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Video of Bruno Fernandes training in full kit with his daughter wins hearts of Man United fans

Bruno Fernandes has won the hearts of fans and pundits alike after taking the Premier league by storm, along with steadying the United ship as soon as he got there.

Manchester United look a completely different side now with him in the squad.

He recently uploaded a video in which he can be seen playing with his daughter in his garden wearing the full United kit.

Not to forget his daughter, who was also suited up in the home kit for the action that was about to pursue.

As if another cute video was necessary to prove what is already true – Man United fans truly love Bruno. 

Interestingly this clip came just a day after Pogba was criticized by some section of United fans when he uploaded a video of himself training in a Juventus kit.

He clearly stated that it was in support of his French teammate Blaise Matuidi who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

But some fans believed he could have worn the French national kit to support him as he is heavily linked with a summer switch to the Old Lady this summer.

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Christian Pulisic makes a surprise appearance as Chelsea star releases coronavirus awareness video for football fans

As the coronavirus pandemic has taken over Europe, with many countries in shutdown and several more taking precautionary measures to control the spread of the virus, everything has come to a standstill.

This has especially impacted European football, as most of the leagues across Europe have been suspended in the past three weeks.

The Premier League was one of the final leagues to be suspended as the threat of the virus was not deemed to be as serious as it was made to be. But, it was a serious concern and there were fears among a lot of people, politicians and many more, that the lack of action could lead to a large increase in cases of the virus.

Those fears were true, as some players and staff were reported to have cases of the virus and Callum Hudson-Odoi was one of the first, who was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus.

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, was soon confirmed to be infected, as more and more cases trickled. These cases finally were enough proof for the Premier League, to suspend the league, so as to not endanger the lives of any more of the players or the staff.

With the virus affecting all parts of the globe, many footballers used their reach on social media, to warn their fans about the dangers of this virus and spread awareness as to how to keep themselves safe.

For players such as Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, this break was a welcome piece of news. Pulisic has missed the last eight Premier League matches with an adductor injury and has not featured in a Premier League game for them since New Year’s Day.

Since Chelsea’s Cobham Training Ground has been closed, Pulisic has been in self-quarantine and he recently posted a video, showing him doing keepie-uppies in his garden, as he was working on his return to fitness. The video was accompanied by the caption ‘Stay home and stay safe my people! At least I have my ball.’

This video was among many others from various footballers, asking people to stay safe and to stay at home, as many people have been asked to self-quarantine.

This is a welcome break for most footballers and let’s hope they make full use of it to spend time with their families, while also keeping themselves in shape, so that they will be ready to play football, when the Premier League inevitably returns.

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Rivals fans cannot hide their envy at what Frank Lampard has done with Chelsea

Chelsea legend and current manager of the club Frank Lampard has managed to take his team to new heights in the early phase of this season despite all the adversities that have surrounded the Blues.

The club is on a six-match winning streak and sits third in the league, having also secured two wins on the trot against tough competition in Europe.

The rival fans have begun to notice the same and with clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United going through extended rough patches for the better half of a decade now.

However, at the beginning of the season, things looked anything but optimistic. Not only had Chelsea lost its four time player of the year Eden Hazard who also starred in their Europa League winning campaign, but were also handed a transfer ban effective immediately.

Moreover, Lampard had only had one full season as manager in professional football with Derby County, arousing natural skepticism from the club’s supporters.

The same doubts were shoved into the spotlight when the London club lost the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool before being marauded 4-0 by Manchester United in their league opener.

The 41-year-old has since not only managed to turn the tables, but has emerged as a prospective long term candidate capable of ushering a new era at the club.

His emphasis on giving the youth maximum chances has seen players like Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham flourish under him, not to forget Christian Pulisic who has had a real impact whenever given a chance.

He has tried to inculcate a fast, slick brand of possession-based attacking football, the best version of which was at show in their latest match against Ajax.

Though they only managed to win 1-0 courtesy a late Michy Batshuayi strike, the scorecard doesn’t tell the whole story.

They were constant a threat to Ajax’s defence before ultimately capping it off with a goal to also come away with the result.

Chelsea and rival fans alike were quick to take notice of and mentioned the same, heaping praise on the iconic number eight for the job he has been doing so far.

