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Matip reveals Klopp rocket sparked Liverpool defence into life

Matip reveals Klopp rocket sparked Liverpool defence into life

Critics have been lining up to take shots at Liverpool’s fallible defence but centre-back Joel Matip said it was only a verbal volley from manager Jurgen Klopp which registered with the players. The knives were out after last week’s woeful 4-1 defeat at Tottenham and the Reds boss felt the need to deliver a few home truths in the lead-up ...

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Gazidis launches aggressive defence of Arsenal's transfer policy at AGM

by Carlo Campo 50m ago Ryan Pierse / Getty Images Sport / Getty Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal‘s chief executive officer, did nothing to calm the Gunners’ supporters who are worried about the future and thirsty for change. Arsenal held its annual general meeting at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, and Gazidis was heckled as he defended the Gunners’ spending and booed ...

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Mustafi's 6-week absence exposes threadbare Arsenal defence

Shkodran Mustafi is expected to miss around six weeks, adding to Arsene Wenger’s defensive woes ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford. Arsenal is already without Calum Chambers for at least another week, while vice-captain Laurent Koscielny will undergo a final fitness test on Friday to determine his availability. Left-back Sead Kolasinac, however, should shake off a hip concern. “I don’t ...

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Liverpool spoils excellent window by failing to upgrade defence

by Gordon Brunt 1h ago Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge There’s plenty reason for optimism over the crop of talent added to a Liverpool side that wasn’t short on scoring options heading into the summer. Transfer deadline day included yet another promising signing with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s arrival, as the former Arsenal man becomes the latest offensive threat to join Liverpool ...

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LISTEN: ‘We have to be ready from the first game until the end’ – Chelsea star David Luiz confident ahead of Premier League title defence

David Luiz has told talkSPORT he realised a long-held dream by winning the Premier League title with Chelsea last season, and insists the champions cannot let their form drop as they look to defend their crown. The Blues stormed to the title last season, finishing seven points clear of London rivals Tottenham in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. But ...

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Watch: Sanchez's stunning pass carves open Stoke defence for Ozil

Wenger questions Chelsea’s counter-attacking style, future success Wenger questions Chelsea’s counter-attacking style, future success epl 3d ago EPL | theScore

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How could United's injury-plagued defence shape up vs. Celta Vigo?

With Manchester United running out of time to crash the Premier League’s top-four party, Jose Mourinho’s only route to Champions League football next season could be via victory at the Swedish national stadium in Stockholm on May 24. For some, the Europa League is a booby prize recognising an ultimately unsuccessful push for England’s best quartet, and United certainly faced ...

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Why defence, not attack, will determine the fate of high-flying Monaco

Monaco knows it’s capable of scoring the goals required to overcome Manchester City and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Leonardo Jardim’s team has banged in 123 already this season, at an astonishing rate of 2.67 per game. The Ligue 1 club raised that average a little further last month at the Etihad – sticking three past Willy Caballero. In theory, ...

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Leicester backs Ranieri amid miserable title defence

Leicester City is in dire straits in recent weeks, experiencing a turn of fortune significantly worse than the one Chelsea suffered during its title defence last season. The 16th-placed Foxes have failed to score in 520 minutes of play, prompting talk that manager Claudio Ranieri could be dismissed sooner rather than later. However, Leicester made clear its position on the ...

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Leicester's title defence reaches historically bad level after latest loss

Leicester City‘s limp title defence, while entirely predictable, reached its lowest point Sunday, as the Foxes were trounced 3-0 by Southampton. The result, which came about through goals from James Ward-Prowse, Jay Rodriguez, and Dusan Tadic, leaves Claudio Ranieri’s men sitting on a mere 21 points this season; through 22 matches, only one other top-flight team has ever performed as ...

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