‘Nobody was really interested’ – Taki Minamino drops biggest hint of potential Liverpool exit with domestic cup comments

Taki Minamino has revealed his frustration at a lack of playing time at Liverpool following his move away from RB Salzburg.

The 27-year-old made 22 appearances for the Reds last term but registered 11 goal contributions across several impressive showings and cameos in the 2021/22 campaign.

“Most of the matches I played in (mainly cup matches) were ones that nobody was really interested in. Even if I got a result, it wouldn’t have any repercussions,” the Japanese international was quoted as saying by Soccer Digest Web (as translated on Reddit).

“I didn’t think about those external things at all, I just pushed myself hard to prove my own worth.

“As a player, I have never had such a difficult period of not being able to compete. I was conscious of how I could maintain my condition in that situation and how I could use my frustration to the next.

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Leeds have no intention of selling winger amid Premier League interest

Leeds have no intention of selling winger Jack Harrison amid interest from Tottenham and Newcastle.

Harrison has played a pivotal role at Leeds since he arrived from Manchester City, and with Raphinha’s future in doubt, Jesse Marsch won’t want to be losing two of his star players.

According to GOAL, Raphinha is close to securing a move to Arsenal, but it appears Leeds won’t be allowing Harrison to leave the club.

That’s according to talkSPORT, who claim Leeds have ‘no intention’ of allowing him to leave, amid interest from Tottenham and Newcastle, as seen in the tweet below.

Raphinha ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal because of ‘Barcelona’s disappearance’

According to a recent report published by GOAL, Barcelona’s primary right-wing target, Leeds United’s Raphinha, is ‘very close’ to joining Arsenal.

Raphinha was Barça’s first-choice target to replace Ousmane Dembele, who is set to depart on a free transfer on June 30th.

The Brazilian is represented by former Barcelona player Deco, who is still on excellent terms with the club administration. This made the transfer easier for the Catalans, but the situation has changed massively since then.

The report states that sources at Leeds state that “Barcelona have disappeared”, while Arsenal have been building a strong case to rope in Raphinha.

Moreover, Raphinha does not want to wait any longer before sealing his departure to a high-status club. Nor is he in favour of taking a pay-cut, waiting for any ‘economic lever’ or ‘major exit’ that can help facilitate his transfer.

Barcelona approved the sale of 49% of BLM and … Read the rest

Casino turn, Monaco

The streets of Monte Carlo are comprised of 18 narrow corners, with each one having a story behind its name. 

  The first corner of the circuit is called after a chapel which is found right behind the massive barriers and the display screens. Saint Devote is one of the easier corners of the circuit with enough width as it has a pit lane exit and a run-off area. But don’t be mistaken, the exit can be tricky. 

  Beau Rivage and Massenet is not a straightforward section of corners as some may believe. Because of the high-speed nature of the corners, there is also a drastic change in altitude for the drivers to cope with which can throw the car off-balance. The Beau Rivage and Maaenet is from the famous opera composer – Jules Massent. 

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Helio Castroneves kicks off 2022 SRX with Five Flags win

Hélio Castroneves battling Tony Kanaan is a headline that NTT IndyCar Series fans are accustomed to, except Saturday night’s race was not in open-wheel cars. In fact, even the track they were racing on is more known for its stock cars than anything else.

Castroneves and Kanaan fought for the win for much of the 2022 Superstar Racing Experience season opener at Five Flags Speedway, and the four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Castroneves trumped the once victor for his first win in the series. He got the ball rolling in Heat #2 by leading every lap.

A late restart saw Heat #1 winner Bubba Pollard, a short track star representing the Pensacola oval as its local champion, quickly climb through the order to take second. Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman joined Pollard and Castroneves on the podium. The third-place finish makes Newman the points leader going into next … Read the rest

Soul Hackers 2 for PS5, PS4, Xbox, and PC Gets New Trailer Revealing Oberon

Today Atlus released one of its daily trailers of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on the demons that will appear in the game.