They gave all credit to the club’s smooth start to the season to one of the youngest managers in the circuit and Chelsea fans will be hoping he helps the team sustain their present form for a long time to come.

Check out the tweets from 3 popular fan accounts on Twitter being slightly jealous with what Frank Lampard has done with Chelsea so far this season –


Have Tottenham Concluded their Summer Transfer Business and have they Done Enough?

The fact that there’s some transfer activity to talk about at all at Tottenham is already a refreshing change. This is after all the club who for two straight transfer windows didn’t sign anyone at all and for the same two windows, only released or sold fringe players.

But it’s been a very different story this summer. They’ve already broken their transfer record for a player coming in, have seen an important player over the last few years go out and there may be more business on its way.

Players out

Trippier Gone

A big season was expected of him after excellent displays at the 2018 World Cup but it didn’t turn out that way with the former Burnley man often criticised for poor defensive displays and not even putting in particularly good performances going forward. He’s been sold to Atletico Madrid for £20,000,000.

Rose on his way?

Another English full-back who might be moving to a big European club. Danny Rose played well enough last season but some of his comments in the media haven’t gone down particularly well with the club and they might just decide that with two years left on his contract, now is the time to cash-in on him rather than risk losing him on a free. PSG seem pretty keen, the transfer fee shouldn’t be a problem and Rose may fancy the new challenge himself.

Surely not Eriksen

Christian Eriksen has been at the heart of everything that’s been good about Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino over the past few seasons, most notably their run to the Champions League final last year.

So, Spurs fans will be wondering how the Spurs hierarchy have allowed this to happen: he’s got just one year left on his contract. Admittedly interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona has cooled off just a little over the past few weeks but that’s not to say that’s the end of it. A big bid for a player who can leave on a free next season might even be the most painless solution for Tottenham, anyway. Take the money, replace him, move on. Though the second part of that plan is easier said than done.

The ideal scenario for Spurs would be for Eriksen to sign a new deal, leaving the club with the option of demanding a mammoth fee for him in the future or just keeping a player who the fans love and who is tried and trusted by the manager. The ball is in Eriksen’s court.

Players in

Tanguy Ndombele

The French international is Spurs’ record signing, costing a cool £54m from Lyon. Able to operate anywhere across the midfield, his power and passing make him a certain starter next season in what has been a bit of a problem area for Spurs over the past few years. With his characteristics, he should find the transition to Premier League football pretty seamless.

Jack Clarke

Bought by Spurs for £8.5m and instantly loaned back to the club he came from…Leeds United. The 18-year-old forward, who can also play as a winger, has no shortage of talent. But Spurs fans will have to wait till they see him in action.

Lo Celso next?

The highly-rated Argentine midfielder has only been a Betis player for a year; the Spanish club decided to sign him on a permanent deal after initially arriving on loan from PSG.

The talk is that the Argentinian international fancies a move to a bigger club but Spurs aren’t the only ones in for him. Valued at around £67m, Manchester United have inquired about him, as have Benfica, who for once have some serious money available after selling teenager Joao Felix to Atletico Madrid for £107m.

It seems that once Betis’ valuation of the player is met, it might be up to Giovani Lo Celso himself to decide where his future lies.

A Good Window for Spurs?

Hard to say. Ndombele was just the sort of player they needed and is an excellent addition, though Clarke is one for the future rather than the present.

Trippier and Rose (assuming he leaves) ceased to be as important as in previous campaigns and they have decent cover for the pair of them anyway. The fee they got for Trippier was a good one and with Rose likely to go for a similar amount, that’s some useful money coming into the Spurs coffers.

Whether the window is deemed a success will probably ultimately come down to what happens with Eriksen.

By the way, remember to check odds on the best Premier League transfers so as to keep up to date with everything.

As for Spurs’ objectives, they may have to see this as a season of transition with a Top Four finish in the league, a quarter-final place in the Champions League and a good domestic Cup run as about par for the course. 

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Once a Blue, always a Blue as Eden Hazard snapped at a Chelsea camp in Greece

In the biggest transfer of the window till now, Eden Hazard finally completed his move to Real Madrid worth €100 million recently. The winger was linked with Real Madrid for a long period of time and finally Los Blancos got their man.

