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Klopp explains reason for furious row with referee Madley during Leicester clash

Jurgen Klopp has explained that his furious row with referee Bobby Madley during Liverpool's 2-1 win over Leicester was due to the treatment dished out to Philippe Coutinho. Madley threatened to send the Liverpool boss to the stands for erupting over tackles on the Reds playmaker, first from Islam Slimani then midfielder Matty James. The Reds' German boss was furious at the challenges on the Brazilian, who continues to be linked with a big-money move to Barcelona. Klopp said: “What can I do? Write a letter saying ‘By the way, that’s a foul ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Conte demands Chelsea continue splashing the cash – or risk another disastrous title defence

Antonio Conte has demanded Chelsea back him with a major summer spree – or risk another disastrous title defence. The arrival of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid will take Chelsea’s spending to £140million but Conte maintains it is still not enough. The Blues boss wants Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, plus full-backs Alex Sandro from Juventus and Real’s Danilo. He said: “We are a great club but we are in a moment where we can’t make a mistake. “We need to improve and increase our squad and to be something important ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
De Gea will be a Man United player next season insists Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insisted David De Gea will be at Manchester United next season - and claimed the goalkeeper has no desire to join Real Madrid. Real were expected to make a fresh approach for long-time target De Gea this summer, after missing out on him on deadline day in 2015. But Mourinho said Real had not followed up their long-term interest in De Gea and that the player himself had cooled on a move back to his native Spain. “I can guarantee he’s not going this season, that I can," said Mourinho.Read MoreManchester ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Chelsea issue public apology and reprimand Kenedy after insulting China comments

Chelsea have again apologised to the people of China and say that they have strongly disciplined Kenedy following his insulting social media posts on Friday. The Brazilian was booed by Chinese fans in Beijing during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Arsenal, following the emergence of two videos on social media. One was captioned “F*** you China” and another of a sleeping security guard was tagged: “Wake up China. You idiot.” Chinese fans accused the 21-year-old of xenophobia and racism, leading to an apology from the player.Kenedy in action at the Bird's ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Toure admits it’s already make-or-break for Man City under Guardiola

Yaya Toure has admitted Manchester City’s players and boss Pep Guardiola are facing a make-or-break season - with their futures on the line. Guardiola’s much-heralded arrival at City fell flat last season, when he failed to win a trophy for the first time in his glittering managerial career. As well as ending their first season under Guardiola empty-handed, City could only manage third place in the Premier League, 14 points behind champions Chelsea. Against that backdrop, City midfielder Toure admitted the pressure is on Guardiola and his players to deliver success ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Jose Mourinho rules out Manchester United bid for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer

Jose Mourinho has ruled out Manchester United making a move for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale this summer. Bale has been a long-term target for United, who tried to hijack his £85million move to the Spanish giants in 2013 by offering £100m for him. United have again been linked with a move for Wales star Bale but, ahead of their meeting with Real in San Jose on Sunday, Mourinho ruled out any bid for him. After branding a move for Bale's Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as "mission impossible", Mourinho said Bale was never ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Juventus 1-2 Barcelona: Neymar proves his worth with US supershow

Barcelona came out on top as two of Europe's juggernauts clashed in New Jersey on Saturday evening. Juventus were the opposition but the Bianconeri were well beaten by their illustrious opponents and, in particular, Neymar. The Brazilian was in top form with the transfer saga behind his potential world record move to Paris Saint-Germain rumbling on in the background. He scored two goals in a stunning 45-minute display which will have only served to make those in the French capital more determined to get their man. Here are five things we leared... 1. The ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
David De Gea will be a Manchester United player next season insists Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insisted David De Gea will be at Manchester United next season - and claimed the goalkeeper has no desire to join Real Madrid. Real were expected to make a fresh approach for long-time target De Gea this summer, after missing out on him on deadline day in 2015. But Mourinho said Real had not followed up their long-term interest in De Gea and that the player himself had cooled on a move back to his native Spain. “I can guarantee he’s not going this season, that I can," said Mourinho.Read MoreManchester ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
England can make a statement against Spain, says ex-Lioness Yankey

Former England international Rachel Yankey believes Mark Sampson's side can see off Spain and continue their impressive start to the European Championships. England beat Scotland 6-0 in their opening fixture, and now face a shootout with the Spanish to top the group. The two sides meet on Sunday evening, and Yankey, who made 129 appearances for her country, is looking for the Lionesses to make a statement in Breda. "England's 6-0 trouncing of Scotland was the perfect start to the tournament," said Yankey, speaking on her Betfair Blog. "They ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017
Man United new boy Lindelof explains first impressions of Mourinho

Manchester United new boy Victor Lindelof believes Jose Mourinho can take his game to a new level. Lindelof, 23, joined United in a £30.75million deal during the summer, arriving from Benfica. That figure could increase by a further £8million - subject to performance-related add-ons - after United finally landed the Swedish international, a long-time target. The defender has slotted in seamlessly since pre-season got under way and believes he will flourish under Mourinho.Lindelof at United's US training base (Image: Man Utd via Getty Images) Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to playTap to play The video ...

Date Posted,July 22, 2017