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Riise hits out at Lovren as Liverpool fans call on Klopp to take him off against Hoffenheim

John Arne Riise was among the Liverpool fans who hit out at Dejan Lovren for his performance in the first half against Hoffenheim. The Croatian defender isn't particularly loved by Reds supporters, but for the most part he seems to be in Jurgen Klopp's good books. However, Lovren and Alberto Moreno looked far from convincing as Hoffenheim put the ball past Simon Mignolet to make it 3-1 on Wednesday night. Moments after the ball hit the back of the net, Reds fans began calling for their boss to take the player off and ...

Date Posted,August 23, 2017
DAVID MADDOCK: Coutinho is a kind, decent man… but his actions of the last few weeks risk tainting that image

It took Philippe Coutinho 15 months after arriving at Anfield to sit down, face to face, with the English media. Even then, he required the services of an interpreter, and was painfully shy as he haltingly answered questions about his background in Brazil, his dreams... and his tattoo. It says "Never Stop Dreaming", in English, not Portuguese, and he suggested then it reflected his aims and ambitions for Liverpool, the club where he felt so much at home. The impression from that first real meeting with the national media in his adopted country, ...

Date Posted,August 23, 2017
Burnley’s Westwood tackles Blackburn pitch invader who attacked team-mate in tense derby

Jack Cork was attacked by an invading Blackburn fan in the Lancashire derby grudge match at Ewood Park. The Burnley midfielder was celebrating his opener in Burnley’s 2-0 win over their bitter local rivals when the thug raced onto the pitch and grabbed him by the throat. But the pitch invader got a shock when players from both teams turned on him and wrestled him to the ground. The stewards were initially quite slow to react, but pictures showed a steward wrestling the man to the ground moments later before escorting him off ...

Date Posted,August 23, 2017
Ronaldo’s appeal against five-game ban dismissed by Spanish authorities

Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal against his five-match ban for two yellow cards and pushing the referee has been thrown out by the Spanish Disciplinary Committee for Sports (TAD). The appeal committee has backed up La Liga's punishment, after they upheld the initial ban. Ronaldo was handed a one match ban for his red card in the Spanish Super Cup first leg against Barcelona and a further four games, the minimum for contact with an official. The committee said "the push the referee makes a record of can be seen in images of the ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
Wenger slams transfer market as he hints Arsenal’s summer business is done

Arsene Wenger suggested Arsenal's business in the transfer window is now complete after claiming he is "very pleased" with the purchases made. This summer the Gunners boss broke the club's record transfer fee by landing £52million forward Alexandre Lacazette from Ligue 1 giants Lyon. Wenger also brought in Bosnian left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free, in a transfer window in which Premier League side's parted with more than £1billion. Arsenal's rivals Manchester United spent £75million on Romelu Lukaku, while Chelsea bought Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for £67million. Arsenal spent £52m to land Alexandre ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
Rodgers backs Celtic ‘fighters’ to be in Champions League beyond Christmas

Brendan Rodgers admitted Celtic were on the ropes - but he’s backing his fighters to battle in the Champions League beyond Christmas. The Hoops boss had to endure a nerve-shredding evening as Astana threatened to do the unthinkable in Kazakhstan. They clinched their place in Thursday’s draw for the group stage after their 4-3 defeat gave them an 8-4 aggregate win. But it was far from straight forward as Celts suffered a second half siege and were 4-1 down before Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths settled the nerves. Rodgers said: “The first thing was ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
West Ham boss Bilic STILL livid with Arnautovic four days after sending off

Slaven Bilic is still “fuming” with record signing Marko Arnautovic — almost four days after his red card shame against Southampton. Arnautovic was sent off in the first half of West Ham ’s 3-2 defeat at St Mary’s for a sickening forearm smash on Saints defender Jack Stephens. And despite numerous apologies from the Austrian signed from Stoke this summer for £25million, who will now miss Wednesday night’s banana skin Carabao Cup tie at League Two Cheltenham through suspension, Bilic’s blood was still boiling on Tuesday. And the helpless desk in front of ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
Lukaku Instagram account ‘hacked as Manchester United star trolls Ronaldo’

Romelu Lukaku appeared to have his Instagram 'hacked' on Tuesday night. Images have circled showing the Manchester United star's page completely taken over. The striker's display picture changed and approximately 15 pictures were uploaded for 'epmuusic'. The 24-year-old's Instagram also 'trolled' Cristiano Ronaldo. The Real Madrid star penned an emotional tweet regarding his recent court battle, only for the Lukaku to comment, 'Messi is better' on the post. Images of a snapchat account for 'Matt Walker' were also 'uploaded' to the page.Read MoreBarcelona announce signing of Angel Di Maria ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
Neymar vs Barca bitter war of words continues as Brazilian vows to fight law suit

Neymar is to fight a claim by Barcelona for compensation following his move to Paris St Germain and has also promised to battle his old club for part of his 2016 contract renewal premium which he claims has not be paid. The Brazil forward left the Nou Camp this month for a world-record £200.6million, joining PSG in a move that more than doubled the previous highest fee. The Spanish club said on Tuesday they were pursuing damages from Neymar for what they allege to be a "breach ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017
Chelsea insist Conte is staying as betting odds tumble and Tuchel talk intensifies

Chelsea insist that Antonio Conte is going nowhere, despite speculation linking Thomas Tuchel with the manager's job at Stamford Bridge. The German coach who parted company with Borussia Dortmund in the summer, is reportedly being lined up as a potential replacement for Conte. According to SportBild, the Blues have sought out the German coach, amid suggestions Antonio Conte and club officials are continuing to clash heads. Chelsea say he's going nowhere (Image: Rex Features)Conte has been outspoken on the club’s summer spending, having failed to land a number ...

Date Posted,August 22, 2017