After spending 7 years at Stamford Bridge, Hazard has transformed into one of the best in the world. A player known for his low center of gravity, quick feet and close control, Hazard is truly a very technically gifted individual.

His Chelsea spell saw him win a number of trophies i.e the Premier League and Europa League on two occasions along with one FA Cup victory.

Individually Hazard has many accolades to his name. He has been very influential for both club and country in the last 7 years and it is no surprise as to why Real Madrid chased him so vigorously.

Hazard has gone on to show the love and affection that he still clearly possesses for Chelsea after he was spotted visiting a Chelsea camp in Greece.

The Sani Football Academy is an excellent football development program. With a UEFA approved football pitch and a state of the art club house, the kids experience a very professional setting. The kids are given a welcome kit wherein they are provided with uniforms, bags and custom t-shirts.

The kids, not even in their wildest dreams would have imagined themselves meeting none other than Eden Hazard.

The fans still love him and this act is only going to add to the affection the Chelsea faithful possess for the Belgian.

Hazard dribbled around with the kids before signing jerseys and posing for a group photo. The youngsters would never have seen this coming and they were truly thrilled to meet the Belgian.

Once a Blue, always a blue – check out the photo of Eden in the Chelsea camp below –

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Liverpool’s Alisson continues monster season with two superhuman saves for Brazil v Paraguay

Alisson Becker has enforced himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for Brazil and his heroics today showed us why he’s regarded as one of the best keepers in the world.

After enduring a successful season that saw Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League and finish second with a remarkable 97 points in the Premier League, Alisson now has the chance to add to his success this season.

Brazil are in the semis of the Copa America after defeating Paraguay 4-3 on penalties.

Brazil faced Paraguay in Porto Alegre, the hometown of Alisson. The local boy was decisive in Brazil’s progress to the semi-finals.

Brazil dominated the proceedings. They had possession as well as attempts but a stubborn Paraguay defence managed to keep the score-sheet at 0-0. Paraguay were reduced to 10 men in the 58th minute but Brazil could not capitalize on the advantage.

During penalties, Alisson gave Brazil the perfect start with a save on Gustavo Gomez’ attempt. The teams went on to score their subsequent penalties until Roberto Firmino horrendously shot his penalty wide.

Following Firmino’s miss, Alisson watched Derlis Gonzalez’s effort go wide giving Brazil the chance to decide their own faith. Gabriel Jesus stepped up and comfortably sent Brazil to semi-finals. The whole stadium cheered after what looked like another defeat in the Copa America as they have been suffering in the past 3 editions.

“This is a team that deserved the win today,” Alisson very sportingly acknowledges his teammates in today’s victory. A classy and selfless act by the Liverpool No 1.

Brazil will now wait to see who they face in the semi-final round. Argentina and Venezuela will battle it out in the quarter-final later tonight.

Venezuela have already met Brazil in the group stages and played out a 0-0 draw. Argentina have gone to great lengths to make it into the quarter-finals after a string of disappointing performances.

As favourites of the tournament, Brazil will not pay much attention to whom they have to face. With ridiculously gifted talent and the home support, this could finally be Brazil’s first international trophy victory in 10 years since their Confederations Cup victory in 2009

Superhuman stuff this from the Liverpool goalie! Watch as Alisson makes a couple of very decisive saves during the game –

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What Congo players did shows the sheer impact of Liverpool hero Mo Salah in Africa

Mohamed Salah’s rise to fame has been quick and exhilarating, words that can also be used to describe the Egyptian winger.

A Chelsea reject and now winning the Premier League Golden Boot twice in a row, Salah has shown consistency and shut down all claims of him being a “one season wonder”.

Salah along with Jurgen Klopp has been instrumental in changing the atmosphere and life at Liverpool as the club are going nowhere but up and after winning the UEFA Champions League.

Mo Salah is currently fighting for the Africa Cup of Nations in his homeland. The Pharaohs have won both their group games without conceding a goal.

A 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe and a 2-0 win against DR Congo have seen Egypt top Group A. Egypt will play second place Uganda in their final group game.

