Leicester City v Liverpool – Probable Lineups, Preview, Kick Off timings (UK, US, Aus, India)

The Carabao Cup: Leicester City vs Liverpool

Preview

Leicester City takes on Liverpool at the King Power Stadium Tuesday night when the third round of the Carabao Cup resumes (The EFL Cup). Both the teams will be hoping for a turnaround in their form after having failed to register a win in any of their last three games.

The Foxes though will be the more confident side as they were able to score 4 goals past Sheffield United in the second round of the competition. Manager Craig Shakespeare is likely to rest striker Jamy Vardy and Matty James following their injuries. Shakespeare is also expected to hand a start to Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa, and Demarai Gray after doing so in the previous League Cup outing.

Liverpool is in middle of an extremely busy September and Jurgen Klopp is almost certain to rotate his side substantially for the mid-week game. Klopp already confirmed that Dany Ward, Marko Grujic, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are set to start, while Dominic Solanke is highly likely to get a chance on the squad.

The Probable Line-Ups:




Leicester City:

GK: Ben Hamer
Defense: Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire, Alexander Dragovic, Danny Simpson
Midfield: Mark Albrighton, Demarai Gray, Vicente Iborra, Riyad Mahrez
Striker: Islam Slimani, Ahmed Musa

Liverpool:

GK: Danny Wood
Defense: Andrew Robertson, Ragnar Klavan, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez
Midfield: Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Marko Grujic
Striker: Philippe Coutinho, Dominic Solanke, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Match Kick-Off Timings:

UK: 19:45 PM
USA: 14:45 PM
Australia: 4:45 AM
India: 12:15 AM

Best bars & pubs to have a pre-match pint around Wembley

So, you are at the Wembley and have more than an hour in hand before the match starts. Or maybe you just want to have a pint before arriving at the stadium. If yes, then these are the places that you would want to visit:

1. Flannery’s Bar

610 High Rd, Wembley, Middlesex, HAO 2AF

The Irish Bar, only a mile away from the Wembley Stadium has one of a kind ambiance if you’re looking for a pre-match hangout. This warm and friendly pub offers a wide range of beers with some truly delicious food. You also would not need an excuse to sing with the locals.




2. Blue Check Café 

12-13 Empire Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0RQ

If you consider yourself to be more of a foodie, Blue Check Café in Wembley is the right place for you. A wide range of drinks on tap as well as in bottles, plenty of TV’s with live football broadcast and some very comfortable sofas, this café is one of the musts around Wembley.

3. The Corner House 

313 Harrow Rd, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6BA

The tiny Irish bar off the High Road has an old rustic feel to it; with Lagers, Guinness and Cider on their offerings. And you don’t have to keep waiting for your drink either as you can expect a quick service from the staff before a game.

4. The Chandos Arms 

31 Colindale Ave, London NW9 5DS

Going to the Wembley with that special someone? The family-friendly Chandos is one of the best pubs around London if you want to enjoy some quality time before you get seated at the stadium.

5. The Green Man Hotel and Pub 

Dagmar Avenue, Wembley HA9 8DF

The pub which is just a 10 mins walking distance away from the stadium regularly caters to stadium events. With a well laid out pub with a wide selection of drinks, it is very popular for a pre and post-match drinks.

Joe Gomez likes Instagram comment slating Dejan Lovren following Liverpool 2-2 Sevilla

Defensive frailties once again got the better of Liverpool in the Champions League as they could only manage a 2-2 draw with Sevilla despite dominating large periods of the match at Anfield.

Much of the blame was pointed towards centre-back Dejan Lovren who had another horror showing in the middle of the defense. Lovren was in a large way responsible for both of Sevilla’s goal with his hesitation allowing both Wissam Ben Yedder and Joaquin Correa to score for Sevilla. To further compound the defensive misery, Liverpool’s Joe Gomez was sent off in injury time.

And if things weren’t bad enough on the pitch, Gomez also got embroiled in a controversy off the pitch when he appeared to like a comment from a fan criticizing his team-mate Dejan Lovren. While it is granted that Lovren’s performance deserved the stick from the fans, the fact that his own team-mate joined the fray is a sign of things that all is not well with the Reds defense.

Check out the Instagram activity below –




(Video) Anthony Ralston cheering the crowd after his crunching tackle on Thiago Motta

Celtic’s European dreams did not kick off quite as they expected, as they were subjected to a harsh 5-0 hammering at the hands of Paris Saint Germain last night.

