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(Image) Barcelona legend reveals his admiration for the amazing Celtic Park atmosphere

It’s one thing when an opposing manager or player says good things about your stadium before a match but it’s a whole new proposition when one of the game’s greatest legends declares his love for a club’s ground over and over again.

Barcelona legend Xavi has never been shy about expressing his love for Celtic, and once even called the Hoops “too big” to have to go through qualifying rounds to progress to the group stages of the Champions League.

The 39-year-old has also spoken about his admiration for the atmosphere at Celtic Park on occasions in the past and still seems to hold the ground in high regard.

According to a couple of Hoops supporters, the legendary midfielder named Celtic Park as the best atmosphere he has played in when they met the Spaniard recently.

Having played in a number of stadiums all across the globe, the glowing recommendation from Xavi will surely be cherished by Hoops fans for some time to come.

Check out the tweet below –

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What Patrick Bamford did right after Phillips’ goal would have delighted Leeds United fans

Kalvin Phillips headed Leeds back to the top of the Championship in the 11th minute of stoppage time to salvage a late draw against Middlesbrough yesterday.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men travelled to the Riverside Stadium knowing fully well that a point was all that they needed to return to the top spot but certainly left it late to equalize after Lewis Wing gave the home side the lead in the 47th minute.

Late comebacks are always thrilling and the traveling fans could barely contain their joy after Phillips headed in from close range with barely a minute of stoppage time left.

But getting on level terms wasn’t seemingly enough for Patrick Bamford, who wasted no time in celebrating the equalizer and looked more keen to snatch a winner before the full time whistle.

The striker was spotted picking up the ball from the net almost immediately after the goal went in and Leeds supporters would have surely loved to see the 25-year-old’s drive to get all points in the bag.

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Watch Naby Keita’s ‘pass of the season’ contender against Bournemouth from a brilliant angle

Goals from Sadio Mane, Georginio Wijnaldum and Mo Salah helped the Reds to a solid 3-0 win over Bournemouth yesterday and regain pole position in the Premier League.

With City breathing down their necks, the win gives Jurgen Klopp’s men some much need breathing space at the top and also saw Naby Keita put in one of his finest performance since arriving at Anfield last summer.

The Guinean international has been struggling to assert himself for Liverpool so far but showed his class against the Cherries, making more tackles (seven) and ball recoveries (12) than any other player on the pitch.

Apart from his defensive contributions, the diminutive midfielder also showed his attacking prowess during the fixture, with his gorgeous pass to Firmino in the buildup to Salah’s goal a testament to his ability.

Liverpool supporters should be encouraged by the 24-year-old’s display against the Cherries and if the central midfielder can find the consistency to pull off such performances on a weekly basis, the £48m paid for his services will soon look like a bargain.

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(Photo) The heartbreaking moment between Mo Salah and Jurgen Klopp in the tunnel after West Ham draw

Although the new campaign got off to a rather slow start by his own lofty standards, Mo Salah regained his goal scoring touch as the season progressed with 16 Premier League goals so far into the season.

The Egyptian wizard is one of the most likable personalities in football, adored by fans all around the world and so it was quite disheartening to see reports of racist abuse being hurled at the winger from a Hammers fan during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.

All in all, it was a difficult night for the Reds in the London Stadium as a vibrant West Ham side proved to be difficult to break down for Jurgen Klopp’s side and that seemed to have taken a toll on Salah as well.

The 26-year-old looked quite disappointed as he embraced Klopp in the tunnel and the photo of two of their most influential personnel looking rather down is sure to break many Liverpool hearts.

Literally heartbreaking stuff. Check out a photo of the duo here:

Via Twitter

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Footage of a dressing room at the new Tottenham stadium drops online and it looks stunning

While certain reports released during December seemed to suggest that there was a high possibility of Spurs welcoming Borussia Dortmund into their new stadium for their UCL encounter this month, it is pretty much clear now that such a scenario is out of the question and an official unveiling should not be expected at least until April according to news from the London Evening Standard.

Tottenham fans have been eagerly waiting for a chance to see their beloved Spurs play in their new mega stadium for some time now and regular updates featuring the cutting edge features around the ground have only added to the buzz surrounding it’s unveiling.

In a latest update about the developments inside their new abode, Spurs fans were treated to a glimpse inside what will be the home dressing room (a comment on Twitter says otherwise though) after a new video emerged on Twitter.

The dressing room is a sight to behold, featuring blue LED skirtings with well designed locker rooms and fans could barely contain their excitement after watching the short clip.

Now that’s a dressing room! Check out the clip showing Spurs new dressing room here :

It’s easy to see why players and Pochettino himself can’t seemingly wait to move out Wembley with all the new facilities looking absolutely stunning and the amenities will surely serve as a big boost for the squad when they come out to play at home.

