Ian Wright admits he ‘hated’ Alan Shearer when the pair were in the Premier League because of how good a goalscorer he was

3 Apr

Ian Wright has admitted he ‘hated’ Alan Shearer when they were both still playing because of how good he was in front of goal. The pair are firm friends now and have covered plenty of international tournaments alongside one another as pundits, but a professional rivalry used to exist between the pair. Wright managed to […]

From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to John Stones – Pep Guardiola’s worst signings with Barcelona and Man City

3 Apr

Many managers out there must envy Pep Guardiola, who’s had the privilege of working with some of the best players of all time. This isn’t to say he doesn’t deserve it. He definitely does as he’s one of the best managers at all time. But no matter how good a manager you are, no one […]

From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to John Stones – Pep Guardiola’s worst signings with Barcelona and Man City

3 Apr

Many managers out there must envy Pep Guardiola, who’s had the privilege of working with some of the best players of all time. This isn’t to say he doesn’t deserve it. He definitely does as he’s one of the best managers at all time. But no matter how good a manager you are, no one […]

Liverpool kids who didn’t make the grade, including Jordon Ibe, the winger tipped to be ‘better than Raheem Sterling’

3 Apr

It’s more difficult than ever for a young player to establish themselves at a top side, especially if you’re at one of the world’s most popular clubs. But the ones who do make it have the potential to be something special, with the Liverpool’s academy producing stunning players in the past. In the Premier League […]

Liverpool kids who didn’t make the grade, including Jordon Ibe, the winger tipped to be ‘better than Raheem Sterling’

3 Apr

It’s more difficult than ever for a young player to establish themselves at a top side, especially if you’re at one of the world’s most popular clubs. But the ones who do make it have the potential to be something special, with the Liverpool’s academy producing stunning players in the past. In the Premier League […]

Jordan Henderson pinpoints exact moment Jurgen Klopp turned Liverpool from flops into a team who would soon become European and world champions

3 Apr

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson revealed how Jurgen Klopp has changed the mentality of the players at Anfield and pinpointed the exact moment the German was able to do so. A 2-2 home draw with Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion in December 2015 perhaps perfectly encapsulated exactly where the Reds were at that exact moment. They […]

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson organising a Premier League coronavirus crisis fund to raise millions for NHS

3 Apr

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has organised a fund from Premier League players that is set to raise millions of pounds for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. The England midfielder has spent this week calling around to the other captains of top flight clubs, asking players to come together and donate money to support health […]

Coronavirus: Manchester United captain Harry Maguire asks entire Red Devils squad to donate 30 per cent of their wages to charity

3 Apr

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has asked all his teammates to donate 30 per cent of their wages to charity in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Mirror Sport claim that the England international has contacted the entire Man United squad with this heartwarming request – and all the players are firmly on board with his […]

Carlos Tevez claims top footballers can live for a YEAR without being paid as Premier League players are urged to accept wage cuts during coronavirus pandemic

3 Apr

Former Manchester United and Man City forward Carlos Tevez believes high-earning footballers should offer to reduce their wages to help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many footballers all over Europe, the Boca Juniors star is on lockdown after the domestic season in Argentina was suspended. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid players have all […]

Confirmed summer transfers, including Ziyech at Chelsea, Kyle Walker replacement at Man City, Helder Costa to Leeds and new Iniesta at Barcelona

3 Apr

The end of the 2019/20 season is yet to come into sight due to the Coronavirus pandemic but already transfers have been agreed for next season. Penned in to happen on July 1, numerous footballers are still due to swap clubs despite the ongoing situation around the globe. There is talk players could remain with […]

‘Bruno Fernandes can be Manchester United’s new Paul Scholes’, says Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson

3 Apr

Legendary Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has high, high hopes for Bruno Fernandes and claims he can be the club’s new Paul Scholes. The Portugal international has made a tremendous impact at Old Trafford since his arrival from Sporting CP in January. His £47million initial transfer fee looks a bargain, too, having almost single-handedly revitalised […]

Andros Townsend EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Palace ace claims Premier League players have been ‘painted as villains’ during coronavirus pandemic

3 Apr

Andros Townsend has told talkSPORT footballers are being ‘painted as villains’ amid growing calls for big-money Premier League players to accept wage cuts during the coronavirus pandemic. Townsend’s former club Tottenham became the second top-flight side to furlough employees earlier this week using the government’s scheme, following Newcastle’s lead in reducing the salaries of non-playing […]

Mike Ashley urged to finally ‘get out’ of Newcastle United while Premier League is halted due to coronavirus