Today’s reveal is about Oberon, the king of fairies, who has been around pretty much forever and even appeared in the recent Shin Megami Tensei V.

The trailer also includes the traditional daily horoscope, with Acquarium at the top of the fortune ranking and Libra at the bottom.

You can check the video out below.

Soul Hackers 2 releases for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Windows Store) on August 26, just one day after the Japanese launch on August 25.

You can check out the original trailer, plenty of screenshots, a second gallery, more images, even more screenshots, another gallery, a video explaining the gameplay, another, one more, and the latest, on top of tons of gameplay.

You can also watch the previous daily trailers including one showcasing Pixie, one revealing … Read the rest

Calvin Ramsay’s Liverpool squad number revealed as he agrees a deal with the club

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Calvin Ramsay, our third arrival this summer, and his squad number has been announced.

As reported by the club’s website: ‘Calvin Ramsay will wear the No.22 shirt for Liverpool FC. 

‘The Scotland U21 right-back has become the Reds’ third new signing of the summer after completing a switch from Aberdeen on a long-term contract, subject to international clearance.

READ MORE: Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s signing of Calvin Ramsay after 18-year-old penns deal with the club

‘Previous wearers of the number for Liverpool include Titi Camara, Chris Kirkland, Simon Mignolet and Momo Sissoko’.

It’s some statement of intent from the Scot, as he looks set to challenge the first-team squad with his performances in training and will hope that he can impress with every chance he’s given.

Jurgen Klopp has been looking for some cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold and looks to have found it in … Read the rest

Spurs favourites to sign left-footed Bundesliga centre-back

Tottenham Hotspur are having a great summer transfer window.

The Lilywhites, led by hard-hitting Italian manager Antonio Conte, have already made several signings, including Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan and Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion.

However, despite the Londoners’ early shrewd business, Conte is not done there and according to a recent report from French outlet Foot Mercato, is targeting a centre-back next.

Super-agent and CaughtOffside columnist Roberto De Fanti recently confirmed which areas Conte is targeting this summer.

“He wants a striker to provide cover and competition for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, a top midfielder and a left-footed centre-back – these are not going to be cheap players. We are talking £50m – £60m each,” De Fanti wrote in his exclusive column.

Although a new striker has yet to arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, following Bissouma’s recent move, the latest name to emerge as a … Read the rest

Barcelona midfielder was offered to ‘several’ clubs by agent; is set to renew with club

After months of negotiations, Barcelona’s project to renew the contract of Gavi may finally lead to fruition, with the club expected to announce the midfielder’s contract extension in the coming days.

In light of the club’s financial woes, Barcelona had appeared very reluctant in meeting the lofty demands from Gavi’s agents. But they were able to reach an agreement thanks to the player’s determination to remain at Camp Nou.

As reported by Adrian Sanchez on Twitter, the Barcelona board are extremely grateful to Gavi and his family for showing the desire to remain in Catalunya.

It played a key role in helping the two parties come to an agreement, even though Gavi’s agent Ivan de la Pena had tried his best to ship the midfielder to other clubs across Europe.

The likes of Liverpool and Manchester City, for one, were more than willing to meet Gavi’s €50 million release clause. … Read the rest

G2G Racing embroiled in Sonoma fiasco with Travis McCullough

What was supposed to be an dream turned into a nightmare for Travis McCullough when his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series début at Sonoma Raceway was aborted once he was already at the track due to a litany of issues surrounding him and his employer G2G Racing. As fans and media seek to find the full context, matters surrounding the team seemed to grow more questionable.

McCullough, primarily a short track racer, joined G2G for the Sonoma race in what would have been his maiden NASCAR start; he was assigned to the #47 while fellow Truck Series newcomer Mason Filippi was in the team’s #46. In an interview with Matt Burroughs of TehBen, McCullough explained G2G provided an especially appealing chance to race due to its more-than-affordable “crash clause”, which is charged to cover for damages in the event of a wreck. From there, however, things began to fall … Read the rest