‘Home sweet home’ – Ian Rush is looking forward to a return to ‘Anfield South’ as Liverpool book their Wembley visit

Ian Rush took to his social media after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal and was more than happy to share his love of a return to Wembley.

The Welshman is well versed in a visit to the national stadium and won eight domestic trophies whilst he was playing for the Reds, being the hero in more than one final.

Still a massive fan of the club, our record goalscorer was sure to celebrate with the supporters as he uploaded a post to his Instagram account.

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The 60-year-old said: ‘Did someone say @wembleystadium Home sweet home , boys have done fantastic @liverpoolfc well done, one more game 💪🏼’.

One game left and fingers crossed it ends in Jordan Henderson holding the three handled trophy in the air, under the arch and we can add … Read the rest

Video: Digne silences Goodison Park as pinpoint assist helps Buendia to put Aston Villa ahead at Everton

When a player leaves for another club, their return often has that extra bit of spice, particularly if the move has only just taken place.

Lucas Digne left Everton for Aston Villa earlier in January, and his first start under Steven Gerrard came at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

Predictably, the home fans, who had cheered their most creative player’s name when he wore the royal blue shirt, booed him whenever he received the ball for Villa.

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For the most part of the first half, the Frenchman had been marked out of the game, and aside from a couple of cross field balls, he’d not been able to do anything of note.

Not until the final minute of the half when the visitors were handed a corner.

Liverpool predicted XI v Crystal Palace: Reds to make two changes to Carabao Cup semi-final team

Jurgen Klopp appeared to suggest another 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace in their own backyard would be an unlikely eventuality – particularly given the arrival of Patrick Vieira and the Londoners’ relative rejuvenation under the Frenchman.

On Liverpool’s side, nothing but three points will be acceptable with regard to the long-run and the Merseysiders’ hopes of catching a flying Manchester City outfit in the title race.

Assuming that the Reds can win in the English capital, it would cut the deficit down to eight points, with plenty of twists and turns possible with both Premier League outfits having 16 games left to fight for until the summer.

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Ahead of Alisson Becker in goal, we’re expecting to see Carabao Cup half-time substitute, Ibrahima Konate, brought back into the fold alongside Virgil van Dijk in the … Read the rest

Disgraced Arsenal Fan TV star’s veiled threat to fan channel as he attempts pathetic apology

The rise of Z-list ‘celebrities’ has much to do with the popularity of so-called football ‘fan channels’ on YouTube, a space where Arsenal Fan TV, also known as AFTV, were one of the first.

Run by Robbie Lyle, until the last 12 months or so the popularity of the channel continued to rise.

That was until an ill-intentioned comment from one of the channel’s contributors, known as Claude, saw him sacked and the channel receive significant backlash over it.

Things had then gone quiet and any controversy didn’t linger. Until recently.

That’s when it was revealed that another channel contributor, Liam Goodenough, known as Mr. DT, had seen his 12 month sentence for stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend increased to three years.

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AFTV were quick to issue a statement distancing themselves from DT, and also noting that he would no longer by given work by … Read the rest

Mo Salah’s agent sends cryptic tweet as contract negotiations rumble on

Mo Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, has created a few more headlines as he posted a new cryptic tweet of himself and our No.11.

The post has no words but features an image of himself and the Egyptian King together in what looks like Melwood, whilst he is on his phone behind our man laughing at the table.

The 29-year-old is adorned in a Liverpool training shirt but given the New Balance design, it illustrates that the image is not a recent one of the pair.

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With the man we signed from Roma in 2017 being away on international duty, very few fans expected anything to happen this month but whether this should raise or lower hopes is uncertain.

We all know the job of an agent is to drum up the support and … Read the rest

Newcastle United transfer target drops clear hint over his future

Newcastle United look to have been dealt a blow to their hopes of sealing the transfer of Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.

The Brazilian defender has shone in La Liga and has been strongly linked with a potential move to the Premier League this January.

Other English clubs have been linked with Carlos in recent times, but Newcastle looked the favourites to get a deal done this winter, until the player himself came out to distance himself from all the recent transfer gossip involving him.

Speaking during Spain’s popular Ultima Hora show: “I have a lot of time left here (in Seville).”

This also seemed to later be confirmed by Sevilla’s assistant manager Pablo Sanz as he suggested a move would be on hold until at least the summer.

Crooks suggests ‘struggling’ Liverpool should revisit Southampton for next transfer target

Garth Crooks has suggested that a move for James Ward-Prowse would represent good business for Liverpool in light of their ongoing struggles in the middle of the park.

The Reds’ midfield has been hit hard by a mixture of injuries, COVID-19 cases and an AFCON absentee in Naby Keita, though has shown signs of recovering of late with Curtis Jones back in the squad and Harvey Elliott close to a full return to team training.

“How long are Liverpool going to wait to buy Ward-Prowse?” the BBC pundit told the broadcaster (as quoted by the Daily Echo). “They allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to leave on a free transfer and are struggling in that midfield department. Ward-Prowse would fit like a glove.”

As Southampton’s captain – not to forget either the obstacle provided by his long-term contract (expiring in 2026) – one might reasonably expect the Saints to put up heavy resistance … Read the rest

West Ham United prepared to offer Serie A flop £6m-per year salary

West Ham United would like to sign two South American attackers.

That’s according to a recent report from Tuttomercato Web, who claims the Hammers have their sights set on Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton Diaz and Inter Milan wide-man Alexis Sanchez.

Diaz, 22, is making quite a name for himself in the Championship.

Having featured in 26 Championship matches, so far this season, Diaz has already reached double figures (20) and looks set to rival Ivan Toney and Glenn Murray’s 30-goal-campaign record.

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Japan legend shares five-word tweet after Taki Minamino’s late goal against Brentford

Keisuke Honda jumped onto Twitter to congratulate Japan international Taki Minamino following his late contribution for Jurgen Klopp’s men in their 3-0 victory over Brentford.

The former RB Salzburg ace lashed an effort home from close range after Bobby Firmino won the ball back in the 18-yard-box.

The 27-year-old has quietly enjoyed a relatively impressive campaign from the bench and in the cup competitions, amassing seven goal contributions in 16 games across all competitions.

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Whilst the attacker undoubtedly falls short in comparisons with our prestigious wide men in Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, there can be no questioning his improvement this term.

That being said, we can’t afford to go another major window without strengthening the forward line – particularly should the likes … Read the rest

Leeds United rival Arsenal for transfer of 21-year-old sensation

Leeds United reportedly want to sign Nottingham Forest right-back Djed Spence this January after his impressive form in the FA Cup.

Spence has a price tag of around £10million after his remarkable rise in recent times, which includes his heroic and tireless display to knock Arsenal out of the FA Cup third round recently.

The Gunners themselves are also taking a look at Spence as a potential transfer target, though the 21-year-old is also on Leeds’ agenda, according to Sky Sports.

It looks unlikely that Spence will be on the move this month, but it seems increasingly clear that a big move isn’t too far away for him after his remarkable rise in the Championship.

Djed Spence is wanted by Arsenal and Leeds United