After the match against DR Congo where Salah added to Egypt’s lead just before half-time, the Liverpool star was swarmed by the Congolese players for selfies.

The incident just goes to show how Salah has managed to impact football in Africa. A player of immense talent who has shown the importance of hard work and will power.

Salah joins the elite list of players from Africa in recent history such as Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. These players have put their respective nations on the map after performing at the highest level in the European leagues

Just like Mohamed Salah has brought together the whole nation of Egypt with his heroics with Liverpool!

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Watch: Liverpool stopper Alisson makes breathtaking save in Brazil training

Liverpool and Brazil shot-stopper Alisson is currently in his home nation fighting for the Copa America.

After an amazing club season that saw Liverpool conquer Europe and finish 2nd to a spectacular Manchester City side in the Premier League, Alisson now has the chance to complete the season with another trophy to his name.

Individually, Alisson had a brilliant season keeping 21 clean sheets in the Premier League which won him the Golden Glove. Fellow Brazilian and Manchester City no. 1 Ederson lost out on the award by 1 clean sheet.

The Copa America is currently going on in Brazil. The hosts have reached the quarter-final stage and will face Paraguay.

Tite’s side are hard in training ahead of the match and an incident during their training session has especially gone viral amongst Liverpool fans after Reds stopper Alisson produced an incredible one handed save parrying the ball above the crossbar.

Alisson has started the 3 group games that Brazil have played keeping a clean sheet in each of the games. Brazil are favourites to win the Copa America and Alisson will surely look to keep his clean-sheet count rising through the tournament.

It is understandable to see why Alisson was once the most expensive keeper to be purchased. A truly sensational shot-stopper, Alisson’s quick rise of success and fame is only going to get bigger and better.

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Photo – Kappa has supplied Leeds United with a first-class training top for next season

Leeds United’s much awaited return to the top flight was prolonged by another year after the club literally threw away the second position after losing 3 of their last 4 games of the regular season.

Whites supporters were almost certain up until that point about breaking their 15-year spell in the Championship after Marcelo Bielsa’s revolution at Elland Road saw the club dominating the qualification spots for large spells of the campaign.

While everyone associated with the club will still be disappointed at the manner in which they threw their promotion hopes despite coming so close, the players and staff will have to get over their failures and focus on having a strong campaign this season.

Th club have already started their preparations for the fight ahead barely five weeks since Derby County ended their promotion hopes at Elland Road as players were seen undergoing light training at Thorp Arch on Monday.

In a short video released by the club, the main squad including the likes of Luke Ayling, Liam Cooper and Kemar Roofe can be seen getting back in shape along with Barry Douglas and Adam Forshaw, who have returned to the fore after spending large spells of the last campaign on the treatment table.

While catching a glimpse of their beloved stars after the summer break delighted supporters they seemed even more excited to see the stylish new training gear the players were sporting.

With the club set to celebrate their centenary season, the kit features a golden centenary badge along with a small lettering repeating ‘Leeds United 1919-2019’ through the middle of the top.

The photos have turned out to be a big hit with the supporters judging by reactions on Twitter and some fans especially loved how Berardi looked in the kit.

One thing is for sure, while it’s too early to tell whether Leeds will secure promotion this year it’s safe to say that they will certainly train in style as they look to fight their way back to the top flight.

Easy on the eye! Check out the new grey training top from Kappa on Gaetano Berardi here :


Brighton defender Ben white drops huge Leeds United hint on Instagram

Benjamin White may have provided further information as to where he will be playing next season with his actions on Instagram.

The young English defender who signed for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2016, spent the past two seasons on loan at Newport County and Peterborough United.

Having been chased after by Marcelo Bielsa last year, it seems like Leeds United might have finally gotten their man.

Subject to a loan deal, Ben White looks to have sealed the deal following his actions on Instagram. Along with the official Leeds United handle, White has also followed Leeds left-back Tyler Denton and Central Midfielder Kalvin Phillips. A done deal?

Pictured below, White’s follower list…

The Whites have a number of signings planned for the ongoing summer transfer window it would appear.

Wolves winger Helder Costa is one addition that Bielsa looks to make as he hopes to reinforce his attack. Ryan Kent was a prospect to bolster the squad for the push for promotion but it looks like the Liverpool player is on his way back to Rangers.

