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Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge still has future at Anfield – Jurgen Klopp

Steve Nicol explains why Xherdan Shaqiri’s attitude worries him after the Swiss star completed a move to Liverpool from relegated Stoke City. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol doesn’t mince his words when responding to Dejan Lovren’s comments about being one of the world’s top defenders. The guys respond to your tweets about Paulo Dybala, the best player at the World Cup so far and the best player the guys ever played against. Daniel Sturridge could still have a future at Liverpool, despite his struggles with injuries and consistency in recent seasons, Jurgen Klopp has said. Sturridge has been hindered by several long-term injuries over the past few campaigns, with the England international passing the 10-goal mark only once in four seasons. The 28-year-old was ...

Luke Shaw would leave Man United for first-team chances – sources

By Rob Dawson, Man United correspondent Thibaut Courtois believes Marouane Fellaini is a useful player for both Belgium and Manchester United, after he signed a new two-year deal at Old Trafford. While Diogo Dalot may not be a Man United regular next season, Shaka Hislop feels it’s a statement of intent for the future. Luke Shaw is prepared to walk away from Manchester United on a free transfer next summer if his first-team prospects at Old Trafford do not improve, sources have told ESPN FC. United have triggered a clause in the defender’s contract that will keep him at the club through 2018-19. The 23-year-old is in the squad for the preseason tour of the United States and, according to sources, is hopeful of becoming Jose Mourinho’s first-choice left-back next season. U...

West Ham unveil record signing Felipe Anderson

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Everton win 22-0 against Austrian minnows ATV Irdning to warm up for Premier League

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman sits down with Wayne Rooney to speak about how his exit from Everton all went down. Everton beat Austrian minnows ATV Irdning 22-0 on Saturday with four players scoring hat tricks in their preseason friendly. Playing under new manager Marco Silva for the first time, the Toffees were 10-0 up by the break. Kevin Mirallas scored five goals, Ademola Lookman netted a first-half hat trick while Cenk Tosun and Oumar Niasse hit four apiece. The best goal perhaps came from one of the Irdning players though, as Sebastian Schmidt lobbed his own goalkeeper to make it 19-0 with an own goal. FULL-TIME: ATV Irdning 0-22 Everton. No, that’s not a typo. Marco Silva’s side enjoy an emphatic win in Austria. @CenkTosun_ (4), Keane, Baines, Lookman (3), Mirallas (5), Ni...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp backs Dejan Lovren’s elite defender claim: ‘He’s right’

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol doesn’t mince his words when responding to Dejan Lovren’s comments about being one of the world’s top defenders. The FC guys break down Croatia’s underdog mentality and wonder if it will be enough to get a win against France in the World Cup final. BURY, England — Jurgen Klopp believes Dejan Lovren was correct in his personal assessment that he has proved himself to be an elite defender in recent months. Lovren will play in the final of the World Cup on Sunday, just a matter of weeks after he was instrumental in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final. On Wednesday, the centre-back claimed after Croatia booked their place in Sunday’s final with France that he is “one of the best defenders in the wor...

Burley: Time is right for Hazard to leave Chelsea

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Manchester City furious with Napoli over Jorginho deal with Chelsea – sources

After finally sealing a move to Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez says he has to perform and show that can play at the top level. Riyad Mahrez cost Manchester City a club-record transfer fee, but the FC crew disagree about how the former Leicester star will fit into City’s XI. Manchester City are unlikely to do business with Napoli again after they pulled out of an agreement for midfielder Jorginho, sources have told ESPN FC. The Italy international was a top target for Pep Guardiola but has now joined Chelsea on a five-year deal worth around €60 million. City believe that Jorginho, 26, preferred a switch to the Premier League champions despite claims from Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would rather move to London. As recently as Thursday, Jorginho told City that he prefer...

Maurizio Sarri’s charisma, poetic football an intriguing move for Chelsea

After Antonio Conte and Chelsea parted ways, ESPN takes a look at the managers to have fallen during the Roman Abramovich era. With Antonio Conte on his way out at Chelsea, ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti reflects on the Italian’s tenure and what led to his undoing. Maurizio Sarri might be Italian, like his predecessor at Chelsea, but there are few other similarities between him and Antonio Conte. The brand of football Sarri deployed in his three seasons at Napoli (and, before that, at little Empoli) is starkly different. Conte meanwhile lived every game as if it was some sort of medieval epic, filled with gritted teeth, suffering and wild-eyed intensity. Even when he won — and, lest we forget, he picked up a Premier League title and an FA Cup in two seasons at Stamford Bridge ...

Man United near deal to sell Daley Blind back to Ajax – sources

By Rob Dawson, Man United correspondent While Diogo Dalot may not be a Man United regular next season, Shaka Hislop feels it’s a statement of intent for the future. Thibaut Courtois believes Marouane Fellaini is a useful player for both Belgium and Manchester United, after he signed a new two-year deal at Old Trafford. Manchester United defender Daley Blind is closing in on a move to Ajax, sources have told ESPN FC. Ajax are hopeful of sealing a deal for the 28-year-old before United depart on their summer tour of the United States on Sunday. Blind, who has also been linked with Inter Milan and Roma, returned to Carrington on Wednesday for the start of preseason training. He trained with Jose Mourinho’s side on Friday while United and Ajax negotiated a fee. Sources have told ES...

Roberto Firmino to miss Liverpool’s preseason United States tour

Steve Nicol explains why Xherdan Shaqiri’s attitude worries him after the Swiss star completed a move to Liverpool from relegated Stoke City. Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol doesn’t mince his words when responding to Dejan Lovren’s comments about being one of the world’s top defenders. Roberto Firmino will rejoin Liverpool at the end of the month, meaning he will miss out on the club’s tour of the United States after participating in the World Cup with Brazil. Firmino will link up with his teammates for a four-day training camp in France that will take place after the final International Champions Cup game against Manchester United on July 28. Liverpool open the Premier League season against West Ham United at Anfield on Aug. 11. “Bobby will be in ...

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea to-do list includes Hazard, Courtois talks; fixing Morata

Gab Marcotti puts himself in the shoes of the Chelsea brass and explains why the club should hold off on replacing Antonio Conte with Maurizio Sarri. It’s safe to say there will be no honeymoon period for new Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri as he acclimatises to life as Antonio Conte’s successor. Chelsea are in the middle of arguably the most pivotal summer since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, with unsettled current players to reassure and new ones to sign in a compressed transfer window dominated by the World Cup. Here’s a look at the most urgent priorities for Sarri in the coming days and weeks at Stamford Bridge. Gain clarity on Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois futures Chelsea’s two key Belgians both held off signing new long-term contracts in order ...

Erik Durm leaves Borussia Dortmund to join Huddersfield Town

The FC crew assess Christian Pulisic’s Dortmund future after he sat down with ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle to talk transfer rumours and the USMNT. Raphael Honigstein explains why Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos would be an underwhelming addition for Arsenal. Germany defender Erik Durm has left Borussia Dortmund to join Huddersfield Town in the Premier League. Durm, 26, signed a one-year contract to play under Huddersfield boss David Wagner, his former coach in Dortmund’s reserves. The Terriers also hold an option for the 2019-20 season as well. “It is not every day that you can bring a player of the quality of Erik to your club,” Wagner said in a statement. “He is a World Cup winner and has played at the very highest level, so this is a fanta...