3 Apr

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is facing fresh calls from supporters to leave the club during this Premier League blackout, following his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Toon Army have been given a renewed hope that a new era at St James’ Park could be on the horizon. Reports on Tyneside this week have […]

UEFA insists cancelling competitions due to coronavirus is ‘last resort’… as Belgium stop Jupiler Pro League with Club Brugge to be crowned champions

3 Apr

UEFA has branded cancelling the 2019/20 season due to coronavirus a ‘last resort’ after Belgium made the ‘premature’ decision to end its leagues. The Jupiler Pro League – the highest division of football in Belgium – on Thursday concluded its campaign with current standings declared final. This resulted in Club Brugge being crowned champions as […]

Premier League season to be cancelled? ‘I wouldn’t be shocked if that is where we end up’, says top sports reporter

3 Apr

Could the Premier League be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic? According to Martin Lipton, the Sun’s chief sports reporter, it could go that way and he ‘wouldn’t be shocked’ if that decision is made over the coming months. All professional football in England is suspended until April 30 at the earliest because of the […]

Neymar makes donation to aid fight against coronavirus… but did it privately as he didn’t want to promote himself

3 Apr

Celebrities from all across the globe have been donating to aid the fight against coronavirus. There have been over 1million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 50,000 deaths due to the disease. The rich and famous have been donating their money to the cause, and sportsmen are no different. Earlier this week Norwich’s […]

Gary Neville hits back at Matt Hancock’s attack on Premier League players, but Manchester United legend faces backlash for defending rich stars

3 Apr

Gary Neville found himself in the centre of a public backlash on Thursday night after he hit back at Matt Hancock’s jibe at Premier League players and defended the rich stars. The owners and players at some top flight clubs have come under fire this week after several sides placed their non-playing staff on furlough, […]

Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne says 2020/21 season CANNOT be compromised just to finish current Premier League campaign

3 Apr

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne says the current Premier League season MUST be cancelled to prevent any delay to the 2020/21 campaign. Top-flight clubs will stage their latest meeting on Friday, in which the suspension of English leagues due to the coronavirus crisis looks certain to be extended again. With the season set to […]

Club propose finishing Premier League season in China… but one chief executive blasts ‘crazy idea’ and expects ‘firm rejection’

3 Apr

An outlandish proposal has been put forward by one Premier League club to finish the suspended 2019/20 season over 5,000 miles away… in China. All professional football in England is currently on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, and action won’t resume until April 30 at the earliest. That proposed return date – only 27 […]

Ally McCoist EXCLUSIVE: talkSPORT favourite urges clubs to follow Rangers’ past model and take pay cuts to save jobs amid coronavirus pandemic

3 Apr

talkSPORT favourite Ally McCoist has called for Premier League stars to follow the lead Rangers took when they were in administration in 2012 and save the jobs of non-playing staff in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Gers legend was in charge of the Scottish Premiership giants during their period of financial crisis eight […]

PFA say players will have to share ‘financial burden’ of coronavirus pandemic in lengthy statement as they reject claims they’re blocking footballers’ wage deferrals

2 Apr

The Professional Footballers’ Association has said that players will have to share the ‘financial burden’ of the coronavirus pandemic, hitting back at reports that they’ve blocked footballers’ wage deferrals. The union confirmed in a lengthy statement on Thursday evening that top-flight stars will need to be ‘flexible’ to ‘secure the long-term future of their own […]

Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker slams Premier League side’s decision to slash wages of non-playing staff amid coronavirus pandemic

2 Apr

Gary Lineker has his hit out at his former club Tottenham for their decision to furlough 550 members of their non-playing staff amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tottenham are among four Premier League clubs to announce a furlough of behind-the-scenes staff – which involves a reduction in their salaries to 80 per cent – whilst their […]

Kia Joorabchian EXCLUSIVE: Philippe Coutinho’s agent says none of his clients are against taking pay cut amid coronavirus pandemic

2 Apr

Philippe Coutinho’s representative, Kia Joorabchian, has told talkSPORT that none of his high-profile clients have vetoed their wages being cut amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier League clubs such as Tottenham and Newcastle have come under fire for furloughing their off-field staff, while top-flight stars have remained on full pay. Norwich, meanwhile, have agreed to donate […]

From Mario Balotelli to Dejan Lovren… Liverpool made some terrible signings under Brendan Rodgers

2 Apr

Once upon a time, Liverpool were a laughing stock in the transfer market. It’s hard to believe now as manager Jurgen Klopp and the club’s sporting director Michael Edwards have worked together excellently at recruiting the right players to make Liverpool one of the best clubs in the world. However, pre-Klopp and Edwards, Liverpool’s signings […]