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 –
Not sure if it was intentional from the Brazilian, but this elastico through ball in the first half surely summed up Willian’s performance during the 4-0 win against Hull City last night.
Chelsea moved to the next rounds of the FA Cup after a convincing win on the night and Willian was at the center of everything good for the Blues with two goals to his name.
The winger was excellent, both offensively and defensively and could see himself getting a start next Tuesday as Chelsea take on European royalty Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16 match at Stamford Bridge.
From various angles, check out the neat piece of skill from Willian against Hull below –
Celtic’s 1-0 win against Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa League Round of 32 fixture was hailed by everyone for the manner in which Brendan Rodgers’ side went about their business on Thursday.
The Bhoys put forth a magnificent passing display at Celtic Park and captain Scott Brown was at the center (literally) of all things good during the match and before it as well.
Fans were charged up to see the Scot in action during the huddle before kick-off and one could only imagine what effect it must have on the players.
Only getting better with age, it was a lesson from Scott Brown in how to control a game at European level on Thursday.
Looked truly intense from the skipper, check out the footage of the pre-match huddle below –
Things got a bit crazy after Romelu Lukaku scored his second goal of the game in the second half of the FA Cup tie against Huddersfield Town.
Perhaps part of the away contingent at the John Smith’s Stadium, some Manchester United fans took to the pitch to celebrate the goal with the players and it seems the players loved it too.
A stunning counter-attacking move from Manchester United saw Alexis Sanchez take apart the Huddersfield defence with a filthy through ball for Lukaku.
The big Belgian obliged with a superbly taken goal that took his tally to 21 for the season.
Fans couldn’t control themselves with the lightening fast counter-attack on display and invaded the pitch in sheer jubilation after the goal, check out the scenes below –
Mo Salah showing no signs of stopping as the Egyptian was spotted terrorising defenders during a training session in Spain.
The Reds are currently on for a 4-day warm weather training camp in Marbella after destroying FC Porto 5-0 on Wednesday in the Champions League round of 32 clash.
Sadio Mane took all the accolades with a hat-trick but main-man Mo Salah was on target as well with a well taken 29th minute strike.
And the former Roma man showed similar form as he twisted around the defence to score a beautiful goal in training.
From his right foot, check out the filthy goal Mo Salah scored today –
After going two goals down in the opening ten minutes, Tottenham Hotspur produced a magnificent fightback to draw against Juventus in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 match at the Allianz Stadium on Tuesday.
Spurs were surprised by two quick goals from Gonzalo Higuain, but it only made them more lethal.
Not only did they managed to pull off a draw, Mauricio Pochettino’s side dominated the Serie A giants for the rest of the 80 minutes of the game in what could be called as a monster performance.
In light of their performance, a new graphic doing the rounds online just shows how much better Spurs were against Juventus on the night.
Spurs fans definitely need to have a look at these seriously impressive numbers, check out the image below –
Liverpool fans were aware of the long range passing abilities that Virgil Van Dijk possessed when Jurgen Klopp signed the defender for a whopping £75 million from Southampton in the January transfer window.
Famous for spraying the ball across the field during his time at Southampton and Celtic, the Dutchman perhaps gave the first real glimpse of his ability in a Liverpool shirt during the 5-0 demolition job on FC Porto on Wednesday night.
The big defender not only brought calmness and composure to the defence but also channeled his inner Steven Gerrard during a moment in the game.
Check out the brilliant weighted pass from Van Dijk to Trent Alexander-Arnold below –
19-year-old Kristoffer Ajer played the whole 90 minutes as Celtic pulled off a brilliant 1-0 win against Russian outfit Zenit St. Petersburg in the Europa league last night.
Callum McGregor scored the only goal of the match after a brilliant assist from new loan signing Charly Musonda but the the Norwegian youngster was a major talk amongst the Celtic fans after his assured and confident display at the back.
The fans particularity loved the moment when he went fist-pumping after pulling off a great tackle on Zenit’s no. 14 Daler Kuzyayev in the first half.
The job is only half done though as it was the first leg of the round of 32 tie between the two sides and the fans would be hoping that the youngster has another performance to remember when they travel to Russia in a week’s time..
Check out the moment Ajer celebrated his tackle below –
In what must have been one of the major highlights of Spurs’ impressive 2-2 first leg draw against Juventus last night, Mousa Dembele destroyed World Cup winner Sami Khedira with a body feint so deadly that the German needed to be substituted after the incident.
The Belgian provided a masterclass to get Spurs a draw after going 2-0 down in the first half and the incident just sums up his dominance over Juventus’ central midfield duo of Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira on the night.
Nobody can underestimate the importance of the away goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Spurs are now favorites to advance to the next round of the Champions League when they take on Juventus in the second leg at Wembley.
A master of body feints, this wasn’t even that deadly from the Belgian. Check out the footage of Dembele destroying Khedira below –
Rangers pulled off their biggest away win of the season after coming back to beat League One outfit Ayr United 6-1 in the 5th round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday.
Besides having a more-than-decent January transfer window and reaching the quarter finals of the competition, the Gers are still very much in the race for the second place in the Premiership.
And amidst everything that is going good for Rangers, one picture which surfaced online recently, just sums up the feeling around the club at the moment.
Rangers players including new boy Jason Cummings went viral after they were spotted in an extremely cute looking photo with an infant on a stroller.
Check out the said picture below –