TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Moreno: I’ve got contract offer. We’ll seeby Freddie Taylor2018-12-27 22:41:29.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno has revealed he has received a contract offer from Liverpool.The Spaniard has struggled for playing time since the emergence of Andy Robertson and will be out of contract in the summer. He will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January.And speaking to El Transistor, Moreno admits he could leave Anfield despite the new contract offer.He said: “Liverpool has proposed renewing me but no agreement has been reached, in January the market opens and we will see.”To this day we have nothing closed neither with Liverpool nor with other clubs.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery delighted with Bellerin performance for Carabao Cup winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted with Hector Bellerin’s performance for their Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest.It was an emotional night for Bellerin as he returned to the first team after more than nine months out injured.”I think Hector’s attitude is a very big attitude to help us,” Emery said. “When he was injured he was still a big mentality in the dressing room helping us.”He assisted for [Joe] Willock to score and also to have different options in the squad and first XI is good. We are going to play a lot of matches and tonight was his first 15 minutes [with us], which is really important. “He wanted to play 90 and yesterday he told me he’s ready and wanted to play, but we decided to give him less minutes than 90. He played with the under-23s on Friday and also they are the first matches for him. We need to do it progressively and the doctor said to us that we are going to do it like that.”I think no [he can’t play 90 minutes against Manchester United next]. Maybe in his mind yes, but we need to listen to the doctor and the doctor wants to do it progressively. Really tonight is the first day and the first minutes, and we are going to maybe share some minutes with the under-23s.”It depends how he’s feeling, but in his mind he’s feeling very well and I think the first minutes tonight were amazing for him. We are going to use him with Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] and Calum Chambers to help us in this position. The most important things about Hector are his attitude and experience. He’s wishing to help us.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd survive scare with penalty win over Rochdaleby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have survived a scare by beating Rochdale on penalties in the Carabao Cup third-round on Wednesday.17-year-old Mason Greenwood finally converted one of United’s many chances to open the scoring.But Rochdale equalised through another teenager in Luke Matheson with fifteen minutes to play.This set up a nervous penalty shootout at Old Trafford, but a miss from Dale midfielder Jimmy Keohane sealed an painful exit for the League One club.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Brandon Williams his debut by sending him on for Phil Jones at half-time.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery explains reasons for Xhaka captaincyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has hailed Granit Xhaka’s leadership qualities after confirming the midfielder as new club captain.Emery announced the decision today.The manager explained: “First, he is mature and he has experience and we are all living all the time under pressure, under criticism as coaches, as players, as a club,” our head coach said. “The most important thing is to stand up in each moment, go ahead and [for him] to show his quality, with his behaviour, with his commitment and in the dressing room the players voted for him as the first. “After, I spoke with him and we want to change that opinion outside because that respect that he has inside the dressing room is very, very important. And also keep moving ahead, playing, improving, and with behaviour, and his commitment. Each match for him, for me, for everybody, is a very good opportunity to show our capacity. “I trust and believe in him and he is a good man, a good professional and a good player. Sometimes he has made a mistake, yes, but the most important thing is to analyse, to learn and to correct that in the future. “His challenge, and our challenge, is to change that opinion and above all, show personality and improve in each match and give us his help every time. The first match is on Monday at Manchester United.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say De Gea slams Man Utd: We must improve everywhereby Ansser Sadiq18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes his side must improve in all areas to avoid further pain in the Premier League.United suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle United on Sunday. A Matty Longstaff long range strike was enough to give the Magpies all three points.The result left United only two points above the relegation zone after eight league games. De Gea was furious with his side as he spoke with reporters after the game.”We didn’t create any proper chances,” De Gea fumed on Sky Sports. “We defended well. The team needs to step up.”We have some big injuries but that’s no excuse. We are Manchester United, we need to keep training hard, fighting and winning games.”When asked where United can improve, De Gea said: “Everything. A lot of things to improve. I don’t know what to say.”Keep trying, fighting, improving every day. It’s a hard moment for us.”[This is] the most difficult time since I’ve been here. I don’t know why, what is happening. Sorry to the fans. We will keep fighting.”Come on, we conceded a goal from a corner. That cannot happen. It’s unacceptable.”
