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Liverpool Set For Quiet January Despite Losing Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s assertion that substance is more important than style takes on new significance in the post-Philippe Coutinho era. Their most creative player’s sale to Barcelona for £142million means the Reds boss has to find a way to compensate for the loss of the talents of his genuine game-changer while also ensuring his departure does not unsettle the ...

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Arsene Wenger Hoping To Add Reinforcements To Arsenal Squad This Week

Arsene Wenger expects to make progress this week in his attempts to strengthen his Arsenal squad following the humiliating FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest. Wenger made nine changes at the City Ground and his fringe players went down 4-2 to the mid-table Championship side. The Frenchman criticised his team after the holders relinquished their grip on the trophy, with ...

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Tottenham Should Not Take Harry Kane For Granted, Says Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham not to take Harry Kane’s future for granted. Kane has always maintained he is happy at Spurs but Pochettino says Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona shows there can be no room for complacency. Tottenham’s star striker underlined his value again on Sunday by scoring twice in a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon as ...

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Ross Barkley Completes Move To Chelsea From Everton

Ross Barkley has signed for Chelsea from Everton, the Premier League champions have announced. The 24-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park was due to expire at the end of the season after he rejected a new deal with the Toffees. A move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day in August did not materialise, but Barkley has now moved to Stamford Bridge ...

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Wenger Stands By Referee Remarks

Arsene Wenger stands by the controversial comments he made over the refereeing of Arsenal’s matches against West Brom and Chelsea. The Football Association has asked Wenger to provide his observations on what he said about penalty decisions which went against the Gunners in those games over the festive period. He also faces a separate FA charge relating to his behaviour ...

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West Ham's Fans Understood My Celebration, Says Spurs Star Son

Son Heung-min has admitted his silencing celebration was pointedly aimed at West Ham’s fans after his 30-yard stunner rescued a 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Wembley. After cancelling out an equally spectacular long-range strike from Pedro Obiang, the South Korean instantly ran over to the away supporters, with his index finger to his lips. Son would not go into details ...

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Dyche Admits League Takes Precedence As City Trip Looms

Sean Dyche stoked the debate about the FA Cup losing its magic but is still dreaming of an upset at Manchester City. Burnley will be backed by 7,600 fans at the Etihad Stadium for their third-round tie on Saturday and Dyche believes most of them now accept the world’s oldest knock-out competition plays second fiddle to the Premier League. “There ...

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Klopp Vows To Play Strongest Available Side In Fa Cup Derby

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is one of a couple of notable absentees but manager Jurgen Klopp insists he will play his strongest available side in the FA Cup derby with Everton. The Brazil international, along with top scorer Mohamed Salah, are both injured while the Reds boss has yet to decide whether to give the world’s most expensive defender Virgil ...

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Mourinho Says His Commitment To United Is 'total' As He Rubbishes Quit Claims

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is eyeing a contract extension at Old Trafford rather than considering his resignation. The United boss rubbished a report there are fears he is contemplating walking away at the end of the campaign – calling the claim “garbage” – with Mourinho instead keen to carry on beyond 2019. “If you want to speak about some ...

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