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Klopp Confirms Oxlade-Chamberlain Injury To Keep Him From 2018/19 Season

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury is set to keep him out of the whole 2018/19 season. The England midfielder picked up the injury in a tackle during the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against Roma in April. The full extent of the cruciate ligament injury was not disclosed, as Oxlade didn’t want to disrupt his teammates before their Champions League final against Real Madrid. The 24 year-old underwent successful surgery eight days later and then started the process of a long rehabilitation programme before…

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Maguire’s Turn To Support Brothers At Gainsborough Trinity

Harry Maguire maybe an England World Cup Star but on Tuesday evening the centre back was watching his two siblings play football as Gainsborough Trinity faced Chesterfield in a pre-season friendly. The 25 year-old swapped the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia for Gainsborough in Lincolnshire to watch his 21-year-old brother Joe who plays for Trinity, face his other brother Laurence who is 22 and a defender for Chesterfield, in a match that had been dubbed the ‘Maguire Derby’. The football star’s presence drew a larger crowd than the normal 400 as…

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Southgate Salutes His Overachieving England Side

England have come to the end of the World Cup, losing 2-1 to Croatia during Wednesday night’s semi-final, but manager Gareth Southgate has saluted his men for overachieving. The game got off to a promising start for the Three Lions as Kieran Trippier put them ahead in the 5th minute with a stunning free kick, after Dele Alli was brought down just outside the box. But despite creating chances and Croatia struggling with their attack, Croatia equalised through Ivan Perisic in the 68th minute, forcing the game into extra time….

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Kyle Walker Says Southgate Created Close Family Feel

Kyle Walker has spoken of the close family feel within the England team, created by Gareth Southgate ahead of their World Cup semi final with Croatia tomorrow night. Southgate has managed to rejuvenate the national team, creating quite a buzz for the nation having secured their highest ever finish at a World Cup Finals since 1990, where they eventually finished in fourth. With a cool head, the 47-year-old has stood by some bold decisions he has made, his emotional intelligence a symbol of a modern, outward-looking man. This is the…

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Henderson And Vardy Return To Training

England have landed a major boost as Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy returned to training in Repino on Monday mornin,g ahead of their semi-final clash with Croatia on Wednesday for a place in Sunday’s final. As the squad of 23 players put in their final preparations before they make their way to Moscow for the biggest night in English football for over 20-years, Gareth Southgate and his team emerged all smiles. There had been concerns regarding Henderson, who has been instrumental both on and off the pitch in Russia, after…

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Just The Start For The Young England Team

As England head to the final eight of the 2018 World Cup, where they face Sweden, Gareth Southgate has spoke of how once he juggles injuries, he hopes coming this far is just the start for his young team. Before Tuesday’s penalty shoot out that sealed their win over Columbia, the England team had a terrible record, having had three defeats at World Cup level and six defeats in seven shootouts in major tournaments in 1990, 1998 and 2006. Their win rate of 14% was the worst of any national…

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Southgate Hits Back At Pekerman Accusations

England manager Gareth Southgate has hit back after Colombia manager Jose Pekerman accused England players of diving during their World Cup last-16 clash on Tuesday night in Moscow, which saw England progress to the quarter-finals after winning a penalty shootout. It looked like England were through after Harry Kane clipped a spot-kick right down the middle from 12 yards to give England the lead just before the hour mark. The Three Lions successfully maintained the lead right up until the 3rd minute of stoppage time, when Yerry Mina scored with…

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Salah Becomes Liverpool’s Highest Paid Player

Mohamed Salah has become Liverpool’s highest paid player in the club’s history after signing a new £200,000-a-week deal. The Egypt international’s new contract will see him stay at Anfield until 2023, with a 100% increase on his previous deal signed last summer after joining the Reds from Roma for £34million. Since his campaign began he has scored a remarkable 44 goals in just 52 appearances and was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year. The 26-year-old also earned the African…

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Southgate Accepts Criticism But Stands By Decision As England Suffer First Defeat

Gareth Southgate is willing to take any criticism and stands by his decision to make eight changes for England’s World Cup match with Belgium, in which they lost 2-0 on Thursday night. Southgate had said he wanted to give his players a chance to prove themselves and therefore gave all his outfield players time on the pitch ahead of the knockout stage, which he described as their “biggest game for a decade.” Knowing it was certainly not a disaster to finish as runners-up in Group G, Southgate decided to rest…

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Southgate Calls For His Men To Grab Chance In World Cup Group G Decider

Gareth Southgate has called for his men to grab their chance in tonight’s World Cup Group G decider with Belgium in Kaliningrad. With a place in the last 16 already secured, the Three Lions boss is set to make a number of changes to the side who thumped Panama 6-1 during Sunday’s match. Belgium are ranked third in the Fifa rankings, whilst England are ranked 12th and to date have never beaten a team ranked higher than them at a World Cup, since they beat third ranked Argentina in Sapporo…

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