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(Photo) Rangers fans wouldn’t have liked this Aberdeen fan’s conduct towards Steven Gerrard last night

Rangers kept pace with rivals Celtic after coming out 4-2 winners against Aberdeen in a fairly nervy contest which saw both teams end the 90 minutes with only ten men left on the field.

Alfredo Morelos just can’t seem to keep his cool on the pitch against the Dons this season and yesterday’s sending off marked his third red card against Aberdeen this year alone.

But before getting his marching orders, the Colombian had already inflicted some major damage to Derek Mclennes’ men with his brace which was followed up by goals from James Tavernier and Jermain Defoe to ensure that the Gers went home with all points in the bag.

The tension in the air was clear even before a ball was kicked as an Aberdeen fan tried to unnerve Steven Gerrard by making a derogatory gesture as the England legend was making his way to dugout from the the tunnel.

The sheer lack of respect would have surely enraged Rangers fans and some supporters made their feelings clear on Twitter after a photo of the Aberdeen dishing out the middles fingers at Steven Gerrard made its way to the micro-blogging site.

Lack of class. Check out a photo of the incident here:

Via Twitter

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Liverpool fan blames London Stadium’s pitch for the loss of points against West Ham

The alarm bells are starting to ring around Anfield as the Reds failed to extend their advantage over reigning champions Manchester City yet again with the 1-1 draw against the Hammers, reducing the gap at the top to just 3 points.

Following the draw against Leicester City, the onus was on Klopp’s men to stamp their foot down in the title race but the Reds came up short yet again and in truth, were pretty lucky to leave London with any points at all against a vibrant West Ham side.

Liverpool fans were obviously disappointed with the result but listening to some of their fans whine after the draw yesterday turned out to be absolutely priceless for rival fans.

One particular fan has been especially ridiculed by football fans online after he went on to give the most bizzare reasons for the draw, even going as far as to blame the pitch for Liverpool’s troubles while talking to The Football Terrace.

Home fans nearby got on his case immediately during the chat and others were seen having a good time at his expense after the clip made it to Twitter.

Check out a clip of the Liverpool fan blaming the London Stadium pitch here:

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Gary Neville predicts where he thinks Arsenal will finish this season

With 13 games to go in the 2018/2019 Premier League season, the race for who amongst the trio of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal ( well, not counting Tottenham for now as they still have the upper hand on the chasing trio ) is getting very interesting. From all indication, either Liverpool or Manchester City will win the league while the team that looks odds on to finish 3rd at the moment appears to be Tottenham.

So who will finish 4th, 5th and 6th amongst the rest of the the big six? The betting odds for who will finish in the top four in the Premier league this season keeps changing and there are many UK sports betting promotions to entice new customers to bet the top four market this season which is an indication of how interesting the race is this season. According to former Manchester United star, Gary Neville Arsenal will not be finishing among the top four in England yet again this season.

Neville reckons that the Gunners will in fact finish sixth in the league on this occasion.

Unai Emery is doing the best job that he possibly could do. It’s a squad that needs additions and it needs change.

He needs to sail that ship into shore, some need to disembark and the ones that he wants to get back on the need to sail back out to sea with him.

This first season for him is all about working out which players are going to be on the ship next season and testing out different things.

He’s finding out a lot about his players all the time. For instance, Matteo Guendouzi was fantastic against Manchester

He’s 19-years-old and that was a really good performance. Emery can build around things like that.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is always a threat but with the rest of the team there’s a lot to work on. It does need some change, but he will need time.

He might even need all next season as well. We shouldn’t really be rushing Unai Emery and Arsenal in respect of what he’s trying to achieve at the club.

Looking at the team I think sixth is about right to be honest.

I watched Manchester United at Leicester and they look stronger now. When you look at Manchester United’s forward line with Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial, Arsenal haven’t got that.

Even in midfield United have got Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera and they are now looking stronger at the back.

Arsenal will end up sixth and it’s between Manchester United and Chelsea for fourth and fifth.

And to be honest, it is difficult not to agree with Neville considering how the Gunners have performed so far this season. After losing the first two games of the season, Arsenal went on a 22 game unbeaten run but ever since that came to an end against Southampton in November, they have blown both hot and cold. Arsenal might have one of the best striking force in the premier league but they don’t have the midfield and defence to support that attack.

They currently occupy the 6th position on the table behind Chelsea and Manchester United and it is difficult to see them finishing any better than that. Although it must be said that Chelsea don’t appear convincing at the moment but I simply can’t see them finishing ahead of the Blues.

