(Video) “Catch him if you can” – Peter Drury’s commentary of Mo Salah’s goal after he outpaced Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne

Mo Salah was on his usual impervious form against Everton and Peter Drury’s commentary of his second goal was perfect.

Our Egyptian King latched onto a Seamus Coleman mistake on the halfway line and used his pace to get away from the nearest defenders.

Leaving the Irishman and teammate Lucas Digne in his wake, the 29-year-old squeezed the ball past Jordan Pickford to send the away end into delirium.

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The third was quickly followed by the fourth as Diogo Jota finished the night’s goals and Jurgen Klopp’s men embarrassed the Toffees.

It was our No.11’s second goal that was met with the brilliant line of “Catch him if you can!“, which illustrates the confidence everyone has in him finishing every big chance.

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No ‘new manager bounce’ at Newcastle could spell trouble for Eddie Howe

When Eddie Howe took the job at Newcastle United, he would surely have known the size of the task that awaited him. 

The North East giants have been dormant ever since the Kevin Keegan era, but with the financial backing of the new owners, there’s every reason to believe that the Magpies could become a real force in the Premier League again.

The immediate issue for the club of course is the fact that, with 14 games gone of the season, Newcastle have yet to win a game.

In fact, there’s been no ‘new manager bounce’ to speak of since Howe was appointed.

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Bizarrely enough, even with such a poor start, the Magpies are only three wins from 11th place in the table, and six points from safety.

Eddie Howe

That isn’t an insurmountable task if the team can just start picking up the victories they … Read the rest

(Video) ‘People are starting to question everything’ – Rafa Benitez gives his thoughts on the Merseyside Derby

Rafa Benitez is set to make history as he becomes the second manager to oversee both Merseyside teams in the derby.

It’s going to be a strange sight to see the former Liverpool manager pitting his wits against us, 11 years since he left Anfield.

Speaking with the media, ahead of the big game, the Spainiard gave his thoughts on his team’s current form and the likely outcome of the match.

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The 61-year-old said: “It is a massive game for us, we are on a bad run and need to start winning and a derby is always an opportunity to put things right, I am really conscious of what the derby means to everyone and excited because I want to do well.

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Barcelona been handed crucial Champions League advantage ahead of Bayern test

As long as Benfica aren’t able to overcome Dynamo Kyiv in the final round of Champions League group games, then Barcelona, despite another traumatic start to the season, will qualify for the knockout stages.

In the unlikely event that that precise scenario does occur, it will prove how lucky a coach Xavi Hernandez is for the Blaugranes.

Though nothing is ever set in stone in football, it’s more likely that the Portuguese giants will overcome their opponents, meaning that Barca will have to go to Bavaria and beat a Bayern Munich side that are in fine form.

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However, the La Liga side might just have been handed a crucial advantage.

Barcelona must beat Bayern Munich to qualify for the UCL knockout stage

Not only could Bayern, theoretically, rest all of their big stars, given that they are already through, but, according to the Daily Mail, the game … Read the rest

Liverpool fans may be most shocked by 29-year-old’s omission from top 10 Ballon d’Or list in his position

Amidst the outcry against Mo Salah’s finish at the Ballon d’Or awards, some Liverpool fans may have missed out on the omission of Alisson Becker in the ceremony’s ranking of the top ten goalkeepers in world football.

The Brazilian international was beaten to the punch by fellow English top-flight shotstoppers in Edouard Mendy, Ederson and Kasper Schmeichel, as noted in a tweet from @francefootball.

The Reds endured something of a difficult campaign last year, which undoubtedly played a significant role in the voting of Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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Whilst we wouldn’t be prepared to argue that Alisson was categorically the leading goalkeeper for the calendar year, we find it utterly inexplicable that he didn’t make the top ten.

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Man Utd are too “scared” to get the best out of Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment, says pundit

Manchester United’s tactics currently make them look like a team that’s too “scared” to give Cristiano Ronaldo much to work with in attack, according to Michael Owen.

The Red Devils have been in poor form recently, leading to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Ralf Rangnick now coming in as interim manager until the end of the season.

One imagines the German tactician will change Man Utd’s playing style considerably once he’s had time with the squad, but Owen is not happy with what he’s seen from his old club recently.

The former United striker believes the team have not been making use of Ronaldo up front because their fear has led to them playing with too many defensive players.

Instead, the pundit is urging MUFC to use more of their best players and try to play to their strengths, instead of fixating so much on protecting their unconvincing … Read the rest

(Video) Watch as the Everton supporters boo their players off the pitch ahead of the Merseyside Derby

Next up is the Merseyside Derby and it’s fair to say that the mood amongst the Everton supporters is not as good as that of the Liverpool fans.

Following a 1-0 defeat to Brentford, Rafa Benitez’s side are without a win in seven games and the pressure is piling on our former boss.

The Goodison game is the first in 124 years where a manager who has been in charge of both clubs will be in the dugout as the Spaniard is set to replicate the feat set by William Edward Barclay.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know as Mo Salah’s hunt for this year’s Ballon d’Or concludes this evening

Both sides are in vastly different form and so Jurgen Klopp’s men will be favourties for the match but the old adage of form going out of the window for a derby game, means that it is sure to … Read the rest

FURIOUS Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch without shaking hands with Chelsea players

A furious Cristiano Ronaldo was seen storming off the pitch at the end of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw away to Chelsea yesterday.

Jadon Sancho opened the scoring for Man Utd at Stamford Bridge, before Jorginho’s penalty earned the home side a point.

Ronaldo didn’t start the game and clearly didn’t seem happy with the decision of caretaker manager Michael Carrick as he quickly left the pitch at the end of the game without shaking hands with Chelsea players.

The Portugal international seemed to be shaking his head and muttering to himself, which we also saw from him after another game earlier this season.

(Video) “We’ve got to keep the momentum going” – Jordan Henderson on current form and looking ahead to the derby

Jordan Henderson was pivotal in Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Southampton and spoke with the media after the game.

Our captain was full of praise for what has been a tremendous Anfield week with 10 goals scored and 0 conceded, across three big wins.

Of course, the key now is to keep this form up and ensure that we attack the festive period with everything we have.

READ MORE: (Video) ‘We are really happy’ – Thiago on a week of fantastic Anfield results with 10 goals scored and 0 conceded

He said: “The performance level has been really high over the last few games, defending as a team properly, a threat going forward, some good football at times and so overall we’re in a good moment and we need to continue that.

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Worrying-looking stats could actually give Man United cause for optimism about life under Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United are not a very Ralf Rangnick-like team at the moment, the stats suggest.

An intriguing report from The Athletic shows just how big a job Rangnick would have on his hands upon taking over at Old Trafford, with the current crop of players seemingly not at all used to the kind of demanding style of the highly-regarded German tactician.

See below for The Athletic’s graphic, which illustrates just how far behind Man Utd are at the moment in terms of doing the things Rangnick tends to expect from his teams, though could there also be a hint of optimism in the data?

Right up there in the top three slots are Liverpool and Chelsea, managed by Rangnick-influenced Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, respectively.

Both these teams have been among the best in Europe in recent times, and are battling it out for the Premier League title this season.… Read the rest