The most shocking of rumours however appear to be the legendary duo of Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti along with French winger Dmitri Payet.

After 30 years with Roma, Totti stepped down as club director as his views were not considered. Would Totti really make a return after hanging up his boots in 2017? The Italian press sure do think that Leeds United have tabled an offer.

Adding to Totti’s possible future at Elland Road is another legend of the game in the form of Gianluigi Buffon. The 41 year old announced his departure from PSG but admits he doesn’t want to stop playing just yet.

With so many options available when it comes to free betting in the UK, the bookmakers are already offering odds on the Juventus legend joining the Championship side with Oddschanger reporting that Leeds United are now 7/1 to sign Gianluigi Buffon following reports in Italy that the Whites are interested in the goalkeeper.

A surprising turn of events as just a few days ago Leeds United were nowhere near to be seen while odds were being dished out for Gianluigi Buffon’s next destination in the world of football.

Porto was the most likely destination for Buffon with odds of 7/4 being offered while the likes of Parma, Barcelona and a return back to Juventus were also the options according to bookies.

It would make sense for Payet to join Marcelo Bielsa again. It was under Bielsa that Payet rose to the highest level of his game and a reunion would not be the most surprising thing in the world. However, the high wage demands would cause a problem for the particular transfer.

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(Video) Anthony Martial training ruthlessly before the pre-season kicks off at Manchester United

There doesn’t appear to be any Premier League footballer who divides fans quite like Anthony Martial does.

To some he remains one of the most naturally gifted footballers in the modern game while for others the Frenchman embodies everything that has gone wrong with Manchester United this season.

Martial’s attitude, work-rate and commitment on several occasions have been questioned by both managers and fans alike.

A few months ago, a video emerged on social media of Martial putting in very little effort during a warm-up routine which not only incensed the United supporters but also infuriated manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Twitter).

The United boss is looking to rebuild his team this summer starting with the pre-season tour which begins next and his recent statements has outlined his expectations of his team before the start of their next campaign.

And that is exactly what Martial has been seen doing in a recent video which surfaced online.

The Frenchman would be looking forward to ensure that he fits into the plans of Solskjaer as the manager wants to restore the original philosophy of the Red Devils to develop youth rather than going on a spending spree for superstars.

While United possess other young stars including Rashford, Lingard and their recent signing Daniel James, Martial still remains their deadliest attacker with the stats to show for it.

Scoring 12 and assisting 2 goals last season for the Red Devils, the 23-year-old brings much more to the table by his link up play and the ability to create chances.

A big season awaits Anthony Martial and we hope that he lives up to all the great promises he has shown. Check out the video of him in an intense training session below –

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Photo – Fresh looking Arsenal gear from Adidas spotted being on sale in Canada

Arsenal and Adidas will officially restore their partnership on July 1 but it looks like the stores have already been given the freedom to display some of the new merchandise.

Back with the stripes

Previously, Arsenal sported the Adidas kits from 1986-1994 and the new deal will have the fans excited as well as bring memories from the past.

The deal with Adidas runs up to the 2023/24 season and is reportedly worth £60 million-a-year. A significant boost to their transfer budget?

The Gunners have ended their 5 year deal (2014-2019) with Puma worth £30 million-a-year and have chosen to sign a deal with German counterparts Adidas.

Arsenal join Juventus, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as clubs sponsored by Adidas.

Adidas merchandise spotted in Canada

Leaks of the new kits for next season have been surfacing online for a while now and it seems stores in Canada have already started selling some of the merchandise.

Brought to you by the ever-reliable @ACL_Soccer, check out the Arsenal merchandise for next season below –

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Aubameyang showing he’s all about the Arsenal life by rocking a training top during his holidays

Gooners surely had a mini heart attack when talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein shockingly claimed that Manchester United were looking at their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to replace Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgian striker has been linked with a move to Italy for some time now and according to Goldstein the Red Devil’s have turned their gaze to Aubameyang to solve their goal scoring problems.

The 46-year-old presenter said he had reliable “sources on the inside” who have informed him of United’s incoming £70 million bid for the Gabon international.

