Sturridge prepared to fight for his place in Liverpool squad

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has revealed he is prepared to fight for his place in Jurgen Klopp’s team. Sturridge scored two goals in nine Premier League appearances for the Reds in 2017-18 before being loaned out to West Brom for the second half of the season. Sturridge says pre-season is…

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Shaw – I want to be the first name on United teamsheet

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw wants to be the first name on the teamsheet as he looks to win over manager Jose Mourinho. The 23-year-old only started eight Premier League matches last season, while Shaw was publicly criticised by Mourinho during the 2017-18 campaign with Ashley Young preferred in the…

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Tevez tells Lionel Messi not to retire from international football

Carlos Tevez has told Lionel Messi not to retire from international football following Argentina’s chaotic World Cup in Russia. Messi and Argentina were eliminated by eventual champions France in the last 16 at Russia 2018 as Jorge Sampaoli later departed. Tevez urged Argentina to do more to ensure the country’s…

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Ibrahimovic – Pogba silenced his doubters with his World Cup performances

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his former Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba silenced his doubters with his performances in France’s successful World Cup campaign. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Russia on Sunday to clinch their second World Cup title, with Didier Deschamps’ men looking solid – if not spectacular – throughout their…

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Zola returns to Premier League club as assistant to Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola has returned to the Premier League club as assistant to new head coach Maurizio Sarri. The former Italy forward spent seven years at Stamford Bridge between 1996 and 2003, making 312 appearances and scoring 80 goals. “For me it is an amazing thing,” he told Chelsea’s…

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Gomez steps down as Panama head coach after World Cup

Hernan Dario Gomez has stepped down as Panama head coach after leading the Central American nation at their maiden World Cup. Panama reached Russia 2018 in a dramatic final round of qualifying matches, with Roman Torres’ late goal downing rivals Costa Rica as the United States lost to Trinidad and…

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Emery is the best signing Arsenal have made so far – Pires

Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes new manager Unai Emery is the best signing the club have made in the close-season. Emery arrived at Emirates Stadium in May as the replacement for Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s 22-year spell at the helm came to an end. He has brought in five new players,…

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