Arsenal midfielder Torreira determined to make it under Emeryby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is determined to make it under manager Unai Emery.Only five team-mates played more minutes in all competitions than Torreira last season.But asked about his drop down the pecking order this term, Torreira said: “I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating.“All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal.“But that’s not something that depends on me.“It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.“You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am.“I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my team-mates and to give the fans something to cheer about.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team played one of the best games we’ve seen from a squad in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night. The Fighting Irish’s valiant effort ultimately wasn’t enough, though, as they fell to undefeated Kentucky, 68-66. Still, Mike Brey’s team has plenty to be proud about this season; an ACC Tournament championship and an Elite Eight run highlight an awesome year. Following the loss to the Wildcats, Notre Dame’s fans welcomed their team home with roaring applause. Much-deserved welcome home for one of the best @FightingIrish teams you’ll ever see. Thanks, @NDmbb. pic.twitter.com/ET6mvODLlJ— Josh Flynt (@jflyntnd518) March 29, 2015That’s a great scene. Notre Dame’s run to the Elite Eight was the sixth in program history and the first since 1979.
Twitter/@thatboycam1LSU’s roster is littered with impressive athletes every season, and they will be adding another one in 2016 athlete Cameron Lewis. The four-star plays quarterback and safety for Wossman High School, and shined in a recent scrimmage against Peabody. Lewis threw for two touchdowns, and added one each on the ground and as a receiver, but none was more impressive than this wild 35 yard scramble.Recap of yesterday I make it look easy pic.twitter.com/pKNpUD21xt— Cameron Lewis (@thatboycam1) August 24, 2015Lewis is expected to play safety at the next level, but based on this, he could make one heck of a punt returner as well.[TigerDroppings.com]
Josh Murphy insists he has been ignoring reports linking him with a move to Chelsea, instead focusing on securing promotion back to the Premier League with Cardiff City.The winger earned strong reviews during his debut top-flight season in 2018-19 despite Cardiff coming up short in their bid to avoid relegation to the Championship.Such performances have seen him linked with Crystal Palace and Burnley, as well as Chelsea; speculation that could prove distracting for a 24-year-old looking to get back to the top of English football. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare But Murphy insists that his attention is fixed firmly on the fortunes of Cardiff and helping Neil Warnock’s side make an immediate return to the Premier League over the coming months.”I can tell you I took no notice of it [being linked with Chelsea]. I don’t know if there’s any truth in it, but I took no notice of it,” Murphy told Goal in an exclusive interview.”I wouldn’t say it is a distraction, stuff like that is always going to happen. There is a fine line about it being true and not true.”It is just something that I would never look into too deeply. It is the end of the season so you always get stuff like that. I see myself staying at Cardiff. Then we go from there.”You never know what the future holds but as of now I am a Cardiff player and I am gearing up to get ready to fight for promotion to the Premier League.”I have only been here for a season and I love it here. That’s my priority – to be at Cardiff and get Cardiff back to the Premier League.”While playing in the Championship can take a player away from the spotlight, the ever-increasing quality in England’s second tier has started to be recognised by those at the very top of the game.Daniel James has already completed a move to Manchester United following a breakout year for Swansea City in the Championship last term while Mason Mount’s performances on loan at Derby County from Chelsea earned him a call-up to the England squad in October.And Murphy, who has won youth caps at various England age-group levels, believes he too has what it takes to catch the eye of Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate ahead of the European Championship in 2020.”I have always had that self-belief in myself. I have always thought I had enough talent and belief to make it to the very top. The only person who was going to stop me was me. Now I am eventually where I wanted to be, playing Premier League football.“I feel like I did alright [in the Premier League]. I am always out there to improve and get better as a player. So, hopefully, I have impressed the right sort of people. I want to go out there and enjoy football, get goals and assists for the team and bring success to the club.”Any young English player’s dream is to play for England. Going through the England ranks, then my goal is to eventually play for the England team. That will come down to me, how well I play and if I can impress the right people. It is one of my dream goals to do and hopefully I can get there.”Murphy forms one half of English football’s most famous active twins, with brother Jacob currently plying his trade for Newcastle.Over the past few seasons the pair have been moved apart due to their respective transfers having played together for both QPR and Norwich City, having begun their footballing development at local London side Pitshanger Dynamo.And Murphy believes that it has been hugely beneficial to have Jacob by his side throughout the early years of his career, saying: “Being twins, you are always going to have your brotherly rivalry. Some days you are going to hate him, some days you are going to love him.”That’s like every brother and sister everywhere. We are always there to drive and push each other on.