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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glen Johnson’s amazing gesture to keep local golf club afloat during coronavirus crisis – ‘We need to support them’

2 Apr

Glen Johnson has revealed he and a group of golf-loving friends have pledged to help fund the wages of staff at their local golf club to keep it afloat during the coronavirus crisis. While some Premier League footballers have been criticised for their lack of action while employees at their clubs have been furloughed, the […]

Manchester United legend Gary Neville offers fascinating insight into Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘three-category’ transfer policy and pinpoints similarities with Pep Guardiola

2 Apr

Gary Neville has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson had a three-category transfer policy that brought him so much success at Manchester United – and this philosophy has been likened to Pep Guardiola’s. Legendary Scot Ferguson transformed the Red Devils into one of the most successful clubs in history by using talent from the club’s academy […]

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol warned Daniel Levy NOT to sell ‘leader’ Christian Eriksen

2 Apr

Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has revealed he warned Daniel Levy that Spurs would regret selling Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international’s long-standing transfer saga finally came to an end in January, with Eriksen joining Serie A giants Internazionale after a six-and-a-half-year stint in north London. The 28-year-old playmaker left Tottenham six months before he would […]

Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud feud: What has been said? Why does Benzema not play for France? Who has most international goals?

2 Apr

Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud have been at loggerheads recently with a bitter feud emerging between the pair. Les Bleus won the World Cup in Russia two years ago and then-Arsenal forward Giroud played a key role in helping his country claim glory. Real Madrid star Benzema was not involved in France’s success and has […]

Club Brugge to be crowned Belgian champions with league chiefs to scrap rest of campaign because of coronavirus

2 Apr

The Jupiler Pro League in Belgium looks likely to become the first top-flight football division in Europe to be scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the sporting world, with English football suspended until at least April 30 as the world battles the deadly disease. Several European leagues […]

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford names Ronaldinho as the one player he would have loved to have played with

2 Apr

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has named Brazil icon Ronaldinho as the one player he would have loved to have played with in his career. Ronaldinho is considered one of the most skilful and entertaining players football has ever seen, playing instrumental roles in two of the most successful teams of a generation – Brazil and […]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp identified as long-term successor to Joachim Low as Germany eye up future manager

2 Apr

Liverpool’s plans to build a dynasty under Jurgen Klopp have come under threat with Germany reportedly earmarking the Reds boss as the long-term successor to incumbent manager Joachim Low. Klopp is one of the hottest properties in management after steering the Reds to Champions League glory last season and guiding them to within only six […]

Norwich City players, manager and owners donate percentage of salaries to help those impacted by coronavirus – raising over £200,000

2 Apr

Norwich City have made a classy gesture by agreeing to donate more than £200,000 towards the fight against coronavirus – from the wages of the club’s top earners. The Premier League club have announced their players, manager Daniel Farke and their owners and directors will all donate a percentage of their salaries to help those […]

Manchester United’s academy continues to produce stars like Greenwood and Rashford, but which big talents failed to make the grade?

2 Apr

Manchester United are renowned for promoting talented youngsters in their first-team – but not all academy graduates make the grade. The Class of ’92 are a prime example of that, setting the Red Devils up to dominate English football on all fronts for many years, while others from that crop failed to feature. While United […]