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Brendan Rodgers reveals that he often sings his own song

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he often sings his own song that Celtic fans chant during matches.

The chant, sang to the tune of Inspiral Carpets’ This Is How It Feels, goes something like this:

“This is how it feels to be Celtic, CHAMPIONS again as you know, Brendan Rodgers is here for 10 in a row, 10 in a row…”

The song has been a hit among the Celtic faithful, with one fan revealing to Rodgers’ that their five year old granddaughter was almost kicked out of school for singing it.

Liverpool midfielder pledges his loyalty to the club despite contract standoff

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has dispelled rumours about his commitment to Jurgen Klopp’s side while insisting that he loves to play the club.

The Germany international is in the last year of his existing contract at Anfield and could walk away for nothing next summer. Serie A giants Juventus are one of the many clubs rumoured to be keeping tabs on Can’s future.

Pochettino praises Tottenham’s tactical flexibility ahead of Liverpool clash

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that the stalemate against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League proves that Spurs can compete with the biggest clubs in the world.

Pochettino’s side beat the odds by drawing 1-1 against Real at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in a group stage clash last week.

Bruno Alves reveals why he joined Rangers and backs Caixinha to deliver

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Rangers centre back Bruno Alves claims that he moved to Ibrox to win trophies and insists that manager Pedro Caixinha is the right man for the job.

Alves arrived in Glasgow from Serie A side Cagliari as Caixinha’s first signing. The highly experienced Portuguese defender has added much needed stability to the Rangers backline and is determined to add a Scottish Premiership medal to his already stellar collection.

Ronald Koeman has ‘total support’ of the Everton board despite poor form

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has insisted that he has ‘total support’ of the Everton chiefs despite the Toffees’ inconsistent start to the 2017/18 season.

Everton splashed over a £100 million on new recruits following the big money move of star striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United but have registered just two wins in eight Premier League games this season and sit two points above the relegation zone.

Former Rangers star urges Celtic to move to England citing lack of competition in Scotland

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Celtic have been Scottish Premiership champions for six years running. Lack of competition coupled with rivals Rangers’ faltering fortunes has made the Hoops undisputed challengers for Scotland’s premier competition.

Former Rangers midfielder Jorg Albertz has the opinion that Brendan Rodgers’ side should move to the English Premier League to suit their ‘high profile’.

Lovren accuses Lukaku of intentionally kicking him in the face

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Liverpool and Manchester United had to settle for a dull 0-0 draw when the two sides met at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

Despite the match being a dull affair, an incident involving Dejan Lovren and Romelu Lukaku has caused much stir among both sets of fans. The two players were involved in a scuffle just before the half time interval, resulting in Lovren rolling on the floor holding his face.

Guardiola explains how De Bruyne can reach Lionel Messi’s level

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been one of the best players in the Premier League since his move from Wolfsburg in 2015.

The Belgium international has racked up an impressive 25 goals and 37 assists in a century of matches for the Mancunians. The former Chelsea player was in dazzling form once again in his side’s 7-2 drubbing of Stoke City at the Etihad on Saturday, drawing high praise from manager Pep Guardiola.

Newcastle legend calls for new owners who ‘get the club and the area’

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has put the club up for sale. And former Magpies defender Steve Howey wants any potential new owner to be someone who ‘gets the club and the area’.

Ashley bought Newcastle back in 2007 for £134 million but the club has undergone two relegations since then.

Pochettino urges Kane to follow Francesco Totti’s footsteps

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Harry Kane should stay at Spurs for the remainder of his career and be a one club man like AS Roma legend Francesco Totti.

Kane’s stellar form in front of goal in the past two seasons has attracted the interest of some of the biggest clubs in world football, including Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Slaven Bilic defends Andy Carroll despite poor strike rate

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has come to the defence of striker Andy Carroll, claiming that he should not be judged on the number of goals he scores.

It is an odd statement to make while defending a player whose primary job is to score goals but Bilic insisted that the former Liverpool forward brings in other qualities to the team that are invaluable.