In my humble opinion, Manchester United are the team best equipped to finish 4th in the league. The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus could bring out the best from Eden Hazard ( as we all saw last weekend ) and Chelsea could yet come to live but at the moment I am not convinced.

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Watching this live from Scott Brown got all the Celtic fans excited during the win against St. Johnstone

Celtic maintained their 6 point lead at the top of the Premiership with a 2-0 victory over St Johnstone on Sunday.



The Hoops certainly left it late to grab the three points with James Forrest turning in Timothy Weah’s cross in the 78th minute before the youngster doubled the lead for the visitors a minute before regulation time.

The 18-year-old has been on fire since coming in from PSG on loan during the winter transfer window, terrorizing defences with his blistering pace and sharpness but Hoops fans seemed pretty surprised to see another one of their beloved stars really going through the gears during the win.

Not exactly a player associated with quickness, club captain Scott Brown proved to his critics that he’s still got much to offer the champions as he went on a pacey dash to spark a quick counter late in the game.

Despite being written off by his critics constantly, the 33-year-old justified the club’s decision to reward him with a new contract with another trademark no-nonsense display over the weekend and fans on Twitter definitely loved to see the quick legs from Brown.

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(Image) Look at Mikael Lustig’s comment on Timothy Weah’s post after Celtic win

Timothy Weah’s dream start to his Celtic career continued on Sunday as the American changed the game for the Bhoys during their 2-0 win against St. Johnstone at the McDiarmid Park.



The young USMNT hotshot replaced Odsonne Edouard because of an injury in the 74th minute and turned the game on its head with his superb display.

Weah assisted Celtic’s first goal while scoring the 2nd himself.

But it seems one of his teammates wasn’t really impressed with his social media game after the win.

Defender Mikael Lustig took to Instagram and took a jab at youngster’s excessive use of emoji with a brilliant comment.

Check it out below –




Via Twitter

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Listen to the raucous noise emanating from St. James’ Park after the full time whistle v City

Newcastle United pulled off a fantastic 2-1 win at St. James’ Park against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

City opened the scoring with an early Aguero strike in the very first minute but perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be for Pep Guardiola’s side as Salomon Rondon equalised in the 66th minute and Matt Ritchie scored a penalty in the 80th minute to seal three important points for the Magpies.

After a dismal start to the season where it took Newcastle 11 matches to register their first win, the Magpies seem to have found a semblance of coordination amongst themselves after executing back-to-back victories in the Premier League.

While social media warriors went online to discuss and debate the intricacies of the exciting clash after full-time, one video has grabbed quite a bit of attention.

Posted by @ALawrence95UK on Twitter, this video captures the sheer energy emanating from St. James’ Park despite it being recorded from a mile away. Check it out below:


Several other Geordies responded to the post. @mickpielad wrote, “Never had a feeling like that inside the stadium for a long Time! UNITED!”

A cheeky response from @peteb333 read- “Parts of Liverpool sounded the same last night.”

@CheekyTOON24 wrote, “So nice to hear that place roar again it’s been long time since I’ve heard a 2nd half atmosphere like that.”

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(Photo) Tweet of the day as Kyle Walker rustles every Liverpool fan with a social media update

It has to be said though, Manchester City better win the title now or this tweet will haunt Kyle Walker for life.

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker took to Twitter displaying his pleasure after Liverpool’s draw against Leicester City.

City lost 3 crucial points on Tuesday night after the shock defeat at the hands of Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United but things didn’t turn out to be so bad as Liverpool could only increase the gap by a point.

The usage of the famous Harry Maguire photo does make it very funny, but Kyle Walker should know that Liverpool did eventually manage to make the gap bigger, even if it was only with the help of a draw.

As expected the tweet has now been deleted, check out a screenshot below –

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Newcastle fans will love what these MLS fans are saying about soon-too-be new signing Miguel Almiron

Newcastle United sent shockwaves around the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Pep Guardiola’s champions at St James’s Park to leave the door wide open for Liverpool to extend their lead at the top even further when they face Leicester City later today.

After going behind just seconds into the match, Rafa Benitez did his former club a huge favour by masterminding the brilliant comeback at home to oversee what was the Geordies’ first win against the citizens in 23 meetings.

After their FA Cup fourth round exit to Watford, the Spaniard came under a lot of scrutiny from the press for his team selection but the huge win should silence some of his critics at least for the time being.

While the result on the pitch has obviously left fans elated, the work done by the club off of it should also make fans happy as MLS star Miguel Almiron is reportedly closing in on a switch to Newcastle United.

The 24-year-old set the MLS alight last season with his 12 goals playing a pivotal part as Atlanta went on to win their first MLS cup and has since been courted by a number of clubs from Europe.

