SADIO MANE will return to action on Saturday when Liverpool faces West Ham.The winger has missed the past five games after suffering a hamstring injury in the 89th minute of Senegal’s World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde.In a press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash Jurgen Klopp said: “Sadio trained yesterday for the first time with the team and looked really, really good.“We’ll see what we do with that. He could be ready for 20 or 25 minutes.”The 25-year old has only made five league appearances and nine total this season after serving a three-match ban for a red card he received against Manchester City.Having just made his return, Liverpool were again without their ace when he picked up the injury while on international duty.Klopp will be pleased to have the speedy winger back to full fitness with the Premier League in full swing following his blistering start to the season.With three league goals in August Mane earned the Premier … [Read more...] about Sadio Mane will return for Liverpool in Premier League clash with West Ham
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DIEGO FORLAN was a huge fans' favourite at Manchester United for his goal record against bitter rivals Manchester United.But now the Uruguayan striker is one of the Kop's biggest backers in the Premier League title race.Old Trafford supporters still have vivid memories of Forlan's double in a 2-1 victory at Anfield in the Prem in December 2002. Keep up to date with ALL the Liverpool news, gossip and transfers on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryThat moment came at the peak of Alex Ferguson's long-running, legendary spell as United boss.And now it is the rising influence of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp that makes Forlan fancy the Prem leaders so highly.The 37-year-old star of Indian Super League club Mumbai City told Emirati paper The National: "Liverpool just need to keep going and have lucky with injuries."Having no European football helps, and their players have gelled together well."They do not have a player in the class of Luis … [Read more...] about Manchester United former striker Diego Forlan reveals he’s backing Liverpool for Premier League glory
EDEN HAZARD has been named the Premier League player of the month for October - but did he deserve it ahead of his rivals?The Chelsea star scored three goals and added an assist for Antonio Conte's side, who won all four of their games without conceding.With the Italian switching to a 3-4-3 formation, Chelsea scored 11 goals in October, putting in impressive performances against Hull, Leicester, Manchester United and Southampton.Hazard got the player of the month nod, surprisingly, for the first time since joining the Blues in 2012.He won the award ahead of Blues team-mates N'Golo Kante and Diego Costa (also three goals and an assist).Chelsea followed up their strong month with a dominant 5-0 win against Everton.Hazard also won the award ahead of Stoke midfielder Joe Allen, who scored three goals and added two assists as the previously struggling Potters lifted themselves to 12th.Mark Hughes' team won three and drew one of their four matches.Liverpool won all four of their games to … [Read more...] about Eden Hazard: Chelsea star wins Premier League player of the month for October… but did he deserve it?
ROMELU LUKAKU has bagged the Premier League player of the month for March.And Andros Towsend has picked up the award for goal of the month.Lukaku scored four times in three games, becoming the first Everton player to hit the 20-goal mark in the Premier League era."I'm really happy," said Lukaku, who faces Liverpool at Saturday lunchtime in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Keep up to date with ALL the latest football news, gossip and rumours"It gives me another boost. I'm playing well at the minute and the team is doing really well."A panel comprising experts, Premier League captains and supporters chose Lukaku from a six-man shortlist including Liverpool's Gini Wijnaldum, Crystal Palace's Mamadou Sakho and Nathan Redmond of Southampton.Palace winger Townsend fended off competition from Fernando Llorente, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Robert Huth, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and Oumar Niasse to claim his prize for his solo effort against West Bromwich.Looking back on his wonder goal, … [Read more...] about Romelu Lukaku wins Premier League player of the month for March…as Andros Townsend scoops award for best goal
FOR six months they had high hopes of ending the season as champions.But right now I reckon Tottenham have got a battle on their hands to just guarantee a top-four finish.That’s how massive the loss of Harry Kane will be to them. That’s how much I believe they will struggle to cope without him. Keep up to date with ALL the TOTTENHAM news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryIt doesn’t matter if he’s out for a few weeks or the rest of the season, or whether Spurs’ upcoming games are slightly easier. They are just not the same without him.Spurs got a glimpse of life without Kane earlier this season, when they won just two of five league games when he was out and saw their Champions League dreams go up in smoke.So when he limped off with another ankle problem in Sunday’s FA Cup tie against Millwall, not even the 6-0 win could hide the feeling of gloom around White Hart Lane.Yes, I know they … [Read more...] about Harry Kane’s injury has Tottenham in a battle just to make top four let alone win Premier League title
