Rangers received a blow to their title aspirations as they lost 2-1 against Kilmarnock to fall down to the third place in the SPFL points table.
With a win, they could’ve gone level on points with Celtic, who still have a game in hand but they ended up conceding the second spot to the team they lost to on the night.
Gerrard’s men were quick to take the lead via Jermain Defoe but slipped up later on as the home team answered back with two goals to secure 3 points.
The winner coincidentally was scored by future Rangers player Jordan Jones. The Northern Irish winger, who signed a pre-contract with Rangers as his contract with Kilmarnock ends this summer, pounced on Rangers’ defensive frailties.
The result was thoroughly enjoyed by the Celtic supporters and it seems one of them took to Wikipedia to edit Jordan Jones’s official page after the game got over.
Jones will probably have to work twice as hard to win over his new fans if this result proves to be the difference between Rangers and Celtic.
Timothy Weah has had an enjoyable start to his Celtic loan spell after scoring 2 goals in 2 games coming off the bench. The 18-year-old on loan from PSG is one of the brightest young talents around and he hasn’t failed to show it in his small cameos for Celtic.
The USNMT star is the son of former Ballon D’or winner George Weah and he would hope to follow his father’s footsteps and replicate his success.
His start at Celtic is a step forward and Celtic fans will hope their loanee would help them secure another league title.
Weah has come off as a lively presence both on and off the field and his comment on Oliver Burke’s Instagram post shows that the American international has taken to life at Celtic like duck to water.
Liverpool have had a hard-fought start to the year having conceded 5 goals in 3 league games. After their defeat against Manchester City, the Reds bounced back to win the games against Brighton and Palace.
While the win against Brighton was a display of sturdy defense, their win against Crystal Palace at Anfield was a fine display of attack with a stroke of luck.
While there were goals with an element of luck, the goal which eventually secured the win was definitely a thing of beauty.
Mane’s run down the left wing and then the finish in the bottom corner was the consequence of a magnificent Alisson throw.
The Brazilian released the long ball to Robertson who was near the half way line and the Scot managed to play a pass to Mane leading up to the goal.
Alisson has truly been a revelation for the Reds. Having already impressed with his crucial saves and distribution with his feet (and hands), the Brazilian gave a fine display of his attacking ability with this pinpoint long through at the feet of his fullback, much to the liking of fans and his manager.
Check out the throw in all of its awesomeness as provided by the official TUNNEL CAM video below, the moment comes at the 08.52 mark –
Manchester United have found a wealth of form since the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has now equalled Guardiola and Ancelotti’s record of 6 consecutive league wins since being brought in after United’s loss to Liverpool.
The scintillating form has seen them close down the gap and find themselves back in the fight for a top 4 spot in the Premier League.
The good form has visibly reflected on the overall atmosphere at the club, as was seen at United’s gala dinner last night.
Manchester United stars were at the United for UNICEF gala dinner with their stunning significant others.
The spotlight which is usually on the football players, was however stolen by their stunning ladies who rocked the red carpet yesterday.
English football has had a controversial yet entertaining start to 2019 with the spygate controversy, which refuses to die down. After having been accused of spying on a Derby training session, Marcelo Bielsa confessed in their pre-match press conference that he did indeed send a scout.
Since then, he’s come under a lot of pressure from various Championship clubs who probably want the FA to impose a points deduction.
However, the Argentine hasn’t budged and defended his spying antics by playing down its importance altogether.
In an hour long press conference, Bielsa dissected Derby’s whole squad, season and tactics down to detail just before their FA Cup replay against Southampton.
Leeds, who continue to face criticism, do find someone respite in a few opinions and one of them is Danny Mills’. Mills rubbished the spygate controversy by putting forth his thoughts on how Derby should not be complaining about someone looking over their training sessions.
His view was wholesomely agreed to by Leeds fans who continue to enjoy the savage onslaught by Bielsa amidst of a supposed crisis.
Check out the video of Danny Mills ending the spygate controversy on Sky Sports below –
Premier League is one of the most hotly contested leagues in the world and the intense battle for the top 4 spots along with classic rivalries brings in a huge audience from around the globe.
The latest addition to the classic rivalries has been City-Liverpool, who are going head to head for the Premier League title. After countless injuries and minor blips, one can almost consider Spurs to fight for a top 4 spot more than the title.
Since the beginning of last season, City and Liverpool have faced off 6 times with an aggregate of 11-10. Manchester City, coming at the back of a record breaking season, face a battle in defense of their title as Liverpool have made their best ever start to a league campaign, losing only once meanwhile.
The rampaging form of the Reds has clearly started irking some City fans as can be seen with this batshit theory that came up on Twitter.
Waiting for the leaders to slip up, this fan came up with a bizarre claim that the goalposts at the Kop end have a protective vibration mechanism which leads to the keepers making mistakes.
Using the Pickford and Speroni errors as an evidence, this particular fan has definitely taken conspiracy theories to the next level.
Check out the tweet below –
I want the Premier League to check and monitor the goal at the Kop end, the Goal must have some sort of Shield, or a bouncing vibration mechanism, which makes the goalkeepers prone to mistakes. There is something fishy going on and it’s pissing me right off! 🤬 pic.twitter.com/QlEEyUAkpV
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.
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.
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.
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.