The Paraguayan midfielder is expected to break the £16m club transfer record set by Michael Owen and Benitez clearly hopes Almiron will prove to be Newcastle’s “missing link” in his preferred 4-2-3-1 system.

Fans wary of the huge sums of money being outlaid on the relatively unknown star from America should definitely be encouraged after watching some of these tweets from his fans from the MLS.

After moving to the states from Argentina, the pacey youngster has notched up an impressive 21 goals in 62 appearances for Atlanta and fans were showering him with praise as he leaves the country for his big break.

Clearly a popular man in the USA. Check out these tweet from his fans:



https://twitter.com/Tim_Fontenault/status/1090454330438762497

Almiron maybe the long overdue gift for Benitez from Mike Ashley as the Spaniard contemplates his future at the club beyond this summer and the midfielder’s signing may just about convince him to prolong his stay at Tyneside.

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The gnarly scar on Ox’s leg shows what a massive recovery it has been from the Liverpool man

After managing to address key issues during the transfer window, the confidence in the Liverpool camp was just oozing out even before a ball was kicked.

With the likes of Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Shaqiri coming in, Liverpool have turned themselves into a real force this season and are challenging for major honors both domestically and in Europe.

Even the injuries haven’t slowed this side down as the Reds have kept going at full steam even with the likes of Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gini Wijnaldum joining Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines recently.

Chamberlain especially had a rough 2018 and missed out on the Champions League final after injuring his knee during the semi-final clash with Roma in April.


During his time on the treatment table, the former Arsenal man seems to have struck quite a chord with fellow crocked teammate Rhian Brewster and took to Instagram to share a photo with the youngster after a session at the club gym.

But while fans loved to see a new bromance brewing within the squad, they seemed quite shocked after noticing the huge scar on Chamberlain’s leg.

The gnarly scar is testament to the seriousness of the midfielder’s injury and to see the Ox recover ahead of schedule from such a difficult injury should definitely motivate the Reds to keep doing better on the field.

Jurgen Klopp also seemed quite delighted with his progress during a recent presser and seemed to suggest that a comeback maybe on for Oxlade-Chamberlain this season if he keeps recovering at the current pace.

After not quite hitting the heights that was expected of him at Arsenal, the England international had moved to Anfield to salvage his career and was just hitting top gear in Red when the unfortunate injury happened.

But after battling it out with such a severe setback, the Ox may return to the pitch stronger and better than before as he looks to leave his mark at the club.

Straight out of a horror movie . Check out the scary looking scar on Chamberlain’s leg here :




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(Video) This was nonchalant from Naby Keita in Liverpool training ahead of Leicester clash

Filthy back control from Naby Keita in training

After finally arriving at Anfield this summer in a deal that was finalized almost a year ago, Naby Keita was handed over the legendary Number 8 shirt and was probably expected to take the Premier League by storm by the fans.



But fast forward 8 months, the Guinean looks nowhere close to the form he showed at Leipzig and finds himself on the fringes of Klopp’s system at the moment.

While his overall game hasn’t impressed too many, the diminutive midfielder has given fans glimpses of his immense potential from time to time.

Supporters loved his sublime skills against Wolves earlier this month and the 23-year-old turned up the style once again during the preparations against Leicester City with this smooth bit of skill.

Makes it look so easy! Check out the brilliant back control from Keita here, the moment comes around 04.20 mark in the video below:



Via Reddit
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Willian dropped a filthy skill during Chelsea win last night

While it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for Willian at Stamford Bridge lately, the Brazilian looked close to his best again during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.

Following his arrival from Juventus on loan, Gonzalo Higuain stole much of the limelight before the kick-off but all eyes soon turned to Willian & Callum Hudson-Odoi with the youngster destroying the opposition with his dribbling prowess and the Brazilian fully deserving his brace.

While getting on the scoreboard was impressive in itself, it’s the flair with which the 30-year-old went about his business that really stood out, such as this incident where he absolutely took an opposition defender to town with a sick elastico after sublimely controlling a cross near the Sheffield box.

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The Marcelo Bielsa photo from Rotherham win that’s making a lot of Leeds United fans happy

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has received much love and appreciation from fans after they won 2-1 against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium. Fans were ecstatic with his display of passion inside the technical area in the last game.

This image of a “levitating” Bielsa has earned a lot of affection from Leeds fans. Some of their responses to this image are worth looking at:

Having delivered some spectacular results this season till now, Bielsa has the fans behind him.

After the ‘Spygate’ fiasco, where he received a lot of criticism from the footballing community on written and unwritten limits of ethics, the fans had his back.

Leeds United have been like a breath of fresh air in this cruel world of sports management full of mid-season sackings & social media melodrama and the reaction for this photo just sums up the kind of love fans share for their manager.