- Fri Sep 8 7:07 PM
The Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, confirms Philippe Coutinho will not be included in the matchday squad to face Manchester City. Klopp said that Coutinho has been omitted in order to train and improve his match fitness. The Brazilian has not played for Liverpool this season after handing in a...
- Fri Sep 8 5:11 PM
has been ruled out of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool because of a calf injury. Kompany suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar during the international break. It brings an end to the 31-year-old’s run of 11 consecutive appearances, the longest for th...
- Fri Sep 8 3:14 PM
This should be a feast of attacking play as Pep Guardiola’s possession-based tactics take on Jürgen Klopp’s aggressive forward line. Manchester City and Liverpool each harbour title hopes so this should offer a gauge of how close they may go. Last season’s corresponding match ended 1-1 and two ye...
- Fri Sep 8 2:40 PM
• City captain suffered the knock in Belgium’s 9-0 victory over Gibraltar • Guardiola says there was ‘zero chance’ of Raheem Sterling
going to Arsenal Vincent Kompany
has been ruled out of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool with a calf problem, an injury that will revive concern about the...
- Fri Sep 8 1:27 PM
• Jürgen Klopp says Coutinho needs more time to be fully match fit • Brazilian handed in transfer request after interest from Barcelona Philippe Coutinho will not be in the Liverpool squad for the Premier League match against Manchester City, Jürgen Klopp has said. Speaking at a press conference...
- Fri Sep 8 11:30 AM
Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City pitches the team with the most goals from counterattacks against the side who top the list for possession and passes. It has the feel of a pivotal moment Enough of the false starts, the window-wangling, the angsty autumn qualifiers. After an early season spent...
- Thu Sep 7 1:00 PM
Pep Guardiola has spent £158m on his rearguard but not bought a centre-back and a shortage in that position could be exposed by Liverpool, which would augur badly for the season Despite a £226m summer transfer splurge, Manchester City are still vulnerable in central defence as Pep Guardiola’s tea...
- Thu Sep 7 10:50 AM
The transfer window has shut, the first international break is over and the real business is about to begin. Can any of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United be content with the state of their squads? August never seems an entirely satisfactory month. The closing of...
- Wed Sep 6 10:40 AM
It’s time for Gareth Southgate to drop Joe Hart
, Aaron Hughes
embodies Northern Ireland’s ambition and Ben Woodburn has once again proved himself for Wales Before the games against Malta and Slovakia Gareth Southgate suggested no other goalkeeper had “staked a strong enough claim” to take over fr...
- Wed Sep 6 8:58 AM
Today’s tittle-tattle is surveying the wreckage It’s been almost a week since the transfer window closed, and all over the country players are sheepishly returning to training. Virgil van Dijk is running extra hard at Southampton, and Diego Costa is jetting back to London , if only because Atléti...
- Tue Sep 5 10:30 PM
• Manchester City were prepared to pay £18m for West Brom’s Evans • Evans says countries will fear Northern Ireland in a World Cup play-off Jonny Evans
is claiming he was never distracted by Manchester City’s interest during the transfer window but was inspired to become a better player by the cl...
- Tue Sep 5 9:23 AM
Today’s whispers got a late call-up In a world where Jesse Lingard can collect six figures every week from the vault underneath the Old Trafford pitch – in return for 84 minutes of bench-based Snapchat stories and six minutes of dogged, diligent wingplay – one has got to take their hat off to Dan...
- Mon Sep 4 11:22 AM
• Javier Tebas has written to governing body requesting investigation • Uefa already investigating PSG over alleged FFP breach The Spanish soccer league wants Uefa to investigate Manchester City’s spending and expand its newly-launched probe into whether Paris Saint-Germain has breached Financial...
- Sun Sep 3 7:39 PM
Gareth Southgate celebrated his 47th birthday on Sunday and was asked whether he’d received a cake from his England players. His response was to joke about Yaya Touré, referring to comments the player’s advisor, Dmitry Seluk, made back in 2014 about Manchester City not getting him a cake on his o...
- Sun Sep 3 10:00 AM
In an exclusive extract from his new book, Darius Vassell recalls his incredible season with Turkish side Ankaragucu, which involved a remarkable welcome, several broken promises and a truly bizarre pre-match ritual I didn’t want to become a journeyman footballer. Aston Villa was the only club I’...
- Sat Sep 2 8:00 PM
Pep Guardiola’s treatment of the still prolific striker, who is closing in on the Manchester City scoring record, has been mystifying It isn’t easy sometimes understanding why Pep Guardiola gives the impression that he is never fully satisfied with Sergio Agüero, and it is even more perplexing wh...