Three Achievements of Jurgen Klopp's Three Years at Liverpool

Three Achievements of Jurgen Klopp's Three Years at Liverpool

On October 8 earlier this month, one event happened in Premier League that has become a relative rarity in English football’s top tier. It is increasingly becoming rare that a manager is allowed to complete three years in control of a Premier League side without doing something dramatic – like saving them from relegation, earning a promotion or winning silverware. Jurgen Klopp, on paper, did none of those things, but he still managed to complete three years in charge of …
Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Thoughts on Jose Mourinho & the Champions League Disaster

Where to even begin? Before going into what Manchester United did or did not do against Sevilla in their disaster of a defeat on Tuesday night - it is important to revisit what Jose Mourinho said post match in one of the more (un)surprising (not in a pleasant way) press conferences since he took over the reins as Manchester United manager. Quickly after expressing his unwillingness to discuss or dwell on the defeat, the Portuguese began to open up by …
Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

In one of the final games of the round of 16 in this year's Champions League - Manchester United will lock horns with Sevilla for a place in the Quarter-finals. For Mourinho, this could be the biggest game of his time at United since the Europa League final in May 2017. Champions League progression has been one of the priorities for the Portuguese and Manchester United - as the club are looking to make it to the last eight of …
Bournemouth vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Bournemouth vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will want to recover quickly from their Champions League elimination with a win over Bournemouth. Despite being the better side for the majority of the tie, they couldn’t overcome an experienced Juventus team and will now be looking for domestic success. That will come in the shape of another top-four finish and an FA Cup challenge. In the previous meeting of the two clubs this season, Spurs won 1-0 with a goal from Christian Eriksen. They will want a …
Liverpool Vs FC Porto Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs FC Porto Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

If a football team is going into a game having won their last four matches, having scored 15 goals and conceded 3, in general circumstances they might be considered favourites to win. However, when FC Porto travel to Merseyside on Tuesday night for the second leg of the Champions League Last 16 tie with Liverpool, the odds for their progress into the quarterfinals will be extremely long. That is so because, Liverpool have all but sealed the tie with their …
Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City are facing another match against a top-six side as they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium. It is going to be a momentous occasion for the home side as they will get another opportunity to get a victory over the current Premier League champions, which will make their eventual triumph more meaningful when the title is confirmed. Meanwhile, the Blues are facing an uphill battle to finish in the top four, as they have dropped to 5th in …
Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Serge Aurier - A risk that Tottenham shouldn't have taken

Tottenham were excellent in their Champions League first leg draw against Juventus, as they came from 2-0 down in Turin. The majority of the players left Italy with their reputations enhanced, all except Serge Aurier who struggled again. The right-back was selected to start the match ahead of Kieran Trippier and it was a decision that the majority of people agreed with. The Ivory Coast international has all the tools to become one of the best full-backs in the world, …
Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there are five English teams that remain in the competition. Tottenham arguably had the most impressive group stage as they overcame both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to finish top, but the struggles of each team since have somewhat tainted that achievement. They have been drawn to face Juventus in the round of 16 and will travel to Italy for the first leg on Tuesday. It is a tough draw as they are …
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