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Afcon
Naby Keita playing with fire at AFCON
17:00 Friday 28th June 2019

A 3-0 loss to Barcelona in the Champions League semifinal first leg at Camp Nou was bad enough for Liverpool. Losing Naby Keita to injury midway through the match rubbed salt in the wound. Fortunately, the Reds recovered to enjoy the…

Afcon
Why Naby Keita, Guinea will win AFCON 2019
17:01 Saturday 22nd June 2019

The closest Guinea has come to winning the African Cup of Nations was a second-place finish in the 1976 tournament. Four decades on, another crop of Guinean stars are seeking to do better than their ancestors managed in Ethiopia. Although the…

Afcon
Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

Premier League
Is there a way back for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Anfield?
15:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

Having plied his trade at Arsenal for six years, during which he made close to 200 appearances, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain waved goodbye to North London two summers ago. The Portsmouth-born attacker opted to join Liverpool over Chelsea, in a £35…

Premier League
Why hasn’t Naby Keita settled at Liverpool?
15:00 Monday 1st April 2019

You often wonder where box-to-box midfielders get the energy to cover so much ground. Guys like N’Golo Kante and Fernandinho have been satirically suspected of packing a pair of AAA batteries in their shorts each time they play. Whatever…

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…

Premier League
Can Liverpool really win the Premier League?
09:00 Sunday 2nd December 2018

In the last 28 years, Liverpool has come close to winning England's top division but not quite managed it. Near misses in 2002, '09 and '14 still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Anfield's passionate fans. This season,…

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…

Opinion
Liverpool’s squad depth is too good for their own good
17:00 Friday 12th October 2018

Since Jurgen Klopp took over in 2015, Liverpool has undertaken a prominent rise in the Premier League. Last season, they made headlines when they reached Champions League final, beating Manchester City en-route. The style of football that Klopp…

Premier League
Is Fred turning out to be an unnecessary signing for Manchester United?
08:00 Sunday 2nd September 2018

Everything at Manchester United seems doomed now. Both Jose Mourinho and Edward Woodward are facing the music from all genres of the footballing world. The self-proclaimed Special One is continuously moaning. It all started on pre-season tour.…

Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig: Young squads for old men
08:00 Sunday 26th August 2018

One advantage to an 18-team league is you can start a little later than divisions with 20 clubs and enjoy an extended summer holiday. Unfortunately, die Mannschaft ‘dis-sed’ that advantage with an underwhelming performance at the…

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…

Premier League
The Premier League's midfield landscape is changing
12:00 Monday 23rd July 2018

The Premier League is the richest in the world, with the values of television as well as sponsorship deals going through the roof. With this much money, teams invest big in transfers. Last season, we saw an influx of strikers into the Top 6…

Premier League
Why Jordan Henderson is facing a fight for his place at Liverpool
09:00 Monday 16th July 2018

If anyone needed a strong World Cup this summer, it was Jordan Henderson. He may not have shone for England but he did not underperform, either. Solid would be an apt description. Defensively sound, a solid passer, full of energy Henderson…

Premier League
Liverpool's Squad Review - Who Stays and Who Goes in Midfield
15:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

While Liverpool's formidable front three receive almost all the plaudits, the foundation on which they create magic is provided by the midfield. The Reds' heavy metal football is in large part due to Jurgen Klopp's gegenpressing…