“If he scored more goals than me as we got older, it is not like I am going to resent him. It would be his job to go to me and say ‘come on, I am going to help you be better’. We were always going to try to keep driving each along to keep getting better, better and better. I feel like we have done that.”I used to be a centre-back and then Jacob played in midfield. As we started getting older, the positions started changing but they are my first early memories from playing football. I would stay at the back, smash it up for Jacob to run on and score.”A lot of the scores would end up maybe 15-2 or 20-4 or something like that. That’s just the way it works. As you start developing and getting older, you start trying new things, like you want to play in different positions. Now both of us are wingers and we are enjoying ourselves.”We would always get mistaken. Being identical twins, it is easy for that to happen. We are both wingers, but different types of wingers. I like to be out on the touchline, chalk on my boots and take defenders on one-versus-one.”He is more of a modern-day inside forward who likes to receive the ball in the pockets. We both have different attributes but we like playing differently in different styles. He will get the ball on the half-turn and stride through the middle of the pitch. I like to be completely out wide.“That’s the noticeable difference in the way we play. He is a bit more bulldog-ish than me with his running technique. I like to think I am more elegant and glide across the pitch. We have always played in the same team up until the first-team level. We even played in the same England youth teams.”We have done the whole journey together. It got to the point where he went to Newcastle and that was hard for me to take. We did everything together. He coped with it better than I did because he had six or seven loans in the meantime.”He was coming back to Norwich as a base. It was okay because I thought he was always coming back. When he moved to Newcastle, his career went one way and mine went the other way. Hopefully, our paths cross again.”Part of Murphy’s ambition is built on his love for the sport, which he still holds close.Growing up in London, being a fan of Newcastle but being built at Norwich City, Murphy has taken a different path to many around him.He watches the likes of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale as he looks to develop into the finished article and better himself as a player.”I am a Newcastle fan, so growing up it would always be Alan Shearer [who I watched]. Then it was [Jermain] Defoe because I was all about scoring goals. So it would be those sorts of players who were hot at the time.”When I was getting older it would be wingers who I would aspire to be like. Like Bale and Neymar. Like all the top wingers, I just try to be the best I can be. There are loads of things.”I want to learn and improve. That will come down to me. I want to get more goals so that’s something I will strive on.”
Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk insisted his £75 million ($91m) price tag was never an issue after the world-record fee for a defender was broken earlier this month. Van Dijk made the move from Southampton to Liverpool in January 2018, the huge transfer fee initially raising eyebrows. AdChoices广告But the Netherlands international helped the Premier League giants win the Champions League last season and has emerged as a Ballon d’Or contender under manager Jurgen Klopp. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? However, the world-record fee was broken after Manchester United paid Leicester City £80m ($96m) for England centre-back Harry Maguire earlier this month. Van Dijk, whose side face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday, played down the significance of the fees. “It wasn’t a big issue for me. It’s something you don’t have an influence on,” he told a news conference. “It happens, it’s the market and the only thing you can do is put your head down and start playing, give everything for the team. “That’s what I did and it worked so far, I’ll just try to keep doing that, keep progressing and be a better player.” European champions Liverpool will go into their clash against Chelsea as favourites, having opened their Premier League season with a 4-1 win over Norwich City as Frank Lampard’s men were humbled 4-0 by United. Van Dijk is eager for Jurgen Klopp’s side to win the trophy for Liverpool for the first time since 2005. “I think it could work in both favours, they know us, we know them, but the most important thing is it’s one game, one final, anything could happen,” he said. “We know at the start of the season everyone’s coming back from having a break. We are ready, we want to win that trophy and we’re going to do everything that’s possible to hold the trophy.” The Reds have a packed schedule to open the campaign, having lost the Community Shield to Manchester City on August 4 ahead of the start of the Premier League season. Saturday will see the club return to league action to face Southampton, with a match against Arsenal on the cards on August 24.