Sky Sports pundit suggests drastic measure to address Özil conundrum

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Arsenal are fifth on the Premier League table after recording four wins in the seven games played so far.

After a disappointing run of form early on in the season, Arsenal head to Watford this weekend at the back of four successive wins. The sudden upturn in fortunes has coincided with the absence of one player through injury – Mesut Özil.

Back to basics for Caixinha in a bid to address Rangers’ leaky defence

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Despite scoring the second highest number of goals in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers’ have conceded 11 goals – a worse record than Hearts, Motherwell and Aberdeen.

But over the international break, Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha made it a priority to address his side’s leaky defence as they prepare for their trip to St.

Shakespeare set to ditch usual system in a bid to get more out of Leicester

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Only a year after being crowned Premier League champions, Leicester City are facing a potential relegation battle.

The Foxes have won just one of their opening seven games in the league while drawing two and losing four. The dreadful start to the new campaign has relegated Leicester to 16th on the table.

Newcastle star eager to give everything for Benitez in newfound role

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Newcastle United have lost just one of their last five games and currently sit in the top half of the Premier League table at ninth.

After a difficult start to the new campaign, the Magpies are seemingly back on track to target a respectable finish on the league table. One of the key reasons for that has been manager Rafael Benitez’s decision to trust Ayoze Perez in the No.

Jurgen Klopp dreamed of coaching Manchester United, claims mentor

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp always dreamed of working in the Premier League. But before donning the red of Merseyside, the German coach’s chief ambition was to manage Liverpool’s greatest rivals Manchester United.

That is the claim of Eckhard Krautzun, Klopp’s mentor and predecessor at Mainz 05.

Fiorentina striker confirms Arsene Wenger’s interest

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Fiorentina’s 18-year-old striker Martin Graiciar has confirmed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanted to sign him but a deal sadly never materialised.

The Czech Republic youth international spent some time with Arsenal’s youth set up when he was 14. But an unfortunate injury coupled with his age, restricted him from making his short stay in North London a permanent one.

Leeds United make offer for Polish goalkeeper, confirms club scout

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Leeds United have made an offer for Polish goalkeeper Kamil Miazek, according to club scout Jakub Bokiej.

Miazek is currently available on a free transfer, and Bokiej who works as a scout for Leeds’ academy, confirmed earlier that the club has made an approach to tie him down on a permanent deal.

Klopp ‘perfect man’ to lead the Reds, insists former Liverpool chief

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According to former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow, manager Jurgen Klopp is under no pressure whatsoever and is the ideal man to take the club forward.

Liverpool will face Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday. United are level on points with Manchester City at the top of the league table.

Spurs, Palace and Newcastle send scouts to watch Turkish superstar

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Premier League trio Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are tracking Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, as per reports in Turkey.

All three English clubs sent scouts to watch Tosun in action against Iceland at the New Eskişehir Stadium in a World Cup qualifier.

Moyes reveals two players he missed out on as United boss

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Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed the two world class players he missed out on during his ill fated tenure at Old Trafford.

With United languishing outside the top four, Moyes was sacked before the 2013/14 season was over. Current United boss Jose Mourinho claimed that the club ‘failed to evolve’ in three years following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.

Former England ace reveals why the ‘Golden Generation’ failed to deliver

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Adam Crozier, the ex-chief executive of the Football Association, once dubbed the likes of Paul Scholes, David Beckham and Steven Gerrard among others, as the ‘Golden Generation’ of English football, destined to achieve great things for the Three Lions.

But despite having the likes of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry at the back, Scholes, Gerrard and Frank Lampard to choose from in the midfield, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney leading the attack, England consistently failed at international tournaments under both Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.

Football pundit warns Everton star to ‘come down off his high horse’

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Everton midfielder Ross Barkley was heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea among a host of clubs vying for his signature.

Fathan Moshiri, a majority shareholder at Everton, confirmed back in September that Barkley had agreed personal terms with Chelsea but changed his mind at the last minute.

