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Can believes Man City victory will send shockwaves around Europe ahead of Champions League return

Emre Can believes Liverpool's win over Manchester City will send shockwaves around Europe, ahead of the resumption of the Champions League next month. The Reds inflicted a first Premier League defeat on City this season with Sunday’s thrilling 4-3 win at Anfield, although Jurgen Klopp’s side still trail them by 15 points. Klopp’s side, beaten 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season, proved they can go head-to-head with City and beat the runaway Premier League leaders in a one-off game. And Can says this bodes well for Liverpool's prospects in Europe. “If ...

Date Posted,January 15, 2018
Giggs revealed he needed counselling to help him get over leaving United

Ryan Giggs has revealed he needed counselling to cope with the psychological impact of leaving Manchester United. The Old Trafford legend spent 24 years at the club as a player and another two years coaching before leaving in July 2016 when Jose Mourinho took charge. Giggs admits he feared he had become institutionalised at United when he departed. He said: “I saw a psychologist when I left United because I had been straight from school into being an apprentice. “It was the same thing every day, going into Manchester United with a structure, and ...

Date Posted,January 15, 2018
Porto’s clash with Estoril abandoned amid fears over collapse of stand

Porto's clash with Estoril was abandoned amid fears one of the stands was about to collapse. The two sides were facing off at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mot. The stadium was built in 1939 but the away stand was recently constructed. Cracks began to appear in the foundation of the stands with police and security officials urging supporters to move out of the stand. There were around 2,500 away supporters in the stand for the Portuguese top-flight clash. Spectators evacuate the stands (Image: AFP) Spectators evacuate the stands (Image: AFP) (Image: AFP) FC Porto's supporters leave ...

Date Posted,January 15, 2018
Chelsea to begin work on £1bn Stamford Bridge redevelopment after agreeing temporary lease

Chelsea Football Club have agreed a temporary lease with councillors so work on a billion pound redevelopment of Stamford Bridge can begin despite objections. A full cabinet meeting of Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council on Monday night to recommendations which make a High Court injunction invalid. The injunction was imposed when well-heeled local resident Nicholas Crosthwaite, 69, and his family argued their right to light would be impaired by the redevelopment of the famous west London stadium. The new agreement will see the council use a loophole in Section 203 of the Housing ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Bayern boss Heynckes reveals he would “give his last shirt” to sign De Bruyne

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has revealed the lengths he would go to to sign Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgium ace has been in sensational form this season and is a major part of the reason why City sit so comfortably atop of the Premier League table. De Bruyne has produced eight goals and 12 assists in all competitions so far this season. Heynckes took charge of Bayern in October after Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed by the Bundesliga side.Read MoreManchester United fans say the same thing after Cristiano Ronaldo ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Ex-coach Bennell ‘told alleged sexual abuse victim his cancer battle was payback’

Former football coach Barry Bennell described himself having cancer as "payback" in a Facebook message sent to one of his alleged victims, a court has heard. The complainant, who gave evidence from behind a screen, told Liverpool Crown Court on Monday he had met Bennell, 64, when he was scouted by him after playing football for a school team. The former Crewe Alexandra coach denies four counts of sexual assault against the alleged victim and 44 other counts of sexual abuse against 10 complainants all alleged to have taken place between 1979 ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Drone footage shows Tottenham stadium’s progress as £850m project gears up for 2018/19 season

The construction of Tottenham's new stadium gathers apace - as shown in this brilliant new drone footage. Spurs' £850million home cuts an imposing figure in the north London skyline, and its full scale is highlighted in the footage from the air, as Football.London reports. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy confirmed last week that the stadium is on schedule to open for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season. There have been some fears that the new £850m ground would not be open in time as the club had projected it would be. The ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Mkhitaryan all smiles as he looks set to be included in Man Utd squad for Stoke

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to be named in the Manchester United squad for the clash with Stoke City, despite speculation over his future. The Armenian was all smiles after arriving at the Lowry Hotel on Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old has started only two of United's last 15 matches and was substituted at half-time in United's last match - the 2-0 FA Cup win over Derby. The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder has experienced some fall from grace this term, having scored the opener in last season's Europa League final win. Mkhitaryan was bought from ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Wenger explains why Lacazette’s confidence crisis is “inevitable”

Arsene Wenger admits it is "inevitable" that Alexandre Lacazette will lose confidence if his goal drought continues. The French international has drawn a blank in each of his last nine games. Lacazette, a £52million signing last summer, has failed to find the net for Arsenal in all competitions since his consolation goal in the Gunners' 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on December 2. And he again cut a frustrated figure in the 2-1 defeat on Sunday, in a side shorn of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018
Man Utd offer Alexis Sanchez sought after shirt number in bid to tempt Arsenal star

Manchester United are willing to offer Alexis Sanchez the number seven shirt should he sign for the club this week, according to reports in Chile. The Red Devils currently lead the chase to sign the wantaway Arsenal attacker, with City holding crunch talks over whether they want to pay the Gunners' asking price, reports Manchester Evening News. Sanchez currently wears the no.7 shirt for Arsenal and, according to reports in Chile newspaper El Mercurio, United are hoping - along with a £400,000-a-week pay packet - the number can lure ...

Date Posted,January 14, 2018