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EPL Talk - Sun May 27 6:39 PM
London (AFP) – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is “confident” of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah was forced off in tears during the first half of the 3-1 loss in Kiev on Saturday, sparking fears he would...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 5:12 PM
London (AFP) – Police are investigating after Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media after his costly mistakes condemned his side to a painful Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Karius was responsible for two of Real’s goals...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 12:05 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Georginio Wijnaldum admits Mohamed Salah’s devastating shoulder injury was the decisive moment in Liverpool’s painful Champions League final loss to Real Madrid. Jurgen Klopp’s side had made a strong start to Saturday’s showdown in Kiev before Salah was forced off midway through the...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 11:56 AM
Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool was nursing a collective hangover on Sunday after two costly blunders from Loris Karius and a damaging injury to star striker Mohamed Salah condemned the Reds to Champions League misery against Real Madrid. “Sore, bitter, disappointed, ” said street sweeper Tony Peters...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 11:20 AM
London (AFP) – Heart-broken Loris Karius has apologised to Liverpool’s shattered stars after his costly mistakes condemned the Reds to defeat in the Champions League against Real Madrid. Karius gifted Real a 3-1 victory in Kiev on Saturday as he threw the ball against Madrid striker Karim Benzema...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 11:14 AM
Kiev (AFP) – A thrilling run to a first Champions League final for 11 years put Liverpool back among the European elite, but a painful 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev exposed frailties that still need eradicating — and top of the list in a new goalkeeper. Most frustrating of all for Liverpool m...
EPL Talk - Sun May 27 12:40 AM
This season, Liverpool made it all the way to the UEFA Champions League Final. And after taking a break for the World Cup, the Reds will be heading to the United States for a summer tour against glamor opposition. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team will face three of the most exciting teams in Europea...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 11:20 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Mohamed Salah’s injury that forced him off in the first half of the Champions League final on Saturday was “serious”. “It is a serious injury. He is in hospital for an X-ray. It is either the collarbone or the shoulder itself, ” Klopp said...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 11:20 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Devastated Jurgen Klopp admitted he was shell-shocked by Loris Karius’s costly mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid on Saturday. Liverpool goalkeeper Karius played a huge role in his side’s misery in Kiev as he gifted Madrid two goals. The 24-...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 11:10 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool was a city in despair on Saturday night after dreams of Champions League glory were dashed as blunders from Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius handed Real Madrid a 3-1 final victory. When the final whistle blew in Kiev, one of the 30, 000 fans assembled to watch the match li...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 10:30 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Gareth Bale hinted he will consider leaving Real Madrid after the Wales star inspired their 3-1 Champions League triumph over Liverpool with one of the greatest goals ever scored in the final. Bale blasted an astonishing overhead kick to put Real ahead in the 64th minute and sealed t...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 10:21 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday. Here are three things we learned from Real’s 13th European Cup triumph: Tearful Salah rocks Reds When Mohamed Salah slumped to the turf holding his shoulder for the second time in a matter of minutes, t...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 10:00 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Gareth Bale came off the bench to score twice, including one of the all-time great goals in a Champions League final, as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday to take the trophy for the third year running. Bale’s jaw-dropping overhead kick in the 64th minute put Real 2-1...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 8:45 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool suffered the loss of 44-goal top scorer Mohamed Salah to injury as Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev was goalless at half-time. The Egyptian forward was forced off by a shoulder injury on 31 minutes after a tangle with Real defender Sergio Ramos,...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 8:35 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool’s hopes of landing a sixth European Cup were landed a huge blow as 44-goal top-scorer Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury after just 30 minutes of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid. Egyptian winger Salah, who has won a plethora of individ...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 5:25 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool fans were dreaming of Champions League glory as they turned their city into a sea of red ahead of the hotly-anticipated showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday. After a week dominated by the frustration of Liverpool supporters who were unable to travel to the Ukr...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 4:57 PM
Today, Liverpool and Real Madrid will do battle to decide the winner of the 2018 UEFA Champions League. Liverpool, the tournament surprise package, enter the final looking for their first Champions League trophy since their famous 2005 triumph in Istabul and the failed attempt in 2007. Last year,...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 1:10 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has challenged his players to stop Real Madrid lifting a third consecutive Champions League trophy on Saturday and show fans that winning “big things” is still in the club’s DNA. With a record 12 titles to their name and winners of the past two editions...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 3:27 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Real Madrid vs. Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final, you’ve come to the right place. The biggest club match on the planet features the best team in Spain against England’s most successful team in European competition in a herculean battle be...
