Van Dijk insists Liverpool’s patched up back four can handle Man Utd attackby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk insists Liverpool’s patched up back four can handle Manchester United’s attack today.Klopp has defensive worries after injuries to centre-backs Joe Gomez and Cameroon’s Joel Matip, but Van Dijk is confident Liverpool will be ready to keep their title tilt on track.“Joe and Joel are injured but we have been playing with Dejan Lovren as well a lot this season and I don’t think we want to change anything, just do the things that we have done almost all season” says the defender.“It’s going to be a tough game. Manchester United are a good team and they have good players up front.“But we are a very good team all over and we will be ready. I’m going to focus on that and although it’s always tough against them we will be ready on Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham, Crystal Palace battle to convince Bayern Munich striker Wagnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich striker Sandro Wagner continues to field offers from across Europe.Having found himself on the outer of Bayern coach Niko Kovac’s plans this season, Wagner has fielded interest from Schalke, West Ham and Crystal Palace.But for the moment, Wagner wants to battle it out at Bayern.”Every time I come to Säbener Strasse, I know why I’m doing it. This is my club, since childhood,” he declared.Wagner, 31, is tied to Bayern until 2020.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Fowler: Klopp will have noted Man City celebrationsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler says Jurgen Klopp will have taken positives in the aftermath of defeat at Manchester City.Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “I’m not sure too many people picked up on it at the Etihad this week, but what struck me was just how ballistic City went when they won.”I can tell you now, Jurgen Klopp noticed. And he’ll be using it to inspire and motivate his players in the title race from here on in.”I know it was a huge game, and a huge win for City. When you win like that it means so much, but the scenes at the end were still remarkable.”To see possibly the best team in world football celebrate with such relief was telling.”Liverpool lost, but Klopp will be urging them to take massive confidence from the fact that a side as big as City reacted like when beating them. He will be saying ‘that’s how good we are now’.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves make new check on IFK midfielder Alhassan Yusufby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves remain interested in IFK Gothenburg’s promising midfielder Alhassan Yusuf.The Goteborgs-Posten says Wolves have followed up their summer interest by having him scouted last week.Wolves watched Yusuf in action against IK Sirius.IFK won the game 2-1 and the 19-year-old played the entire match.Yusuf has a contract with the Swedish club to the summer of 2022.
Juan Mata against Man Utd sacking Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuan Mata does not believe that Manchester United should sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Some fans and pundits believe that Solskjaer is not good enough to turn around the fortunes of such a giant club.But Mata believes that replacing yet another manager, their fourth since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2012, would be the easy thing to do.He said to the Daily Mail: “It is the easy thing to do. “Change your manager and it can help change your mindset, but it is never a good sign.”It is much better to have a manager for 25 years and win 13 Premier Leagues.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd boss Solskjaer rules out Lingard for Newcastleby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled Jesse Lingard out of this weekend’s trip to Newcastle United.The midfielder left his team down to ten men when he hobbled off in stoppage time of the 0-0 draw with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.Speaking after the game, Solskjaer said: “Jesse Lingard felt his hamstring, I don’t think it’s too bad. “Not Newcastle but he’ll probably be ready for Liverpool.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Indiana’s Tom Crean does not appear to be handling his team’s NCAA Tournament loss to Wichita State very well. According to Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald, Crean reportedly had words for an official after the No. 10-seeded Hoosiers’ 81-76 loss to the No. 7-seeded Shockers Friday afternoon. “You suck,” Crean told the official, according to Chatelain. As the horn sounded, Tom Crean looked at official Kipp Kissinger (Nebraska native) across the floor and said, “You suck.”— Dirk Chatelain (@dirkchatelain) March 20, 2015The Hoosiers did not get the benefit of the officials’ whistle, as Indiana was called for 26 fouls compared to 17 on Wichita State. Will Crean be back in Bloomington next season?
Alabama Football: Alabama’s Nick Saban Did The Electric Slide At Daughter’s Wedding, Tried To “Learn The Wobble”
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates their 38-17 win over the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 9, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)One of the best videos we’ve ever seen was footage of Alabama head coach Nick Saban doing the Electric Slide in January 2014. Video of said dance is here. It turns out that Saban is a pretty-big fan of the dance. This morning, the Crimson Tide coach appeared on The Dan Patrick Show. During his appearance, he discussed his daughter’s wedding that took place this past weekend. Did he do any dancing? Of course he did. Nick Saban told us he did dance to the “Electric Slide” at his daughters wedding.— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) June 4, 2015Nick Saban on @dpshow. Which song made him dance at his daughter’s wedding? “Electric slide. We were out there for that.”— Zac Ellis (@ZacEllis) June 4, 2015Nick Saban just said on the @dpshow that one of his favorite dances is the electric slide. And he “tried to learn the wobble.”— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) June 4, 2015We need video of that and we need it right now.
Jarrod Bowen has welcomed talk of interest from the likes of Tottenham and Leicester, but has offered no indication he is looking for a way out of Hull City.The 22-year-old has starred in the Championship this season, netting 13 times to date.Those efforts have drawn admiring glances from the Premier League, with a player who enjoyed a 15-goal breakthrough campaign in 2017-18 considered to be ready for a step up. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Goal has revealed Spurs, who made no additions to their squad last summer, are among those keen to land a home-grown star with plenty of potential.Bowen, though, is refusing to read too much into the transfer whispers during the January window.He told Sky Sports: “There is always going to be interest in every single player when you play well, but I’ve got agents that represent me that take care of that and they didn’t say anything to me.”It is nice to see your name linked to some teams, but I am a Hull City player and as far as I’m aware it is just rumours.”For now, Bowen’s intention is to reach the top tier with the Tigers.Nigel Adkins’ side have been on a remarkable run of form since late November, going unbeaten through their last nine Championship fixtures and collecting seven wins along the way.They find themselves just four points off the play-off places and are hoping to force their way into promotion contention over the coming weeks.Bowen added: “That is everyone at this club’s aim now.”We have got out of a deep, dark hole and we are looking up. We need to go on a good run and see where it takes us.”I think we’re good enough to do it, but we will have to see how it goes.”We have been doing the same things since the start of the season, we know our game plan and our qualities, but we have just defended better and been more clinical in the final third.”I think it has all just clicked into place and we have turned in some unbelievable performances.”