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Premier League
The Mo Salah conundrum
12:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

Liverpool are on the verge of winning a league title for the first time in 29 years. Jurgen Klopp must be credited with the new lease on life at Anfield. The backroom staff helped too, completing a massive upgrade through their player…

Tactical Analysis
On Mo Salah, triple lundies and pilfered cheddar
12:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

As a football fan, do you expect referees to call matches consistently? Most would answer that question strongly in the affirmative without a second thought. They should spare a moment to think again. Although they'll loudly claim the…

Champions League
Tottenham, Liverpool can't leave it late in the Champions League knockout rounds
15:00 Monday 17th December 2018

Four matches into their Champions League group stage, an unimpressive draw against PSV Eindhoven left Tottenham poised to sink to the Europa League. In their final two games, Mauricio Pochettino's squad somehow found a way to progress…

Premier League
Will injury to key players derail Manchester City this season?
08:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

When Manchester City went unbeaten until Match Day 22 last term, many wondered whether Pep Guardiola was about to replicate Arsene Wenger’s 2004 Invincibles. Liverpool put paid to that on Match Day 23 when the football world was treated…

Opinion
Is Mo Salah hogging up all the class or isn't there enough to go around?
17:00 Sunday 9th December 2018

We like to romanticise sport. It's reassuring to believe football and other games bring out the best in mankind. Let's face it, though. It's been more than a decade since Mick Foley retired from professional wrestling and Mr Socko…

Premier League
Is Jurgen Klopp’s new system best for his Liverpool squad?
12:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

Neutrals and critics will have you believe Liverpool are not playing with the same intensity they did last season. At first, this might seem degradation even after heavy spending in the summer transfer window. But that’s not the…

Premier League
Xherdan Shaqiri proving his worth at Liverpool
13:00 Saturday 3rd November 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri made his dream move this summer. After frustrations at recently relegated Stoke City he signed with Liverpool. His ambition realised, what does this season hold for the Swiss superstar? In July, Jurgen Klopp triggered the…

Opinion
How much do international breaks weigh on top players and teams in club football?
17:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Many fans deride the international break. Their favourite players go absent, often travelling long distances to represent their countries. Unless the players belong to the fans' national team, the games hold little interest. Save for…

Premier League
Sadio Mane will be a key for Liverpool this season
15:00 Thursday 30th August 2018

Sadio Mane scored three times in the opening two games against Crystal Palace and West Ham United. He has now scored 14 goals from his last 18 appearances for Liverpool, breaking his previous best record of 11 goals. The swap from no.19…

Premier League
Premier League preview: Liverpool were just warming up last season
08:00 Wednesday 8th August 2018

Despite finishing fourth for a second consecutive year, Liverpool must consider last season a disappointment. It certainly ended with heartbreak in the Champions League final. Behind Manchester City, Liverpool were arguably the second…

World Cup
Ranking the 16 World Cup group stage exiles
17:00 Friday 29th June 2018

Can you imagine the fit that club presidents and managers would have if FIFA announced a Europa League equivalent for the World Cup? Like third-place finishers in the Champions League group stages, the World Cup group also-rans could decamp…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: There's only enough pride for one when Saudi Arabia and Egypt meet
08:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Pride is on the line as Saudi Arabia and Egypt clash on Monday. Neither side will be wanting to head home with no points on the board despite huge effort. Five other sides are in a similar situation going into matchday three, though it's…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: Will Russia be live for five again or is Egypt finally on Salah time?
12:30 Tuesday 19th June 2018

Russia answered their critics in the best way possible: on the pitch. They beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament's christening match. Failure to win in 2018 had put the Russians under immense pressure to perform. Stanislav Cherchesov's…

World Cup
World Cup Group A: Uruguay may not skip the Salah against Egypt
08:30 Friday 15th June 2018

Friendly matches are behind us now. Balls have been kicked in anger. And mis-kicked. I'm looking at you, Saudi Arabia. Russia pulled off the ultimate host nation start with a 5-0 rout of the Green Falcons. Things just got real.  Now…

World Cup
Who will win the Golden Boot at Russia 2018?
17:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

Won by Colombia’s James Rodriguez in Brazil last time out, the Golden Boot (often referred to as the Golden Shoe and confused with the Golden ball) is awarded to the player who scores the most goals. So, who will take home the prize in…