His impressive performances have earned him a number of plaudits, including former Red Jamie Carragher who claimed Liverpool are favourites for the title since his arrival. He doesn’t play like an 18-year-old, as everything he does is done with thought: get the ball under control, give it to the nearest red shirt – touch and pass then move, don’t surrender possession. TC: It always brings a smile when a top player makes a mistake – passing the ball out of play or shanking a clearance – that would shame a pub player. Jesus Christ, Pepe might genuinely be one of our worst signings ever,’ one fan tweeted, while another demanded the club never play the duo again. CW: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink trying to maintain a smile and air of serenity in the studio while caught in the middle of a ding-dong between Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher after Chelsea and United drew in November.
While Klopp’s side are challenging for three more titles, having already won the Carabao Cup, their near neighbours are mired in a battle to avoid the drop, sitting in 17th just a point ahead of Burnley. The Dane dazzled against Norwich before laying off an assist for Ivan Toney to head home in the last-gasp victory over Burnley. The new tint, complete with a rounded buttoned collar, could get its first run out in the league when Eddie Howe’s men travel to West Ham on August 20. After just a year away Burnley are back in the top flight. Cryptocurrency firms are staking large amounts of money in the attempt to develop their brands, with WhaleFin also paying around £35m a year to sponsor the shirts of Spanish side Atletico Madrid. Mikel Arteta’s side have now seemingly all but thrown away a Champions League spot that once looked guaranteed. And following Boehly’s arrival in west London, the European champions have now confirmed a £20m-a-year deal with burgeoning group WhaleFin, who are set to replace South Korean car firm Hyundai as shirt sleeve sponsors next season.
Arsenal are not yet ready for Champions League Football, we lack the mentality and resilience that’s the bottom line,’ they wrote. His candid interviews and uncomplicated approach are a delight and should be a lesson for many. Southampton are all set for a new look this season, with a change of manager and a shake-up of their playing squad following the departures of Sadio Mane and Victor Wanyama. CH: Jurgen Klopp would be my pick but, much like Joelinton above, Newcastle boss Eddie Howe deserves a mention for uniting a broken dressing room and taking a team set for relegation to the comfort of mid-table. CH: A-ha loving Eddie Howe could provide the music. Pep Guardiola deserves huge credit, and so do David Moyes, Graham Potter, Thomas Frank and Eddie Howe. CW: Thomas Tuchel. That man can’t relax for a second. It was inevitable that some of the bigger clubs would start sniffing around and, ironically, Man United have been linked with a player Ajax value around £30m.
Thiago looks certain to start against Everton again in the 240th Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday – a fixture Klopp admits he would miss were Everton to get relegated. Owners Fenway are bullish, having overseen huge progress since signing the current Standard Chartered deal at the start of the 2018-19 season. IL: Ralf Rangnick. Imagine the constant analysis of your failings, the persistent reminders that you are not as good as the other folk he would rather have gone on holiday with. Shades of Fergie.. Not in a good way. And not in a good way. JG: (4-3-3) Alisson; James, van Dijk, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rice, Bernardo Silva; Salah, Ronaldo, Son. JG: That a team goes beyond December in challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the title. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp recently lauded his side’s sole January arrival Luis Diaz, claiming the Colombian’s impact has been close to a ‘miracle’ for the Reds as they hunt down title rivals Manchester City. The Anfield club unveiled their new third strip during a live Facebook broadcast from the social media giant’s headquarters at Menlo Park, California, close to the Reds’ pre-season base in Palo Alto. The White Hart Lane outfit came so close to the Premier League title last season, only to fall just short as surprise package Leicester City took home the top-flight crown.