The presenter’s claims sent the alarm bells ringing around the Emirates with many Arsenal fans fearing that a Robin Van Persie like scenario will once again unfold this year.

But before the frenzy got out of hand, the pacey striker took it upon himself to clarify the situation and laregly quelled the rumours linking him with a summer exit shortly after these claims were first announced.

The former Dortmund hitman was absolutely clinical for the Gunners last season and finished the season as joint top scorer with 22 league goals.

While the North London outfit did manage to get into the Champions League spots last campaign they ultimately ended the season without any silverware after losing out to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

But instead of sulking in the disappointment of the loss, Auba wants his team to rally and aim for a trophy next time around.

The 30-year-old was full of positivity while talking to the club’s website and made it a point to reassure fans that he remains committed to taking the club to further heights in the future.

And it looks like he wasn’t joking around with his words either as the striker posted a video of his summer workout session from Florida.

In the video, Aubameyang can be seen working the treadmill sporting club merchandise and the post would have surely relieved fans after the transfer scare dropped by Goldstein.

Gooner on the pitch and on holidays too! Check out Aubameyang’s post here:
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Chelsea fans would have loved that Christian Pulisic had the confidence to try a move like this against Guyana

Chelsea fans have very little to be excited about for the season ahead. A transfer ban added to the departures of talisman Eden Hazard and manager Maurizio Sarri now means they will go into the new season with a weakened side.

However, there may be some hope. With news of Frank Lampard coming in as new manager, the fans will surely be excited to see their legend back in the dugout however there is still belief that he is inexperienced and not ready for the job.

Enter Christian Pulisic.

A signing during the Sarri-ball season, Christian Pulisic signed for Chelsea during the winter transfer window on January 2, 2019. He was sent back on loan to Dortmund for the remainder of the season and is currently on national duty for USA in the Gold Cup.

A player with low center of gravity and quick acceleration, where have you heard that before Chelsea fans? Pulisic also possesses a strong weak foot which allows him to play on either side of the wings. Pulisic is no direct replacement for Hazard but potentially he can fill up the spot left behind by Hazard.

Still only 20 years old, Pulisic has a lot to learn and grow as a player. Joining the Premier League and learning from experienced wingers such as Pedro and Willian will surely improve the performances and abilities of the American winger and prepare him for life in England.

USA are currently competing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and demolished Guyana 4-0 in their first match. Pulisic started the game in the left of center midfield and was subbed off in the 63rd minute. USA take on Trinidad and Tobago next on Sunday.

Watch below as Pulisic leaves a Guyana defender puzzled with a slick elastico!
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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp plans to further reform the team into something truly indestructible

After a glorious triumph at Madrid, the UCL champions for the sixth time deserve a long and luxurious rest. However, that doesn’t mean that any transfer opportunities will go unnoticed for Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp is reportedly looking out for exciting new players to further improve the Reds. Last summer’s investment proved worthwhile for Liverpool, winning the Champions League and only missing out on the Premier League title by a single point.

An interview with Danny Murphy revealed that Klopp is so invested in the project at Liverpool and returning the club to the top of Europe that he won’t be going anywhere, and we can see his improvements, strategies and tactics in action.

In more recent news, according to Teamtalk: Barcelona hope to recoup the £90 million they paid for Dembele in 2017. The imminent arrival of Antoine Griezmann has cast doubt over Dembele’s future at the Camp Nou. And, according to the report, Liverpool have been alerted to the 22-year-old’s availability. Liverpool will only make signings if they can realistically get hold of top targets, and Jurgen Klopp is understood to be a huge fan of Dembele.

There was speculation spread by fans and pundits alike on Twitter that Kylian Mbappe could be linked to Liverpool this summer, however it was shut down as quick as it was released and Mbappé is definitely not coming to Anfield this transfer window, so that’s the last time this rumour will ever circulate wildly around the internet.

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer €15 million for Besiktas midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz, according to a Turkish journalist who covers the Super Lig club. The Reds have been linked with a move this week, with Jurgen Klopp said to be very impressed with the tough and sturdy player, who many believe is ideal for the Premier League.