PAUL SCHOLES rates Liverpool as title contenders - but hopes he is wrong.The Manchester United legend believes Jurgen Klopp's fourth-placed side have all the flair needed.Asked on BT Sport if the Reds have the right stuff, Scholes said: "They do to me."I was a little bit worried about them defensively but you have to say the attacking qualities they are showing at the minute, they look like they are going to score goals against anybody."But, with a nod to United's fierce rivalry with Liverpool, he added: "I hope they don't."Klopp's free-scoring entertainers peaked so far with a 5-1 romp over Hull after beating Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester.Liverpool lie a point and two places above United from six games, having scored four more Prem goals than United's 12.And Scholes' views on United's frontline contrast with his rueful praise of Liverpool.The former England midfielder was scathing after Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck to give Jose Mourinho's stutterers their first Europa … [Read more...] about Paul Scholes admits Liverpool could win Premier League as he bemoans Manchester United’s lack of quality
LIVERPOOL crashed to a shock home defeat to bottom club Swansea as Fernando Llorente struck twice to help the Welsh club to a famous win.The Spanish striker fired the Swans into a two goal lead before Liverpool fought their way back on level terms through two Roberto Firmino goals.But Gylfi Siggurdsson then snatched a third for Swansea to leave Anfield in a stunned silence at one of the biggest upsets of the season so far.SunSport brings you five things we learnt from a crucial day at both ends of the table. Keep up to date with ALL the Liverpool and Swansea news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryLiverpool can pretty much forget any thoughts of winning the Premier League this season - they just aren't good enough.Sides who win titles don't lose at home to the bottom club who have the worst defensive record in the division, and if ever there was an example why Jurgen Klopp still has work to do then this was it.By the end … [Read more...] about Liverpool 2 Swansea 3: Jurgen Klopp can forget winning Premier League, Philippe Coutinho is struggling and Swans still need to improve
ADRIAN MUTU has backed Antonio Conte to lead Chelsea to the Premier League title this season - despite his bitter legal battle past with the club.The 38-year-old retired striker spent one season with the Blues but was released in September 2004 after testing positive for cocaine.He has had an infamous legal battle with the club in the years after, and was ordered to pay them around £15m in damages for breaching his contract.Now, the Romanian legend – general manager of Dinamo Bucharest – believes Conte will bring the championship back to Stamford Bridge in his first season in charge.Mutu, speaking exclusively to SunSport, said: “Antonio Conte is a great coach, and I think he can win the Premier League with Chelsea.“Mourinho didn't start very well, and I think Conte, with Chelsea, and Klopp, with Liverpool had a better beginning of the season.“It's also Guardiola with a great squad at City. It's a very hard competition and a difficult but beautiful … [Read more...] about Chelsea news: Antonio Conte backed to win Premier League title in his first season by former Blue Adrian Mutu
CHELSEA have a 58 per cent chance of winning the Premier League for the fifth time since Roman Abramovich purchased the club in 2003. On current form the Blues will take the title comfortably after winning their 10th game on the trot with a 1-0 victory at Sunderland on Wednesday night.According to Euro Club Index Chelsea will finish six points clear ahead of closet challengers Arsenal which is already the current gap between the two London rivals.Arsenal have an 18 per cent chance of ending their 13 year wait for the Premier League title, whilst Pep Guardiola has a 11 per cent chance to be an instant success with Manchester City.Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are predicted to be in with a 10 per cent chance of taking their first ever Premier League title and become the champions of England for the first time since 1990.Tottenham have an extremely outside chance of just two per cent to take the title and will still be kicking themselves for not winning the Premier League ahead of … [Read more...] about Chelsea have a 58 per cent chance of winning Premier League while Manchester United are already out of the race
WHEN Jurgen Klopp took over from Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool chief two years ago, he promised a Premier League title within four years.Following Rodgers' claim of "judge me in three years" when he took over, many considered the German's statement to be somewhat outlandish and ill-thought-out.Speaking at his first press conference, two years ago this weekend, Klopp confidently predicted the feat.He said: "If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title."Two years in, we take a look at whether Liverpool are actually any closer to ending their Premier League drought with Klopp at the helm...KLOPP arrived in England with a reputation for implementing a "Gegenpress" style of football, chasing high up the pitch and playing at a supremely upbeat tempo.Liverpool have certainly thrived in the German boss' system.With quick wingers like Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, as well as high work-rate stars including Adam Lallana, Klopp has the right players at his … [Read more...] about Jurgen Klopp promised Liverpool a Premier League title within four years when he took over… two years into the German’s reign, are the Reds any closer?