Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah signs new long-term contract to end exit speculation

Mohamed Salah has signed a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Liverpool, the club announced on Friday. Salah’s contract was due to expire next summer and, the forward announced before the Champions League final that he would remain at Anfield next season. – ESPN’s Notebook: The inside stories from around the world– Olley: … Read more

How much are Premier League pre-season matches abroad really worth?

Premier League football clubs have been eagerly readying themselves for their first full pre-season since we first heard of COVID-19. It will give them an opportunity to recoup a portion of the finances they lost because of the global pandemic while appeasing overseas sponsors, supporters and, hopefully, growing their brand in a different market. With … Read more

Can Liverpool’s midfield still excel without fresh blood?

The Liverpool squad will report back for the start of pre-season training next Monday. Five days later, they will embark on a week-long tour of the Far East. Uruguay striker Darwin Nunezwho was signed from Benfica for a fee which could rise to a club-record £85 million, will be the star attraction. Jurgen Klopp is … Read more

Ten Hag’s role in Rangnick’s exit

Erik ten Hag played a key role in Ralf Rangnick’s sudden exit from Manchester United — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Why Man City are happy to lose Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus this summer. Jump to: Liverpool receive FA support | Why City are happy to lose Sterling, Jesus | Ukrainian team … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is ready to QUIT Manchester United over their lack of progress with transfers’

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘is ready to QUIT Manchester United this summer over their lack of progress in the transfer market under new manager Erik ten Hag’ – with zero players bought amid interest in Darwin Nunez, Frenkie de Jong and Antony Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly considering an exit from Manchester United The star Portuguese forward is … Read more

How Liverpool’s trio of Mane, Firmino and Salah compares to football’s greatest tridents

They say everything in life comes in threes. In football, the best attacks certainly do. It was arguably Pep Guardiola’s revolution at Barcelona that has resulted in the trident becoming a deadly force in modern football, overtaking the duo in the process. Of course, managers tinker every game, but the trio is here to stay. … Read more

US investors’ buy of Chelsea FC soccer club puzzles Wall Street

A coterie of US investors took control of the British soccer team Chelsea FC last month — and some Wall Street insiders are still struggling to understand why. Todd Boehly — a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers whose free-spending strategy over the past decade has been credited for reviving the MLB team — promised … Read more

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp made a mistake not signing a new player?

At this point doubting Jurgen Klopp seems foolish. Everything he has touched at Liverpool has, more or less, worked. He has delivered a league title, has them pushing Manchester City season after season and took an early bid for a quadruple through until late May last season. He has moved quickly in the transfer market: … Read more

Ten Hag’s tough start among 10 interesting things we noticed about the Premier League fixtures

Even David Moyes winced when he saw Erik ten Hag’s start at Man Utd. Also: Liverpool’s post-Champions League stitch up, Ralph Hasenhuttl could be gone by September, and more… Yer Da might tell you that every one plays everyone else twice but the newly published Premier League fixtures require plenty more context. Here are 10 … Read more

Ten Hag faces tough task, Man City kick off at West Ham

The fixture schedule for the 2022-23 Premier League season was released on Thursday, with champions Manchester City starting at West Ham and the Erik ten Hag era at Manchester United beginning with a home match against Brighton, kicking off a tough-looking run to start his new job. City clinched the 2021-22 title in extraordinary fashion … Read more