Klopp won’t be looking to make any major changes as they’re pretty solid in almost all aspects and have formed a team that dominates every area of the pitch. The defence simply cannot be breached with Alisson Becker and his clean sheets and the world’s top defender for some pundits, Virgil van Dijk. Full-backs such as Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are some of the finest and the central mid-field consists of grit and composure as well. The attacking trio, Mane, Salah and Firmino are really not comparable with Mane and Salah both winning the Golden Boot this year.

So where can Liverpool actually improve? Reports suggest Klopp is on the lookout for a back-up goalkeeper for when Simon Mignolet leaves and reinforcements in the full-back positions.

Italian newspaper Il Mattinho claims Liverpool are thinking about making an official bid for the Senegalese defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, and will hope his international team-mate Sadio Mane has a word to convince him towards Anfield.

It’s a frightening prospect with Liverpool potentially lining up with Koulibaly alongside Virgil van Dijk next season. There will be calls for the best defence in Europe if Jurgen Klopp lands the incredible centre-back.

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Lionel Messi caught fanboying over wife’s steamy photo on Instagram

Every King needs a Queen!

Lionel Messi has always been regarded as a one-club man. Having been part of FC Barcelona since 2001, one can hardly question his loyalty.

A little known fact about Messi along the same lines, he has known his wife since the age of five! Growing up, Messi was good friends with Antonella Rocuzzo’s cousin Lucas Scaglia. Lucas and Messi met each other at the Newell’s Old Boys youth academy.

Messi would often go to the house of Lucas and Antonella, who were practically brother and sister and lived in the same house. The pair would spend time together and ever since, Messi has only had eyes on one woman- Antonella.

The childhood sweethearts began dating in 2008 and initially kept their relationship very private. The couple became man and wife on the 30th of June 2017 after 9 years of dating and presumably a lifetime of knowing each other. Messi and Roccuzzo have three sons: Thiago (born 2012), Mateo (born 2015) and Ciro (born 2018).

Everlasting Love

Messi recently commented on Antonella’s post captioned “Ibiza Days” with a string of heart-eyes emojis, a true fanboy of his wife! Messi is seen commenting on almost all pictures of his wife. The love is still strong after all the years of togetherness. Indeed a power couple in the world of sport.

Messi is currently on national duty with Argentina fighting for his first international trophy. The Copa America which is currently going on in Brazil has seen Argentina lose their first game 2-0 against Colombia.

Argentina face Paraguay next and Antonella will surely be rooting for her husband and country to bounce back from their defeat and claim their first victory in this year’s edition of the Copa America.

Check out the screenshot of Messi’s comment on his wife’s photo below –

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Promo graphic for the new season shows even Sky Sports have realised Tottenham are in the big time now

The tides are definitely turning in North London and it’s good to see that media giants Sky Sports has realised the same as well.

Sky Sports released their Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season and its promotional poster is something to be surprised by, reason being the inclusion of Tottenham Hotspur in it while leaving out media favorites Manchester United.

This positive attention coming from Sky Sports has been much appreciated by the Spurs fans, who think it has been a long time coming.

The bias against Tottenham

After finishing second behind champions Chelsea in 2017, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was denied a place in the manager montages when it even featured the managers that finished way below Tottenham (Thick Accent).

Tottenham Hotspur legend Graham Roberts also blasted Sky Sports News back in December over their coverage and accused their pundits of being biased (Twitter).

Spurs have often been excluded from enjoying the status of a ‘big club’ in the eyes of the footballing world and it’s about time that we start appreciating the efforts of the club & their manager.

Spurs leading the way in the world of football

Pochettino inherited a team that had long lived in the shadow of London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

Since then the Argentine has modernised Spurs as a club, leading from the front by imposing a dynamic style of play on the team.

Since he took over he’s had a plan to become one of the best teams in Europe and now we’re not far away from the biggest game in Europe and in our club’s history. He’s done a fantastic job, he’s a great manager.

Harry Kane on Poch back in May (via Reuters)

Last season’s runner-up in the UEFA Champions League, Spurs have secured four consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier League and have moved into one of the most impressive stadiums in the world at an estimated cost of £1 billion.

Sudden increase in their fan following across social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram is indeed a manifestation of their monumental rise (Thick Accent).   

Check out the Sky Sports promo graphic for next season feat Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min below –