Enrique responds to fan online who tipped Haaland outscore Nunez next season

The signing of Darwin Nunez by Liverpool has many a fan questioning who will turn out to be the more prolific addition to the Premier League out of the Uruguayan and Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.

After popping the question himself on Twitter, Jose Enrique reminded one supporter that the Norwegian international was also joining from a different league ahead of the next campaign.

The former Benfica man amassed an impressive tally of 34 goals in 41 games, with the latter finding the net on 29 occasions in 30 games (both across all competitions).

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One might fairly argue that the Bundesliga is a comparatively superior division to the Primeira Liga, though that shouldn’t detract from the prospect of how … Read the rest

Gareth Southgate fires England warning to Manchester United duo

England manager Gareth Southgate has fired a warning to Manchester United duo Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford by stating that they’re not currently in his plans.

This isn’t ideal for the Man Utd pair ahead of the World Cup later this year, but it’s fair to say that neither player has really done enough for club or country for some time now.

Sancho looked an exciting talent during his Borussia Dortmund days, and that’s when he first made the breakthrough for England.

Since his big move to United last summer, however, the 22-year-old has gone downhill, and he’ll need to improve quickly if he is to have a realistic chance of getting in ahead of so much competition in England’s attacking midfield department.

Ex-Red explains why Darwin Nunez ‘will be a great signing’ for Liverpool and tips Bobby Firmino to remain a vital player for Jurgen Klopp

Former Liverpool player Michael Thomas has explained why he believed Darwin Nunez will be ‘a great signing’ for the Reds.

The 22-year-old Uruguay international is reportedly set to arrive on Merseyside next week in order to complete his transfer from Portuguese outfit Benfica.

He’s expected to sign a six-year-deal at the club and although he may prove to spearhead the Anfield outfit’s attack for the foreseeable future, Thomas still believes Bobby Firmino will have a ‘role’ to play at the club next season.

“Darwin Nunez has had a really good season for Benfica and all the top teams are looking at him. He will be a great signing,” Thomas told CaughtOffside.

“He has pace, strength and can finish, but let’s not forget he can link up play. The one thing I would say is that he is not a player of the same ilk as a Firmino, who will pick Read the rest

Ex-Premier League attacker urges Gabriel Jesus to snub Arsenal in favour of rival club

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has advised Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus to snub a potential move to Arsenal in favour of a switch to Chelsea.

The Brazilian striker is expected to leave the Etihad this summer. Not only does the South American have just 12-months left on his contract, but following the Citizens’ decision to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Jesus is unlikely to ever be Pep Guardiola’s main man.

Despite being heavily linked with a move to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, the 25-year-old is also rumoured to be wanted by fellow London duo Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur (Telegraph).

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(Video) Ibou Konate says he is “very happy” to have made his full French debut but was left “disappointed” with the final result

It was a special day for Ibou Konate as he was handed his debut for the French national team and he was proud of the achievement.

Our No.5 spoke with the media after his debut performance: “I’m very happy to have made my first appearance, unfortunately there is no result that goes with it, we are still disappointed but I hope that we will finish the next game in victory.

“Singing the national anthem in full flavour, although I have already played for the youth teams, but it’s true that to sing with the first team of France it does something and as I have said I am very happy to make my first appearance.

“It looked like we should have got the victory but now we have to refocus on Croatia, this match is over we cannot do anything about it, we will do the analysis and see what Read the rest

Man United have Frenkie De Jong’s favourite shirt number available

Manchester United are in talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

According to a recent report from leading transfer expert and CaughtOffside columnist Fabrizio Romano the Red Devils are looking to make the Netherlands international Erik Ten Hag’s first major signing.

Although there is still a lot of work to do before Ten Hag can be reunited with De Jong, the Premier League giant’s pursuit could be boosted by the midfielder’s favourite number being available.

Speaking to Voetbal International back in 2019, as quoted by Evening Standard, De Jong said: … Read the rest

(Video) Naby Keita scores injury time winner for Guinea to secure their first points of AFCON qualification group

Naby Keita is somehow still playing football, with his season finally ending with a victory for Guinea.

The AFCON qualification group stage game against Malawi was all square as the clock ticked past the 90th minute and our No.8 looked set to lead his side to a point.

That was until the captain picked the ball up inside the centre circle, carried it up to the edge of the box and initiated a one-two with Bafode Dansoko.

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As the ball fell back at the feet of the 27-year-old, who managed to dig the ball out of the ground and past a hapless Charles Thomu in the Malawian net.

It was a brilliant goal from the former RB Leipzig man and helped secure the first three points of the group stage for … Read the rest

Man United and Chelsea handed boost as West Ham drop major Declan Rice transfer hint

West Ham United may not want to appear willing to sell midfielder Declan Rice by declaring the England international is valued at as much as £150m, but according to recent reports, the Hammers could be prepared to enter talks if a much lower bid is made.

That’s according to a recent report from Football London, who claims the highly-rated defensive midfielder was not included in the Londoners’ recent 2022-23 kit promotion – prompting suggestions the Hammers are concerned a club could up their efforts to sign the 23-year-old this summer.

Heavily linked with a host of top clubs, including both Chelsea and Manchester United (Todo Fichajes), when asked for his thoughts on the possibility of losing Rice to a domestic rival, manager David Moyes has remained adamant that it would take a British transfer record fee to lure the midfielder away from the capital.

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“A dream come true” – Conor Bradley on a ‘mad year’ for club and country after making senior debuts for both this season

It’s been a breakthrough season for several members of Liverpool’s academy and that was also the case for Conor Bradley.

Speaking with BBC Sport, the 18-year-old said: “It’s been a mad year for me personally being called up to the senior team this time last year and then starting against Greece, I just try and take it all in my stride and keep working hard and keep doing what I usually do.

“I feel I have come on leaps and bounds over the last year and hopefully I can do something from now until next year.”

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Talking about the opportunities handed to him this season, the right-back said: “It was really was a dream come true when I stepped out onto the pitch and heard all the fans singing, ‘You’ll Never Walk Read the rest

Manchester United rival Arsenal for Champions League winner who could be cleared for transfer

Manchester United are reportedly interested in a potential transfer move for Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio this summer.

The Spain international hasn’t been as much of a regular for Madrid in recent times, with various problems with fitness and form derailing his career in the last few years.

Still, Asensio remains a highly regarded talent, it would seem, with journalist Ekrem Konur claiming Man Utd are keen on the player, who has also recently been linked with other big names like Arsenal and AC Milan by Calciomercato.

See below as Konur now tweets about United’s interest, quote-tweeting a previous claim that Real could listen to offers for the 26-year-old…

Asensio won yet another Champions League title at the Bernabeu in 2021/22, so … Read the rest