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ESPN FC News 17 Oct 21:58

Liverpool's Adam Lallana to return from injury 'in a few weeks' - Klopp

Jurgen Klopp shrugs off claims that he'll significantly rotate his Liverpool squad for Tuesday's UCL clash at Maribor. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is hopeful that Adam Lallana remains on course for a return to action in November. Lallana took the next step in his rehabilitation from a thigh injury by reporting back to Melwood on Monday after spending time in Qatar as part of his recovery process. The England international, who was on crutches at one stage, has missed all of the season so far, but is in line to make a comeback next month. Speaking to Liverpool's official website, Klopp said: "It's absolutely...

ESPN FC News 17 Oct 21:41

Borussia Dortmund urged to be more brave as they seek first UCL points

Peter Bosz discusses the tactical change he made at halftime of Borussia Dortmund's loss to RB Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund's sporting director has urged the team to be "more courageous" as they head to Apoel Nicosia seeking their first points in Champions League Group H. Dortmund lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid in their opening two group games but are confident they can get back on track at Apoel on Tuesday. "We need to be more courageous," sporting director Michael Zorc told reporters on Monday. "Especially in the Champions League, you need to make the most out of your chances if you...

ESPN FC News 17 Oct 21:31

Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde to face appreciative Olympiakos side

The FC crew agree Barcelona are still in control in La Liga after fighting back for a draw against Atletico Madrid. Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes predict the outcomes of this week's UCL fixtures, headlined by Real Madrid versus Tottenham. Managers don't hang around at Olympiakos. The Greek side arrived in Barcelona for Wednesday's Champions League game with Takis Lemonis in charge, but he has only been in the job for 22 days. He replaced Besnik Hasi, who was sacked in September after a derby defeat against AEK Athens. Hasi had only been given the job in the summer, when he was chosen to replace caretaker coach Vassilis Vouzas, who had just won the Greek title. Vouzas came in on a temporary basis in March after former Portugal coach...

ESPN FC News 17 Oct 21:29

Premier League title race with Man City, Man United a study in contrasts

With Man City on a tear in the Premier League, Craig Burley analyses their form compared to the chasing pack. With Man City on a tear in the Premier League, Craig Burley analyses their form compared to the chasing pack. They do things differently in Manchester. City and United are two clubs working toward different directions, and their methods are so distinct that they are almost polar opposites. On one side of town, City are playing with a joyful, sweeping brilliance. They have turned the Etihad into a temple of entertainment. A handful of miles away at Old Trafford, United are built around power and mean-eyed pragmatism with few frills in their approach. What the neighbours have in common, however, is that...

ESPN FC News 17 Oct 21:27

Unwanted by Italy, Napoli star Jorginho is waiting for Brazil to call

The FC crew examine an enticing start to the Serie A season, which sees Juventus' stranglehold on Italy threatened. Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes predict the outcomes of this week's UCL fixtures, headlined by Real Madrid versus Tottenham. Brazil coach Tite will be attending the Champions League fixture between Manchester City and Napoli on Tuesday, and his major task is clear. He knows all about Pep Guardiola's Selecao stars Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Ederson, but now a new name is about to enter the frame ahead of the World Cup. Napoli midfield star Jorginho has always wanted to represent Italy, and yet he won't refuse an even more lucrative proposition. "If Brazil call him up, he will accept it," Jorginho's agent, Joao Santos,...

Football Articles | Mail Online 17 Oct 14:16

Northern Ireland face Switzerland in World Cup play-offs

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland have been handed winnable fixtures in their attempt to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Football Articles | Mail Online 17 Oct 14:13

World Cup 2018 European play-off draw LIVE

Both Northern Ireland and the Republic are unseeded for Tuesday's draw, along with Sweden and Greece, meaning they can meet the likes of Italy, Denmark, Croatia or Switzerland.

Football Articles | Mail Online 17 Oct 14:04

Maribor Q&A: Liverpool's Champions League opponents

DOMINIC KING: Liverpool take a step into the unknown on Tuesday night when they play Maribor for the first time in their history.

Football Articles | Mail Online 17 Oct 14:03

Pep Guardiola can still smile if Man City ship a few goals

MARTIN SAMUEL —CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Any manager can be magnanimous when his team has just scored seven. Even so, there was uncommon generosity in Pep Guardiola's summary.

Football Articles | Mail Online 17 Oct 13:59

Tottenham and English team's records at Santiago Bernabeu

English sides have not fared well on their travels to the Santiago Bernabeu over the years, with only two teams ever emerging from the stadium with a win in the Champions League.

BBC Sport | Football | Premier League | World Edition 1 Feb 16:20

Everton sign Jelavic from Rangers

Everton sign Croatian international striker Nikica Jelavic from Rangers.

BBC Sport | Football | Premier League | World Edition 1 Feb 11:56

Swansea 1-1 Chelsea

Neil Taylor's late own-goal saves 10-man Chelsea as the Swansea City defender denied his side a famous win.

BBC Sport | Football | Premier League | World Edition 1 Feb 10:42

Sunderland sign Kyrgiakos on loan

Sunderland complete the signing of defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos on loan from VfL Wolfsburg until the end of the season.

BBC Sport | Football | Premier League | World Edition 1 Feb 10:40

West Ham sign Man Utd's Morrison

West Ham United sign Manchester United's Ravel Morrison for an undisclosed fee.

BBC Sport | Football | Premier League | World Edition 1 Feb 10:40

Spurs agree to sell Pavlyuchenko

Tottenham reach an agreement with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow over the sale of striker Roman Pavlyuchenko.

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