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Premier League
Does internal competition fuel Liverpool's success?
08:01 Monday 13th January 2020

With 61 points from a possible 63, Liverpool are the most successful club after 21 matches in the history of Europe's top five leagues. The Reds are unstoppable right now. Champions League. UEFA Super Cup. Club World Cup. They are all in…

Premier League
Will Club World Cup exertions put the brakes on Liverpool?
12:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

Liverpool became only the second English side to win the Club World Cup after emerging champions in Qatar on Saturday.  The success came after two gruelling matches against Monterey and Flamengo in the semi-final and final of the competition…

Premier League
Is Jurgen Klopp fashioning a new Liverpool dynasty?
09:00 Saturday 14th December 2019

It's a wonderful time to be a Liverpool fan. The football is great. What's more, the results are amazing. The reigning European champions are virtually unstoppable. Jurgen Klopp is leading a revolution at Anfield. In addition,…

Premier League
What must Southampton do to survive relegation?
12:01 Wednesday 4th December 2019

Under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton inhabited the top half of the Premier League table. Under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrini, Mark Hughes, caretaker Kelvin Hughes and Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Saints perpetually struggle to…

Afcon
Why Sadio Mane deserves African Player of the Year award
09:01 Tuesday 26th November 2019

Sadio Mane's rise to prominence coincides with Liverpool's. After dominating English football and even the continent in the years gone by, the Anfield side became a shadow of its former self for almost a decade. The football was…

Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

Premier League
Have Liverpool already ended the Premier League title race?
19:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

At the season's start, the overwhelming opinion was clear. Manchester City would look to defend their title with the only realistic challenge coming from European champions, Liverpool. Some touted Tottenham Hotspur as an outside chance…

Champions League
Is Raheem Sterling Manchester City's MVP?
08:00 Friday 4th October 2019

When Pep Guardiola moved to Manchester City three seasons ago, long-suffering fans anticipated good times. His success at Barcelona and Bayern Munich promised as much. But not even the most optimistic Sky Blue fan could dream their…

Football
Why the FIFPro World XI continues to annoy everyone
12:00 Tuesday 1st October 2019

Among the most prestigious accolades a footballer can receive is to be named among the FIFPro World XI. Sadly, not many players ever get to receive that honour. It explains why footballers and fans become highly incensed when a player…

Premier League
Is Klopp's friendly competitiveness a recipe for Liverpool's sucesss?
12:31 Monday 30th September 2019

The Liverpool juggernaut doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As fans remain cautiously optimistic about finally breaking the three-decade-long curse, others are left wondering who can actually stop them? At this stage,…

Premier League
Is it finally Liverpool's year?
19:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

'This is their year' is a longstanding jibe often used to poke fun at Liverpool fans. Although Virgil van Dijk finished as runner-up at last night's FIFA's 'Best' awards ceremony, the Red half of Merseyside is loving…

Premier League
Is it Firmino's turn to be Liverpool MVP in 2019/20?
12:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

When Jurgen Klopp opted against signing a new striker in the summer, he received groans from Liverpool fans. Of course, demanding an added layer to their near perfection, perhaps a top-quality frontman would give the German leverage…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Premier League
Can Harry Maguire be Manchester United's VVD?
16:01 Sunday 11th August 2019

Spending astronomically to sign players is now the transfer market norm. According to Transfermarkt, the Premier League spent just shy of £1.4 billion before their window closed. With the UEFA window open until 2 September, La Liga…