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Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally makes Premier League debut, and fans praise player once branded ‘flop’ and ‘fraud’

Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally makes Premier League debut, and fans praise player once branded ‘flop’ and ‘fraud’

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fab fab The Brazil international made his English top flight debut as a second half substitute in Liverpool's defeat of Huddersfield Liverpool midfielder Fabinho finally made his Premier League debut on Saturday evening, playing just over 20 minutes of the Reds’ defeat of Huddersfield. The Brazil international, who was signed for an initial £40million earlier this year, has found his early life on Merseyside something of a disaster. Fabinho’s full debut for Liverpool came in the Carabao Cup – and it was not good He has not been trusted by Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, to represent his new team on many occasions, with his only start to date coming in the Carabao Cup. Fabinho hadn’t even made a Premier Leagu...
'Mourinho was slaughtered but got a point… am I going mad?' – Joey Barton hits out at praise for Man City display at Anfield

'Mourinho was slaughtered but got a point… am I going mad?' – Joey Barton hits out at praise for Man City display at Anfield

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Pep GuardiolaMonday, January 15, 2018Joey Barton says he cannot understand the positive reaction to Manchester City's display against Liverpool.City lost their unbeaten Premier League record in a thrilling match at Anfield on Sunday, going down 4-3, but earned plenty of plaudits for their attacking performance.Barton, though, insists only the result matters and is amazed by the different reactions to Manchester United's goalless draw at Anfield earlier in the season and City's defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s side.Jose Mourinho was widely criticised for his defensive approach against Liverpool in October's clash on Merseyside, despite United picking up a point."Mourinho comes to Anfield, parks the bus and gets absolutely slaughtered," said Barton."Then Guardiola goes there, pas...
New Year Honours attract praise and criticism

New Year Honours attract praise and criticism

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Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been awarded a knighthood for services to music and charity work as the Queen's New Year Honours are announced.It comes 20 years after his bandmate Paul McCartney was knighted, and 17 years after George Harrison turned down an OBE.In a short message, signed off with his trademark phrase, 77-year-old Mr Starr said: "It's great! It's an honour and a pleasure to be considered and acknowledged for my music and my charity work, both of which I love. Peace and love. Ringo."McCartney congratulated his former bandmate on Twitter. He wrote: "Huge congrats Sir Ringo! Sir Richard Starkey has a nice ring to it. Best drummer best pal!"Video:Fab facts about Sir Ringo StarrThere are also knighthoods for Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb, former deputy prime minister Nick Cleg...