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Klopp’s Dortmund double can help guide Liverpool’s second album

Critics are already out in force after Liverpool lost to City but the German is well practised in ignoring knee-jerk judgmentsLiverpool have lost three games in the past two Premier League seasons, but as the most recent defeat was by four goals it has…

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Sean Dyche must decide whether to stick or twist amid Burnley battles | Paul Wilson

The Burnley manager has proved himself in the top flight and could move on after raising concerns about board decisionsAn endgame seems to be approaching at Burnley, where Sean Dyche has expressed frustration at the tightness of the purse strings even …

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Bruno Fernandes insists Manchester United can achieve Euro vision

Defence is key to the the team’s success, says midfielder‘Everyone can see the team is improving,’ says Solskjær Bruno Fernandes insisted Manchester United can achieve Champions League football this season after his two goals at Brighton helped his sid…

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Liverpool are force again but Klopp’s title tough to place in pantheon | Paul Wilson

They are undoubtedly a winning machine but the pause for coronavirus and the easy nature of the success make it difficult to know just how good Liverpool areLiverpool could still end up with a record-shattering 107 points this season, though whether th…

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Liverpool are force again but Klopp’s title tough to place in pantheon | Paul Wilson

They are undoubtedly a winning machine but the pause for coronavirus and the easy nature of the success make it difficult to know just how good Liverpool areLiverpool could still end up with a record-shattering 107 points this season, though whether th…

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Jordan Henderson’s grit in early Liverpool days created golden captain | Paul Wilson

Jürgen Klopp was wise to leave Henderson as captain when he arrived as the midfielder’s unassuming leadership is the perfect foil for the German’s exuberanceJordan Henderson is the most unassuming of captains, though by any measure he is now among the …

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Jordan Henderson’s grit in early Liverpool days created golden captain | Paul Wilson

Jürgen Klopp was wise to leave Henderson as captain when he arrived as the midfielder’s unassuming leadership is the perfect foil for the German’s exuberanceJordan Henderson is the most unassuming of captains, though by any measure he is now among the …

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Banner stunt must not undermine Burnley’s community work, says Dyche

Manager says local work demonstrates club’s principles‘White Lives Matter’ slogan does not speak for townSean Dyche has revealed the aeroplane stunt at Manchester City on Monday night caused considerable annoyance in the Burnley dressing room and sever…

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Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool not good enough in attack to beat Everton

Klopp: ‘Offensively we needed more to win’Carlo Ancelotti says Everton unlucky not to win derbyJürgen Klopp said Liverpool did not create enough chances to win the Merseyside derby, after a goalless stalemate at Goodison Park postponed his side’s title…

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Alex Iwobi primed to make a mark for Everton and Carlo Ancelotti

Former Arsenal midfielder hoping for first Goodison derbyWe do not need any more motivation, Iwobi saysEverton’s Alex Iwobi is only 24 but has already played for two of the most notable managers in the game, and he reckons Carlo Ancelotti and Arsène We…

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‘I’ve been worried about people dying – not the title,’ says Jürgen Klopp

Liverpool manager says response to the coronavirus pandemic in England and Germany ‘came from two different planets’Jürgen Klopp could not be diplomatic if he tried. But for the record, let it be known that he did try. When press conferences resumed in…

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Premier League return: five talking points from the big kick-off

The long-awaited return of top-flight action had a cameo to forget from David Luiz and a nasty injury, while silent matches will take some getting used to Continue reading…

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Gareth Southgate fears disruption to season will hold back youngsters

England manager worries about impact on fringe playersPhil Foden and Mason Greenwood miss international chanceGareth Southgate believes England will be stronger whenever international football resumes because key players such as Harry Kane and Marcus R…

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Carragher relieved Sir Alex Ferguson is not able to deny Liverpool now

The former Manchester United manager was a genius, Jamie Carragher believes, but now the ex-Liverpool defender is looking beyond the club’s first title in 30 yearsJamie Carragher expects Liverpool to wrap up the title quite quickly once Premier League …

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Premier League restart preview No 12: Manchester United

Confidence was high going into the break and Paul Pogba’s and Marcus Rashford’s return could inspire a top-four finishWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? United were almost as frustrated as Liverpool at the timin…

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Premier League restart preview No 11: Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has one trophy in the bag and, boosted by Aymeric Laporte’s return, is targeting the Champions League What was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March City had more reason than most to rue the timing of the lockdown, …

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Merseyside derby given go-ahead to be staged at Goodison Park

Liverpool’s potential title-clincher to be held at Everton’s homeAuthorities decide against neutral venue for derby on 21 JuneThe 236th Merseyside derby can take place at Goodison Park after all, after Liverpool City Council’s safety advisory group met…

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Premier League restart preview No 5: Burnley

Burnley were unbeaten in seven when the league shut down and still have a chance of qualifying for EuropeWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Burnley were in buoyant mood going into lockdown, they had just held To…

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Premier League restart preview No 5: Burnley

Burnley were unbeaten in seven when the league shut down and still have a chance of qualifying for EuropeWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Burnley were in buoyant mood going into lockdown, they had just held To…

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Premier League restart preview No 5: Burnley

Burnley were unbeaten in seven when the league shut down and still have a chance of qualifying for EuropeWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Burnley were in buoyant mood going into lockdown, they had just held To…