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Simon Mignolet offers support to dejected teammate Loris Karius

Simon Mignolet insists that he can empathise with teammate Loris Karius, whose two errors cost Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final meeting with Real Madrid. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 14:11 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 14:11 UK Simon Mignolet has backed Loris Karius to recover from his Champions League final nightmare, insisting that his Liverpool teammate has all the support he needs. The German stopper grabbed many of the headlines for all the wrong reasons in Saturday’s meeting with Real Madrid, as he gifted the opposition two goals in a 3-1 loss for his side. Karius deposed Mignolet as Liverpool’s number one in January, but questions have been asked of the 24-year-old’s short-term future at...

Neymar provides latest injury news ahead of World Cup next month

Neymar has updated fans on his expected return date following his fractured foot that threatened his chances of playing for Brazil in the World Cup in June. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:46 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 13:44 UK Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has updated fans on his fractured foot that was a potential threat to his appearance in the World Cup. The 26-year-old suffered the blow in February during a Ligue 1 match with Marseille, and has not featured for the French outfit since. Despite not playing in three months, the Brazilian winger is determined to go to Russia. “I’m not yet at 100 per cent. That will come with time. I’m still a bit scared of going all out, but there are still several days before our start,” Neyma...

Former Stoke City boss Paul Lambert sounded out for St Mirren job?

Newly-promoted Scottish Premiership side St Mirren have reportedly sounded out Paul Lambert to become their new manager. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 13:19 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 13:19 UK St Mirren have reportedly contacted former Stoke City boss Paul Lambert regarding their vacant managerial position. The Saints are on the lookout for a new head coach after losing Jack Ross to Sunderland last week, fresh on the back of guiding the club to the top tier of Scottish football. According to The Sun, Lambert is a surprise name on the Buddies’ list of candidates following 12 years working in English football. Lambert does have strong ties to the Paisley outfit, though, having skippered the club to the 1987 Scottish Cup durin...

Jordan Henderson: ‘We will be back in the Champions League final’

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has claimed that his side will bounce back from their Champions League defeat and continue to move in the right direction. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 12:59 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 12:59 UK Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has urged fans to keep believing in the team and that the players showed great spirit against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday. Liverpool missed out on the European trophy as they were defeated 3-1 by Madrid as Gareth Bale scored a brace against Jurgen Klopp‘s side. However, Henderson believes that the players can look back on their journey positively and move on from the disappointing result. “I believe in this team,” he told reporters. “I believe in ...

Manchester United relaunching Women’s team for next season

Manchester United have relaunched their Women’s team ahead of next season, and will compete in the FA Women’s Championship. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 12:25 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 12:25 UK Manchester United have relaunched a Women’s team that will compete in the FA Women’s Championship next season. United scrapped their female squad in 2005, but will now rejoin with five new teams in the Championship. The team will compete with the likes of Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City in September. “Today’s announcement is the result of two years of planning and a milestone within our delivery of The Gameplan for Growth strategy,” The FA’s Head of Women’s Football Baroness Sue Campbell told rep...

Tom Cairney: ‘Fulham stars should stay next season’

Fulham captain Tom Cairney believes that the stars of his team should stay at he club next season after the Cottagers gained promotion to the Premier League. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:58 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:58 UK Fulham captain Tom Cairney has suggested that his team’s stars will stay at the club next season, following their promotion to the Premier League. The Cottagers beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to push them up to England’s top division alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City who were automatically promoted. Premier League status for the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic is enough to keep them at the club, Cairney believes. “I signed a contract extensi...

Paul Scholes: ‘Manchester United need players like Gareth Bale’

Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United should sign players like Gareth Bale and Neymar if they want to improve next season. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:45 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:45 UK Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has named Gareth Bale as the type of player that Jose Mourinho should be targeting to put up a serious fight in Europe next season. Bale was the star man in Real Madrid‘s 3-1 triumph over Liverpool in the Champions League Final on Saturday, as the Welshman scored a brace that included a spectacular overhead kick and a long-range strike from outside of the box. Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League in the Round of 16 by Sevilla, but Scholes believes that Bale could be the type of player to push ...

Edin Dzeko: “I wasn’t ready for Chelsea move in January”

Roma forward Edin Dzeko has opened up on his potential move to Chelsea in the January window and hints that he is uncertain about his future at the Serie A club. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:14 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:14 UK Edin Dzeko has admitted that he did not move to Chelsea in January because the people he spoke to did not think it was the right decision. It was widely reported that Chelsea attempted to sign the Roma striker at the start of the year in their search for another target man, before turning their attention to former Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud. The interest of Chelsea in the Bosnian international has now been confirmed, as Dzeko spoke on his potential exit from Roma in January. “Chelsea is a big challenge and I know what k...

Dejan Lovren: “I promise that next year we will come back even stronger”

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has promised that his side will come back stronger next season, following their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:34 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:34 UK Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has vowed that his team will improve on the pitch next season and challenge for the Champions League again. Liverpool missed out on European glory at the last hurdle on Saturday night, as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of La Liga giants Real Madrid, who retained the title for a third consecutive season. Despite reaching the Champions League final, Lovren believes that his side will perform even better in the upcoming season in August. “I’m proud of the team, I’m proud of th...

Manchester United ‘to spend £250m on targets this summer, including Gareth Bale’

Jose Mourinho is reportedly being backed with £250m to sign the players he wants for next Premier League season. By Matthew JonesFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:19 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:19 UK Manchester United are reportedly willing to spend £250m to bolster their squad ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign. United finished 2nd in the Premier League table last season and failed to pick up a trophy, despite playing an FA Cup Final against 5th-placed Chelsea earlier this month. According to The Mirror, United want to sign Gareth Bale as part of their spending spree, who hinted at an exit from the Santiago Bernabeu after the Champions League Final on Saturday. The report adds that chief executive Ed Woodward may also sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and Tot...

Arsenal ‘ready to table £50m bid for RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg’

Arsenal are tipped to lodge a £50m bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg in the coming days. By Mark Langshaw, ReporterFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 09:59 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 UK Arsenal are said to be ready to table a firm bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg. The Gunners will make a £50m offer for the Sweden international in the coming days, according to Expressen. The 26-year-old, who has five goals and four assists in the Bundesliga this season, could become new Arsenal boss Unai Emery‘s first signing for the club. Leipzig are said to be keen to hold onto Forsberg and are believed to be readying an improved contract for him, even though his existing deal runs until 2022. Meanwhile, the German club are reportedly aiming to make Ademola Lookm...

Liverpool ‘step up search for new goalkeeper following Loris Karius blunders’

Liverpool reportedly make signing a replacement for Loris Karius their top priority this summer. By Mark Langshaw, ReporterFiled: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 09:38 UK Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2018 at 09:40 UK Liverpool have reportedly made signing a new goalkeeper a top priority following Loris Karius‘s blunders in the Champions League final. The German was at fault for two of the goals the Reds conceded in their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev. According to The Mirror, Karius’s performance was enough to convince manager Jurgen Klopp to seek out a new first-choice stopper this summer, and several candidates are said to fit the bill. Rumours linking Roma’s Alisson with a move to Anfield have intensified since the final, but Liverpool are also rumoured to be considering ...

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