Was Jürgen Klopp Right to Opt for £30m Mané?

Was Jürgen Klopp Right to Opt for £30m Mané?

Reports of a £34m (possibly rising to £36m) record deal between Liverpool and Southampton for winger Sadio Mané have been at the forefront of gossip columns and social media over the past few days as Mané seems set to become one of many to follow a path from the South Coast to Merseyside. Previous players to do so have had mixed success with the Reds: Adam Lallana, and Nathaniel Clyne have been impressive and claimed a starting spot under Jürgen …
Liverpool warm up for Dortmund in style

Liverpool warm up for Dortmund in style

Liverpool’s impressive performance away to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League tie rightly brought them plaudits. They largely nullified the threat of Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and but for Roman Weidenfeller, would’ve been celebrating a famous victory. Social Media was abuzz Sunday afternoon with the news that Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel had opted to rest his first choice full-backs, midfield and attack for the fierce local derby against Schalke in preparation for the …
Europa League Report: Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Europa League Report: Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Borussia Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park is renowned for its raucous atmosphere and this Europa League round of 16 first leg was no exception. The ‘Yellow Wall’ were in full voice for a near full-strength Dortmund; however, Mauricio Pochettino elected to rest half his stars, seemingly heavily prioritising the Premier League, despite what is up for grabs in this tournament. The match started at a very good pace, with Dortmund quickly establishing their dominance and within the opening seven minutes a …
Four Potential Upgrades on Oscar for Chelsea

Four Potential Upgrades on Oscar for Chelsea

Following their victory over Crystal Palace, Chelsea have only confirmed the inevitable by securing the Premier League title of the 2014/2015 campaign. The Blues did not have their strongest squad available, as Ramires was taken to hospital prior to the game and Oscar and Diego Costa were watching from behind the bench, though neither of the pair missed the opportunity to jump around Stamford Bridge in full kit and celebrate with the team after the final whistle sounded. It is …
4 January Deals That Could Blow Wilfried Bony Out Of The Water

4 January Deals That Could Blow Wilfried Bony Out Of The Water

The January transfer window finally sparked into life when Manchester City signed Ivorian powerhouse Wilfried Bony from Swansea City for an eye-watering £25m - but will this be the biggest signing this month? Probably not, as a host of Europe's top clubs are looking ready to make their mark in the mid-season window. Here are four other potential transfers that could eclipse the £25m paid for Wilfried Bony. Edinson Cavani - Paris SG The 27 year-old Uruguayan striker still has …
January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

January Transfers That Would Make Sense for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Spurs and City

It has come again, The January transfer window. The time of the year full of speculations, rumours, false reports, great expectations, surprises and large sums of money spent by football clubs all over the world. Although not as popular among managers and clubs as the summer window, it represents an opportunity for clubs to address long term injuries suffered by key players and to strengthen the squad if any weaknesses come to the surface in the first half of the …
Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

Meetings between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund have been a regular fixture in the group stages of the Champions League over the past few seasons, and the two sides will meet for the 6th time in four seasons on Wednesday night with Arsenal only needing a point to progress to the knockout round in second place behind their German opponents who have already confirmed their passage to the next round. Their plight in the respective domestic leagues has been quite unexpected …
Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Germany qualified for Euro 2012 with a 100% record in their qualifying group, finishing 13 points ahead of 2nd placed Turkey. They are many people's favorites to win the tournament with the likes of Gomez, Özil, Schweinsteiger and Lahm in their ranks and are expected to be there or thereabouts in Kiev for the final. They faced no real challenges in their qualifying group, however, and there were a few close calls. This relatively young squad with new tactics and …