Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday that defender Joe Gomez was “better than good” after his altercation with England teammate Raheem Sterling earlier this month.Manchester City forward Sterling initially clashed with Reds defender Gomez towards the end of the Premier League match between the sides on November 10 at Anfield.The pair were then involved in a fracas the following day on England duty, with Sterling later apologising at a team meeting and on social media.Sterling then sat out England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro as punishment but returned to the starting line-up in the 4-0 victory over Kosovo on Sunday.Klopp said Gomez, who was left with a scratch on his face following the clash, had not been affected by the incident and the German had no issues with how the situation was handled.“He is good, better than good,” said Klopp. “The people involved were fine pretty quick. Things like this … [Read more...] about Jurgen Klopp says Joe Gomez ‘better than good’ after Raheem Sterling clash
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IMAGE: Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Photograph: Carl Recine Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says they will not be selling players in the January transfer window but could make additions if an opportunity to improve the squad comes their way. Rodgers, who took charge in February, has guided Leicester to second in the Premier League on 26 points from 12 games this season, eight points behind leaders Liverpool.The club sold centre back Harry Maguire to Manchester United for around 80 million pounds ($103.30 million) in the close season and Rodgers does not want to lose any more of his core group as they seek a return to the Champions League. "We have absolutely no plans to lose anyone in January," Rodgers told reporters. "Our job is to keep what we have. "If there's an opportunity to improve the squad we will look to do that. If not, we will carry on with the squad we have, which is very strong." British media have linked 22-year-old … [Read more...] about Leicester will not sell players in January: Rodgers
'For Carrick and for Ander, it's just patience because their time will arrive'IMAGE: Jose Mourinho. Photograph: MUFC/Twitter Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera have hardly featured in Manchester United's early Premier League campaign but manager Jose Mourinho has assured the duo they are vital to his plans. Club captain Carrick is yet to get a game this term while United's player of the year last season Herrera has made just one league start in five games.Mourinho has opted for both Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini ahead of the pair but he said Carrick and Herrera would get their chance. "For Carrick and for Ander, it's just patience because their time will arrive," Mourinho told the club's website. IMAGE: Ander Herrera with fans. Photograph: MUFC/Twitter "They are going to be important players for us, for sure. That's the team, that's the squad. We cannot play with (only) 11 guys," the manager added. Matic, who signed from Mourinho's former club Chelsea in the close season, has made … [Read more...] about Here’s why Man United players must come to terms with squad rotation
IMAGE: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City, right, warms up with his team mates. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has asked for a change in mentality to revive the club's Premier League campaign which is in stark contrast to their impressive Champions League form.Champions Leicester sit 13th in the Premier League after a mixed start to the season while being on the brink of entering the Champions League knockout rounds after three group stage wins. "We cannot continue in this way and our goal is to change our concentration in the Premier League," Ranieri told British media. "When you are playing in the Champions League, your mind is more concentrated, you are more focused on the match. "You lose something when you play in the league, that is normal, but I hope we can change this soon. I am very proud on one side, while in the Premier League I'm very hungry. "We are in a good position (in Europe) and our destiny is in our own hands. We have … [Read more...] about Can Leicester turn around failing EPL campaign?
Bengaluru FC, through their partnership with Scottish Premier League side Rangers FC, have facilitated a week-long trial for Indian women’s team striker Ngangom Bala Devi with the Scottish giants. Bala Devi has been training with the professional Rangers club since November 19.The club currently plays in the top-flight of the Scottish Women’s Premier League which comprises two divisions of eight teams each. Rangers WFC have finished fourth in the recently concluded 2019 season.Bala Devi played in the inaugural season of Indian Women’s League in 2016-17 for Manipur Police Sports Club in qualifying round, before turning out for Eastern Sporting Union in the final round. The following season, she joined KRYPHSA FC before re-joining Manipur Police SC in 2018-19.“I am delighted at this chance and would like to thank Bengaluru FC and Rangers FC for making it happen. Training in the UK will be a new experience for me, and it is one that I am looking to make the most … [Read more...] about Indian striker Bala Devi begins trial with Rangers FC