EPL Talk - Sat May 26 2:35 AM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool will attempt to end Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s recent dominance in the Champions League when the sides meet in Saturday’s final in Kiev, with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp insisting experience is not everything. The goals of Mohamed Salah have helped the English side r...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 11:05 PM
Kiev (AFP) – The two highest scoring sides in this season’s Champions League face off for the title when defending champions Real Madrid and Liverpool go head-to-head in Kiev on Saturday (1845GMT). With goals seemingly guaranteed in the Ukrainian capital, AFP Sports looks at the key matchups wher...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 8:03 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp expressed his admiration for Zinedine Zidane a day before he leads Liverpool into the Champions League final hoping to stop the French legend’s Real Madrid side from winning the trophy for a third year in succession. Zidane has led Real to victory in each of the last two...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 8:01 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool’s mayor said his bid to get stranded football fans to Kiev for the Champions League final against Real Madrid failed on Friday after he was unable to find crew for back-up planes. “We regret to say that we have been unable to achieve a resolution that will satisfy everyon...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 6:11 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool’s mayor says his bid to get stranded football fans to Kiev for the Champions League final against Real Madrid is “really not looking good” after he was unable to find a crew for a back-up plane. Hundreds of supporters face missing the showpiece match in Ukraine after oper...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 6:01 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp is in no doubt that Zinedine Zidane has shown himself to be as good a coach as he was during a wonderful playing career, as the two men prepare to lead their Liverpool and Real Madrid sides into Saturday’s Champions League final. “If a lot of people think Zinedine Zidane...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 5:25 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said Friday he was “working really hard” to help football fans who face missing the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev due to a flights fiasco. Around 1, 000 fans were left stranded when operator Worldchoice Sports cancelled three flight...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 5:00 PM
The whole world will be watching Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. And if you live in the United States and want to watch the game with Spanish-language announcers, there’s only one place you can see it: ESPN Deportes. While many of us will be looking forwa...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 4:05 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson urged his team-mates to take “one more step” to write themselves into the club’s storied history in European competition by winning the Champions League for a sixth time on Saturday. To do so Liverpool must end Real Madrid’s reign as European champi...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 12:50 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool and Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian striker whose goals took his side to the Champions League final, hope their brand of attacking football can prevent Real Madrid from becoming kings of Europe for the third year in a row on Saturday. The Spanish giants have seen the Champions...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 12:00 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah admitted it would be “a dream” to cap a sensational debut season at Anfield by ending Real Madrid’s European reign in Saturday’s Champions League final. However, Salah says he would be happy if Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane grabs the goal that takes the Red...
EPL Talk - Fri May 25 6:55 AM
Kiev (AFP) – “We’ve won it five times, ” Liverpool supporters sing to celebrate their five European Cup final victories, but Jurgen Klopp, manager of the English giants, is attempting to end a very different run of results in Saturday’s Champions League final. Klopp has lost his last five finals,...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 11:31 PM
Kiev (AFP) – “We’ve won it five times, ” Liverpool supporters sing to celebrate their five European Cup final victories, but Jurgen Klopp, manager of the English giants, is attempting to end a very different run of results in Saturday’s Champions League final. Klopp has lost his last five finals,...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 11:31 PM
Kiev (AFP) – A thrilling run inspired by Mohamed Salah has taken Liverpool to Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev against Real Madrid, where now Jurgen Klopp’s side must stop the Spanish giants from winning the trophy for the third year running. Real have seen this as their competition ever...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 11:07 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid will be targeting their fourth Champions League success in five years on Saturday as they go up against Liverpool in the final in Kiev. Here, we look at how Real held their nerve at the last stage to lift the cup in 2014, 2016 and 2017. 2013-14: Real Madrid 4-1 Atletico...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 5:00 PM
It’s never too early to start making your plans for this Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. And never before have there been so many options to watch the one of the most competitive club games on the planet — especially if you’re a cord cutter. Here’s our gu...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 4:30 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Real Madrid fans have returned 1, 000 tickets for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool as spiralling accommodation and travel costs deter supporters from travelling to Kiev. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the tickets could not be resold to Liverpool fans for se...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 12:30 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool have complained to the “highest levels” of European football governing body UEFA as spiralling accommodation and travel costs threaten to turn the Champions League final against Real Madrid into a nightmare for fans. Thousands of supporters from England and Spain will con...
