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Dejan Lovren Says Liverpool Believe they Can Win Champions League

Dejan Lovren Says Liverpool Believe they Can Win Champions League

Liverpool flew to Marbella for warm-weather training the morning after the historic night before in Porto, carrying thoughts of where else the form that condemned the Portuguese league leaders to their heaviest European home defeat might take them.

Hakan Sukur: Turkey’s Fallen Hero Who Can Never Return Home

Hakan Sukur: Turkey’s Fallen Hero Who Can Never Return Home

There is a photograph, famous in Turkey, taken at the wedding of one of the nation’s greatest footballers, a Uefa Cup winner who played in a World Cup semi-final. In the picture, Hakan Sukur is next to two witnesses, the nation’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Why Won’t TV Rights Company Pouring Millions Into English Football Reveal Its Owners?

The Football Association unveiled its plans last month for a menu of multimillion-pound investment into grassroots facilities and projects, and wiping out the debt on Wembley, largely from the sale of greatly increased TV deals for FA Cup and England matches.

Neymar Wilts In Madrid As Superclub Tie Descends Into Disneyfied Dystopia

Neymar Wilts In Madrid As Superclub Tie Descends Into Disneyfied Dystopia

Two superclubs! The most successful club in European history! The other a club that has just arranged the two most expensive transfers in history! Cristiano Ronaldo v Neymar, the ageing great against the rising star! Skill! Tricks! Flair! Late drama! Rabonas, backheels, dribbles!

When Arsenal Showed France Tough Love on Valentine's Day

When Arsenal Showed France Tough Love on Valentine's Day

It’s hard to imagine Arsenal being in the title race in February and then adding an extra fixture against a national football team to their schedule.

Why Manchester City Broke Record For Aymeric Laporte

Why Manchester City Broke Record For Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte turned Manchester City down once but he was not going to do it again and certainly not now. Pep Guardiola had tried to sign him in 2016 only for the Athletic Club defender to say he did not want to leave Bilbao; this time he did and “time” is the word.

Mousa Dembélé is Fast Becoming the Ultimate Midfield Controller

Mousa Dembélé is Fast Becoming the Ultimate Midfield Controller

Shortly after the only goal of this bruising north London derby Arsène Wenger could be seen standing on the touchline, swirling the skirts of his sodden, quilted gown as he mimed a shove and bellowed the word “Push” at the teeming skies. There are few human beings so adept at conveying a sense of

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