Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool will resume their Premier League campaign following an important away win in Germany which has seen the Reds take one step closer to the Champions League main draw as Jurgen Klopp's men downed a spirited Hoffenheim 1-2 at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. On Saturday, they will play their first game in front of their own fans at Anfield - against a new look Crystal Palace side managed by former Inter Milan and Ajax boss - Frank De Boer. Following a disappointing …
Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

Liverpool: 2017/18 - Season Preview

We Liverpool fans are an optimistic lot. It is difficult to find a more optimistic creature in the world than a Liverpool fan during the pre-season. As soon as a few transfers have been signed and a few pre-season friendlies won, most Reds fans start wondering, some more publicly than others, “Is this finally going to be our season?”. The levels of optimism may swing a bit – waning in the summer of 2010 when Roy Hodgson had been appointed …
The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

The Most Full-On 'Off-Season' Ever!

With the transfer window now officially open; we are already well into full-on 'silly season' mode. Here at 2Upfront, we look at all the rumours currently circulating and more widely, how we as football fans, find ourselves in this crazy world of multi-million pound transfers, obscene wages and ludicrous transfer speculation. How Did We Get Here? The 2017 summer transfer window is the culmination of many factors that we have seen building over the last few years. Firstly, the latest …
Four Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season

Four Liverpool Players To Keep an Eye Out for in Pre-Season

The 2017-18 season is almost upon us and most of the Premier League's players will re-group next week to kick start their summer preparations. Jurgen Klopp is expecting the majority of his squad back next Wednesday when Liverpool's pre-season campaign officially kicks off. They start by facing Tranmere Rovers on the 12th July, before taking on Wigan just two days later in the second of two domestic fixtures. Liverpool will then fly out to face a range of opponents in …
Mohamed Salah to Liverpool Could Prove to Be a Great Signing

Mohamed Salah to Liverpool Could Prove to Be a Great Signing

In the last one week, Mohamed Salah took several flights from Cairo to Liverpool or London, was spotted several times at airports across the UK, and finally underwent several medicals at Melwood. If we believe the hype generated by Liverpool fans’ wait for the Egyptian winger then all these things are true. For some reason, Salah was seen doing all the above and that too multiple times. But you really can’t blame the Reds’ fans. As soon as the last …
Tottenham Hotspur v AC Fiorentina | Europa League Preview

Tottenham Hotspur v AC Fiorentina | Europa League Preview

Tottenham Hotspur, one of the three English teams alive in the Europa League, will host Italian side AC Fiorentina on Thursday night in what will be the first leg of the round of 32. Mauricio Pochettino should be aiming to progress in Europe as far as they can, having already confirmed their participation in the domestic league cup final fixture against Chelsea at Wembley on the 1st of March. The North London outfit have been sublime at home in 2015 …
Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Many thought Chelsea bought too many attacking midfielders in the summer, given that Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar were all already at the club, but the side relies upon their array of number tens. Jose Mourinho expects his three creative midfielders to work hard in both halves of the pitch and it was Mata's failure to do the hard yards that cost him his place in the side. The likes of Willian, Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah have all …
Does the Salah signing make sense?

Does the Salah signing make sense?

Now that the Juan Mata deal taking him to Manchester United in exchange for a big cart-load of cash looks imminent, Chelsea have announced that they have reached an agreement with FC Basel for their left-footed winger, Mohamed Salah. The Guardian reports that the fee is an initial GBP 12M, with bonuses potentially taking it up to GBP 16M, which isn't entirely unreasonable for a 21-yr old winger regularly shining for his club in both the domestic league as well as …
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