“We played like under-12s at times,” said manager Brendan Rodgers, whose men were defeated by strikes from Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani and a Mikael Lustig own-goal.

Despite the rout, the Hoops cannot be accused of failing to put their heart and soul into the game, and displaying maximum enthusiasm in this regard was Anthony Ralston.

The 18-year old, playing only his sixth senior game as a Celtic player, was given the massive job of man-marking the world’s most expensive footballer, Neymar.

Apart from performing that herculean task beautifully, the right-back also displayed typical Celtic aggression in the second half while leading a solo attack for his team, albeit unsuccessfully.

Unfazed by his effort being thwarted, Ralston simply rallied back into the game to crush PSG defender Thiago Motta’s foot during their immediate counter-attack.

Instead of apologizing to the referee for being booked, Ralston instead cheered up the crowd and sought even greater support from them.

Watch the entire incident below –



Liverpool FC: New York sports bars and pubs to watch live football

Liverpool has finally qualified for the Champions League since 2014 after finishing fourth last season. Jurgen Klopp’s squad seems to be a force to be reckoned with, as their attacking brand of football is capable of destroying any teams’ defense.

So, for those supporting the Red in New York, here are the best places to catch their team in league and continental action.

1. 11th Street Bar

510 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10009

The best place to be in New York if you are a Liverpool fan. The base for the LFCNY for the last 10 years, the bar gets crammed to the rafters with devoted reds, singing their hearts out every Liverpool’s game.




2. Carragher’s NYC

228 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018

The sports bar, dedicated to the former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher is one of the best bars in New York to watch a Liverpool game. The bar has plenty of space to accommodate a crowd on match days.

3. The Boot Room NYC 

17 John St., New York, NY 10038

The Boot Room NYC is one of a kind, spacious RED environment in New York. Along with great memorabilia, delicious food, and amazing atmosphere, you also get to enjoy matches on multiple large screen TVs.

4. Monro Pub

481 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

The Brooklyn based pub is an official partner bar for the LFCNY. One of the popular pubs amongst the Liverpool faithful in New York, the pub offers quality service; and an intense atmosphere when the Liverpool games are on.

5. The Grafton

126 1st Abe.,New York, NY 10009

The Grafton is one of the few places in New York where you can comfortably have a pint and watch Liverpool on the screen. The family run bar offers a variety of food, craft beer, cocktails, and is also an official partner of LFCNY.

Best sports bars & pubs in New York showing live Arsenal matches

Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world and has a presence all around the globe. Even in a country like USA where football isn’t the most talked about sport.

Fans of the British club in New York will be delighted to know that they can have the experience of watching an Arsenal match with a community. New York has some of the best sports bars in the States. Here is a list of names:

1. The Blind Pig, Manhattan, New York

233 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

The best in New York when it comes to sharing a pint of beer on a Gunners matchday. You can expect the Manhattan pub to be full house on the day of an Arsenal match. With hordes of Arsenal supporters, one will surely feel at home when a Gunner puts his name on the sheet.

2. O’Hanlon’s Bar, Manhattan, New York

349 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003

O’Hanlon’s Bar is one of the best places in New York to go and enjoy an Arsenal match with fellow Gooners. The Great Irish Bar is right in the heart of the East Village serving a wide range of beers.




3. Woodwork, Brooklyn, New York

583 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Brooklyn based bar has everything that you need from a soccer bar: real fans, real food, and real beer. They also open early in the morning if there’s any game.

4. Barleycorn, Manhattan, New York

23 Park PI, New York, NY 10007

With a big screen for match days, Barleycorn offers an enjoyable experience for an Arsenal fan In New York. The Manhattan bar has been a part of the Arsenal NYC community.

5. Highbury Pub, Brooklyn, New York

1002 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

As the name suggests, Highbury Pub is inspired by the location of the previous Arsenal Stadium. While the bar is a Brooklyn Arsenal supporters club, fans of other teams are also welcomed.

What did Ian Wright say about Mesut Ozil (Video)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright ripped apart Gunners star Mesut Ozil for his Facebook post where the German spoke against former Arsenal stars.

Wrighty said, “Rather than accepting the German’s point of view, Wright went on the offensive:

Sign a contract, if you feel that strongly about people criticising the team because you’re somebody who is integral to Arsenal’s success.

You’re not signing a deal and you’re probably going to continue to hide behind the fact that [Alexis] Sanchez is the one that everybody’s going to say, ‘Is he going to go?’.

Why haven’t you signed yet? That’s what I would say to you. If you feel that strongly, why haven’t you signed yet?”

Check out the video below –