Liverpool have taken control of the Premier League title race but former Reds striker Peter Crouch says nobody at Anfield will be getting carried away with their commanding lead at the top of the table.Crouch joined Alan Shearer on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday to analyse the Reds' performance as they beat defending champions Manchester City 3-1 to go eight points clear.Here, he explores what makes Jürgen Klopp's side so formidable, but explains why some Liverpool fans will not be celebrating anything yet. 'No Liverpool fans are telling me "we are going to win the league"'
Pep Guardiola insists he was not being sarcastic when he approached referee Michael Oliver after Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool. The City boss appeared to thank the official for his performance in a melodramatic fashion after the final whistle at Anfield. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola appeared to sarcastically congratulate Michael Oliver at the end of the game Guardiola had been enraged during the Premier League clash as his side were twice denied penalties for possible handballs against Trent Alexander-Arnold. The first was the most controversial, coming immediately before Fabinho opened the scoring. The second came late on as City rallied in response to further goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. “It was not sarcastic,” Guardio
Liverpool have to play two games in two days on two different continents. But so what, Mark Hughes may wonder. He once played for Wales and Bayern Munich on the SAME day. This was certainly one way to resolve the club vs country debate and all it involved was a private plane, a changing room at 35,000 feet, a souped-up Lada and the out the box thinking of Uli Hoeness, who had just signed Hughes for Bayern from Barcelona on a season-long loan. Hulton Archive - Getty Hughes joined Bayern Munich on loan from Barcelona in 1987 In an era before international breaks, Hughes had already played and scored for his new club and expectations were high. And on 11 November, 1987, Wales were due to play a Euro 88 qualifier against Czechoslovakia in Prague on the s...
Chelsea battled from 4-1 down to claim what could be a valuable point with a 4-4 draw against Ajax in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge.But the Blues may feel like they should have won the game as the visitors were reduced to nine men, while Cesar Azpilicueta had what he thought was the winning goal disallowed following a VAR check. Getty Images - Getty Azpilicueta’s celebrations were brutally cut short The blistering start set the tone for the epic with two goals inside the first five minutes – Jorginho’s penalty cancelling out a second-minute own goal by Tammy Abraham. Ajax then raced into a 3-1 lead through Quincy Promes’ goal while Kepa Arrizabalaga could do nothing when Hakim Ziyech’s corner struck the post before hitting the goalkeeper in the face
Premier League duo Liverpool and Chelsea will reportedly compete in a revamped FIFA Club World Cup from 2021.The 24-team tournament is set for the Far East and will replace the Confederations Cup in the football calendar, according to the New York Times. getty images Chelsea and Liverpool will both participate in the first edition of the new-look FIFA Club World Cup in 2021 They claim the decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced this Friday in Shanghai. Europe will have eight competitors in the competition, more than FIFA’s other five regional confederations. The winners of the two elite European club competitions – the Champions League and the Europa League – over a four-year period would make up the eight UEFA teams involved.