Last season Coutinho finally played with the consistency the Anfield faithful had been dreaming of. The Brazilian’s magic had been seen in flashes previously, but he’s firmly kicked on to become one of Europe’s finest playmakers by regularly putting in match-winning performances. Barcelona had three bids rejected for his signature in the summer, the final being a staggering £114million. They’re likely to return with an even better offer in January.Friday, October 13, 2017While some can't handle the heat of the Premier League, others flourish to lift their careers to new heights.Philippe Coutinho and N'Golo Kante – both of whom are currently being linked with transfers in excess of £90million – are great examples of the English top flight's stage turning an initially, relatively u
For the investment Everton made over the summer, their start to the campaign is inexcusable and Koeman is rightly being questioned. The Dutchman’s team play without an identity on the field, with a great deal of talent being wasted, and something has to change.Wednesday, October 4, 2017Which Premier League manager do you think is under the most pressure right now?There's already been one casualty this season, with Frank de Boer sacked after only five games in charge of Crystal Palace, and history tells us he definitely won't be the only boss to be given the boot in the campaign.talkSPORT.com, then, has ranked each Premier League manager on the safety of their job, starting with who's feeling the heat the most – scroll through the gallery above to see the ranking in full.*Odd
Head coach Antonio Conte believes Chelsea have been "penalised" by the Premier League fixture schedulers who have granted his side just one full day's preparation for Saturday's clash with Manchester City.Chelsea claimed a last-gasp 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to top Champions League Group C with two wins from two games.The Premier League champions play City at 1730BST on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's side beat Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, while Chelsea are expected to return to London at around 0400BST on Thursday morning following their post-match flight from Madrid."In this case I think we are a bit penalised," Conte said."To have only one day to prepare for this type of game is not right."Honestly I'm very surprised to see that this big gam...
Sam Allardyce believes Liverpool are not good enough defensively to win the Premier League - and is backing Jose Mourinho to lead Manchester United to title glory this season.With their high-tempo, attacking style, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are one of the most exciting teams to watch in the top-flight and have made a promising start to the campaign.They have collected seven points from their opening three games, thrashed Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and have claimed back-to-back clean sheets. Optimism is therefore high on Merseyside as the Reds look to end their 27-year title drought.But, according to Allardyce, they will miss out on again on the top prize due to defensive vulnerabilities.The former England boss, who co-hosted the Sports Breakfast on Thursday, said: “My only concern about Jur
Jason Denayer endured a disappointing loan spell at SunderlandWednesday, August 16, 2017Manchester City defender Jason Denayer is trying to force a move to Turkish Super League giants Galatasaray, despite the club's desire for him to stay in the Premier League.The Belgium international is not part of City boss Pep Guardiola's immediate plans and another loan spell looks the most likely course of action.Denayer, 22, enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Galatasaray two years ago, establishing himself as a real crowd favourite.And, according to reports in Turkey, he wants to secure a move back to the club this summer, despite City insisting upon the defender remaining in the Premier League.The Belgian's desire to move abroad could have been influenced by his disappointing loan spell at Sunderland