giants have shown no respite in the league, having lost only one, against the defending champions. Manchester City also look like they have overcome their December drop, having scored 19 goals in 3 games, in all competitions.
Liverpool have made their the best ever start to a season and they go up against a record breaking City side. The intense competition at the top has left football experts and former players, at a split decision.
The latest asked to give his opinion on the race for the title was Manchester City legend Yaya Toure.
A special guest on Monday Night Football, the Ivorian was at loss of words when asked about City’s chances at retaining their title.
He conceded that he has been impressed with Liverpool, who have looked scary and will be very tough to beat over the remaining set of fixtures.
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Liverpool enjoy an easier set of fixtures as they face Palace and Leicester at Anfield up next, while City face a few trips away from home with their Cup fixtures crammed in between.
As the season inches towards the showdown period, the consistent performances from the top 2 makes up for a title race the league has been missing for a while.
Leeds United bounced back from a disappointing run of defeats to win against Derby County last week. The 2 nil win against Frank Lampard’s side saw Leeds move 4 clear at the top.
The Friday night fixture was preceded by an unusual controversy. The controversy conveniently coined as “spygate” by the media had Derby County accusing their opponents on the night of spying by sending people to watch over their training sessions. This accusation was later accepted by Bielsa who took all the blame for the incident.
The Leeds manager was flooded with questions regarding the controversy in his post match conference and he took his time to clear out the situation.
Where the club saw themselves apologising to Derby and risk facing a punishment from the FA, the Leeds fans and former players, saw the funny side to the incident.
Former Leeds striker, Michael Bridges shared a picture of himself peeping through some plants, claiming to have enjoyed his first day as a scout.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversaw his most triumphant victory yet as Manchester United manager yesterday to go level on points with 5th placed Arsenal.
The Norwegian’s arrival has certainly provided some much needed positivity around Old Trafford and with 6 wins from 6, it’s safe to say that the United legend has hit the ground running at his old stomping ground.
While equaling Matt Busby’s record of winning his first 5 matches after taking charge is in itself impressive, what catches the eye most is how some players, who previously looked low on confidence are now firing on all cylinders for the new manager.
One of the prime examples of this case has been Victor Lindelof, who is finally showing the consistency and calmness on the ball that United thought they were getting when Jose Mourinho signed him from Benfica in 2017.
Playing with more freedom seems to have given new-found confidence to the Swede and he looked liked a proper United defender indeed as he celebrated wildly during one instance when Christian Eriksen fired his free-kick wide during the 1-0 win.
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Liverpool were back to winning ways as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion with the help of a Mo Salah penalty to stretch their lead to 7 points at the top of the table.
After losing back-to-back games against Manchester City and Wolves, Liverpool put on a sturdy display to see out the victory on Saturday.
With injuries piling on at the back during the Christmas period, the extra responsibility has fallen on the shoulders of the forwards. The deadly attack hasn’t dazzled like last season but they look like they’ve gotten back their groove over the last month with Salah and Firmino both netting a hat-trick each.
The Brazilian sensation has been mostly deployed as a false 9 this season, playing behind Salah and he has stuck to his task well, earning the repeated admiration of the Kopites.
The hardworking Brazilian, loved for his trackbacks and recoveries, continues to grow into the hearts of Liverpool fans and the latest rendition of the Bobby Firmino song performed by the travelling fans was just another testament for the same.
The electric atmosphere was enough to give goosebumps to anyone watching as the fans continue to sing their way to hopefully their first league title in 29 years.
Having been eliminated from the domestic cups, Liverpool fans will be hoping to see more of Firmino’s excellent performances in the league and Champions League and to sing his song many more times in the coming few months.
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The Bobby song after the game yesterday ⚽️ from r/LiverpoolFC
A fiercely contested match at Wembley between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United ended with United winning by a single goal last night.
Bitter with a home defeat, Spurs fans have been quick to point out the chink in their defensive armour- Kieran Trippier.
The Englishman, who had a rather sketchy match against United, was also at the root of Rashford’s winner after his pass was intercepted by Lingard, who passed it to Pogba before Rashford struck the ball past Lloris.
Minutes before the goal, Trippier was also at the heart of a scuffle with Anthony Martial when the Frenchman refused to kick the ball out of play after Moussa Sissoko was injured.
Irritated by this, Trippier charged at Martial and pushed him. Martial was livid and looked like he was about to ruin Trippier before Harry Winks was able to separate them.
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Even as most of the build up to Leeds United’s fixture against Derby County was centered around Marcelo Bielsa, the players certainly didn’t let the incident affect their performance as they battled it out against the Rams to earn a solid 2-0 win at home.
After Derbyshire police caught a Leeds staff snooping around Derby’s training ground, the club was pretty open about their discontent about the whole incident and that feistiness seemed to have rubbed off on the Leeds players as well as the fans.
The home crowd has been behind Bielsa the moment he arrived in their city and that certainly didn’t change against Derby despite the allegations against him as the home supporters raised the roof at Elland Road to support their beloved Peacocks.
Even Frank Lampard seemed to be in awe of the noise around the ground and at one point, the Chelsea legend looked like he was almost taking in the atmosphere from his technical area.
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