Injury to key Manchester United star has Solskjaer concerned ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United could potentially be without their captain, Harry Maguire, for their upcoming clash with Liverpool, after the defender suffered an ankle injury in the club’s 3-1 victory at Villa Park.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo, with the England international having been spotted leaving the ground in a protective boot following on from the initial injury, which was deemed serious enough to warrant the 28-year-old’s substitution in the second-half.

“We have a final to look forward to. Hopefully it will be with Harry Maguire, I don’t know. We’ve got to check him. It might be a few weeks, it might be a couple of days, who knows,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of the incident post-match.

“Hopefully he won’t be too bad but I’m not a doctor and we’ve got to check him and scan him tomorrow. It was his ankle, lower leg, I think the boy landed on top Read the rest

Arsenal exposed as serial bottlers by now relegated West Brom ace who predicts Gunners will “s**t themselves”

Arsenal defeated West Brom 3-1 at the Emirates this evening, but not without having Baggies star Kyle Bartley poke fun at the Gunners’ weak mentality.

Mikel Arteta’s men secured a victory of seismic proportions, with the North London heavyweights having moved all the way up to ninth in the Premier League table.

Considering just a matter of days ago they were knocked out of the Europa League in the semi-finals on their home turf, it was a pretty impressive response.

While three points are three points, at the end of the day, Arsenal have secured them with a win over a team who have now been relegated from the league.

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Arsenal bounced back to defeat West Brom 3-1 at the Emirates.

(Video) Beaming Klopp embraces Thiago at FT after late screamer ensures Liverpool win

Jurgen Klopp was understandably delighted with Thiago Alcantara after the No.6’s late screamer secured the club’s first league victory since early April, with a clip capturing the German embracing the player after the full-time whistle.

Amazingly, the midfielder had suffered from a goal drought spanning 15 months, a record the manager was evidently delighted for his summer signing to end as the Reds defied their second-half nerves to take all three points.

The 30-year-old has taken a lot of stick from fans and neutrals alike since his switch from the Bundesliga, though we’d be hardpressed to lay the blame for this season at his doorstep considering how Klopp has been forced to use him at times whilst Fabinho was in the backline.

Hopefully, tonight’s performance will be the first of many inspiring outings from the Spaniard, whom we at the EOTK expect to see shine next term, especially once the … Read the rest

Surprising recall in the works for forgotten Liverpool ace as Klopp insists he’s an “important player”

Loan moves for young players are usually designed to help them with their development, but once someone gets well into their 20s then it’s usually a different situation.

It tends to be the case that those loanees are out of favour and they need to put themselves into the shop window for a future transfer – something that’s expected with Takumi Minamino during his loan spell with Southampton.

He became a forgotten man at Liverpool as he was slowly edged out of the first team picture, while the emergence of players like Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott during his loan spell with Blackburn will force him further down the pecking order.

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He’s done well for Southampton but probably not enough to make everyone sit up and take notice, but a report from Goal … Read the rest

Mo Salah ‘on the shortlist of Tuchel and Chelsea’, says Christian Falk

Mo Salah is reportedly being eyed by Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea ahead of the summer window, according to renowned Bundesliga journalist Christian Falk.

Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku have likewise been shortlisted, with the London outfit expected to bolster their forward options in the summer.

It’s a bit of a weird one, to say the least, especially considering the Egyptian’s history with the Stamford Bridge side, having once been considered a Premier League ‘flop’ during the reign of Jose Mourinho.

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The idea that we would part ways with the 28-year-old at all, let alone to a rival in the same division, is absolutely unthinkable.

Salah has been in brilliant form for us … Read the rest

New AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho eyes Wolves striker to replace Edin Džeko

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has landed on his feet after his sacking with a new job in Italy. 

The Portuguese tactician now heads the project at AS Roma, and with the summer transfer window approaching, Mourinho already has one transfer request to help improve his Italian squad.

Mourinho would like to see an upgrade at striker, which Edin Džeko currently holds. Still, at 35-year-old the new manager wants a younger option in Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raúl Jiménez.

According to Italian football journalist Alfredo Pedullá (via Diario AS), Mourinho has always had an interest in Jiménez. … Read the rest

Liverpool predicted XI v. Southampton: Jurgen Klopp set to make three key changes

Liverpool are up against Southampton in the Premier League this weekend, and go into the fixture on the back of a poor run of form.

After looking to have secured slender 1-0 victories against Leeds and Newcastle, the Reds collapsed in both games and dropped four points.

Southampton played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City recently, but may fancy themselves against an out-of-form Liverpool side.

Jurgen Klopp tinkered with his starting XI against Newcastle, with some decisions caused by ill-timed injuries, but here’s how we see him setting up against the Saints…

Wijnaldum and Thiago played as a duo against Newcastle, but it wasn’t as effective as it’d seem on paper

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In goal will be Alisson, and he’ll have a back four of Ozan Kabak, Nat Phillips, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.

Fabinho was utilised as an … Read the rest

Video: Mikel Arteta comes locked and loaded with excuses after Arsenal’s season ends in shame

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta came locked and loaded with excuses for his post-match interview following the Gunners’ exit from the Europa League.

The Gunners, who headed into tonight’s game knowing that their season would effectively be over unless they progressed in the competition, were unable to break Villarreal’s resolve and overturn the 2-1 first-leg deficit.

As a result, Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League, meaning the club are set to miss out on European qualification for the first time since the 1995/96 campaign, which doesn’t bode well for Arteta.

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Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League after a 0-0 draw with Villarreal.

New report claims Liverpool’s 20-goal star wants to leave as PSG see forward as a Mbappe replacement – Le Parisien

PSG are reportedly considering Liverpool star Mo Salah as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe, should the Frenchman depart in the summer window, as reported by Le Parisien (via Sport Witness).

The report in question has claimed that the Egyptian would be prepared to leave the Reds should if the aforementioned eventuality were to occur.

Speculation has surrounded the former Roma man’s future at Anfield following a spate of interviews in which the 28-year-old suggested he would be open to a switch abroad.

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Given that the forward also made clear his desire for renewed terms at Liverpool, effectively leaving the ball in our hierarchy’s court, it’s far from set in stone that the 20-goal man would be interested in parting ways come the season end.

From our perspective, taking into … Read the rest

Door OPENED for Eden Hazard Chelsea return as Real Madrid make huge decision after Champions League defeat

It’s not like Real Madrid to make huge knee-jerk reactions in the wake of a big defeat, and it looks like Eden Hazard will be the scapegoat this time round.

He might be seen as an easy target because of the price tag and constant injuries that have come his way since his transfer, and it now appears that Real Madrid have “transfer listed” him after the defeat tonight:

Hazard is clearly still a very popular man with the Chelsea support and it looks like the club still has a special place in his heart, so this absolutely opens the door for a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge.

Of course there will be concerns about paying too much to bring him back especially if he does struggle with injuries, but … Read the rest