EPL Talk - Thu May 24 11:22 AM
London (AFP) – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says a rousing speech by manager Jurgen Klopp following defeat in the Europa League final laid the foundations for their exhilarating Champions League run. The England midfielder said he has inspired by the manager’s motivational words after the b...
EPL Talk - Wed May 23 11:17 PM
Kiev (AFP) – Real Madrid can become the first side in 42 years to win three consecutive European Cups when the Spanish giants take on Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final. Moreover, victory in Kiev would secure Madrid’s fourth European crown in five seasons. Here, AFP Sports looks at ot...
EPL Talk - Wed May 23 11:17 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – At just 19 years of age, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a daunting task of stopping five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev. But the fresh-faced right-back isn’t overawed by the prospect and believes he can even...
EPL Talk - Wed May 23 11:00 PM
Kiev (AFP) – In an age when individual awards are given ever greater importance, Saturday’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool — and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah — could determine the winner of the next Ballon d’Or. After all, Ronaldo has won the prestigious prize on...
EPL Talk - Wed May 23 10:35 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – At just 19 years of age, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold faces a daunting task of stopping five-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo in Saturday’s Champions League final in Kiev. But the fresh-faced right-back isn’t overawed by the prospect and believes he can even...
EPL Talk - Wed May 23 3:20 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool great Ian Rush says Mohamed Salah has outshone Champions League final opponent Cristiano Ronaldo during an incredible record-breaking season. The Egyptian forward goes into Saturday’s showpiece against defending champions Real Madrid in Kiev needing an unlikely four goals...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 11:55 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale’s relationship with Zinedine Zidane will come to a crossroads when Real Madrid play Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday. The pair have not seen eye-to-eye for some time, ever since Zidane jettisoned the Welshman for Real’s last 16 first leg game at home...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 11:25 PM
London (AFP) – Goalkeepers Loris Karius of Liverpool and Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas have the onerous task of keeping the score down when the two most prolific sides in the Champions League this season meet in Saturday’s final in Kiev. Spearheaded by the free-scoring Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 4:30 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Toni Kroos has warned his Real Madrid team-mates they are in for a rough ride against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday. Kroos knows better than most what it means to face an opponent coached by Klopp, having gone up against Borussia Dortmund seven...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 12:20 PM
Madrid (AFP) – When Liverpool last beat Real Madrid to win the European Cup, Terry McDermott was the tournament’s top scorer and neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Mohamed Salah were even born. The 1981 final at the Parc des Princes in Paris, decided by Alan Kennedy’s late goal, earned Liverpool a thi...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 11:53 AM
London (AFP) – Wales manager Ryan Giggs has warned Liverpool that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale can make the difference in the Champions League final. Bale is not certain to start Saturday’s showdown in Kiev, despite scoring five goals in four La Liga games for the reigning European champions....
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 11:53 AM
Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane has told Liverpool his Real Madrid team are hungrier than ever to win the Champions League, despite clinching the title in three of the last four years. Real are gunning for an unprecedented third consecutive success in the competition on Saturday while Liverpool h...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 11:50 AM
London (AFP) – Sadio Mane says he is a “lucky boy” to play alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in Liverpool’s devastating forward line as he bids to sink Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The Liverpool forward has struck 19 times this season and wants more as the Reds take on the...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 12:30 AM
New York (AFP) – Ian Ayre, former chief executive of English football power Liverpool, was named Monday as CEO of Nashville’s Major League Soccer expansion club expected to begin play in 2020. The Tennessee team, approved for the US country music capital by the league last December, was pleased t...
EPL Talk - Mon May 21 11:10 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – The last time Liverpool faced the might of Real Madrid, then manager Brendan Rodgers named a second-string side so impossible did it seem that England’s most successful club on the European stage could compete with the self-proclaimed “kings of Europe”. Madrid won 1-0 at the San...
EPL Talk - Mon May 21 4:01 PM
Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is quietly confident his side can upset the odds by preventing Real Madrid from claiming a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, to cap a stunning season engineered by the German. Klopp’s men started their Champions League campaign...
EPL Talk - Mon May 21 3:30 PM
Madrid (AFP) – Xabi Alonso believes Liverpool can beat Real Madrid and be European champions but only if they cope with the pressure of playing in a Champions League final. Alonso won Europe´s premier tournament with Liverpool in 2005 and Real in 2014, having spent five years playing for both of...