England legend cites Spurs ace as key to Three Lions’ World Cup hopes

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Former England international Kevin Keegan believes that the Three Lions’ FIFA World Cup dreams will receive a big blow if Harry Kane got injured.

Keegan of course is well aware of the repercussions of having one of your best players getting injured during a major international tournament.

Leeds United eye January move for Liverpool striker

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Leeds United look set to move in for Liverpool forward Danny Ings in the January transfer window, as per reports from ESPN.

Ings arrived in Merseyside in the summer of 2015 from Burnley but an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in a training session in October that year ruled him out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Newcastle United raided over fears of ‘systematic abuse of the tax system’

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Custom officials have raided Newcastle United after evidence surfaced of a ‘systematic abuse of the tax system’ which suggests that secret payments were made to players and agents.

Warrants were issued by the HM Revenue and Customs officers to search the premises of St.

Harry Kane is worth more than Neymar, claims Sky Sports pundit

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Sky Sports pundit Tony Gale has made a very bold claim that Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane is worth more than Paris Saint-German superstar Neymar.

The Brazilian sealed a world record £198 million move from Barcelona to the French capital this summer. Meanwhile, Real Madrid are speculated to be preparing a blockbuster move for Kane who has scored 92 goals in 139 goals in the past three campaigns, excluding the 11 goals he already has this season.

Van der Sar reveals strategy behind his Champions League winning heroics in Moscow

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has revealed all the preparation that went into his European Cup winning penalty save in Moscow back in 2008.

Signed from Fulham in 2005, the Dutchman was a a pivotal part of the globe conquering United side of the late 2000s.

Former Newcastle star backs Benitez to take club forward

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Former Newcastle United defender Ryan Taylor has given his vote of confidence to Rafael Benitez while insisting that the Spaniard is the right man to lead the club.

The 33-year-old spent five and a half seasons at St James’ Park and was part of the Magpies squad that reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League back in the 2011/12 season.

Koeman counting on international break to offer respite

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has been under increasing pressure this season.

The 1-0 loss in the Premier League against Burnley at Goodison Park last weekend has relegated the Toffees to 16th on the table. But Koeman is hoping that the two weeks of international break will provide much needed respite to him and his players.

Villa want Manchester United goalkeeper on a permanent deal

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has admitted that the club would like to sign Sam Johnstone, on loan from Manchester United, on a permanent deal in January.

The 24-year-old is enjoying his second loan spell in Birmingham and has played in every Championship game this season, keeping five clean sheets in the process.

Ian Wright tips Burnley boss to replace Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes that Burnley manager Sean Dyche has all the necessary attributes to succeed at a top club and even manage the England national team in the future.

Burnley recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday and are currently occupying the sixth spot on the league table.

Wenger opens up on the possibility of Barcelona joining the Premier League

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had his say on the possibility of Barcelona leaving La Liga and joining the Premier League, following growing unrest in Catalonia.

The Catalans held a referendum this weekend to determine their right to an independent statehood which was met with strong opposition from the Spanish government.

Noel Whelan aims dig at Leeds United defender

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has given a damning verdict on centre back Pontus Jansson, claiming that the Swede has a penchant to go missing during tough situations.

Jansson arrived at Elland Road on a season long loan deal from Serie A club Torino this summer. The Swedish international made a sensational start at his new club, helping Thomas Christiansen’s men keep a clean sheet in his first six appearances for Leeds.

Manchester United and Chelsea interested in Middlesbrough defender

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Premier League big guns Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly monitoring the progress of highly rated Middlesbrough defender Dael Fry, as per the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old centre back’s impressive performances at the heart of Boro’s defence has also sparked an interest from fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Leicester City.

Big blow for Chelsea as Morata ruled out for six weeks

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In what could be a major setback for Chelsea, striker Alvaro Morata has been ruled out for six weeks because of a hamstring injury, the Spanish FA has confirmed.

The report confirms that the former Real Madrid forward will be sidelined for the entirety of October at the very least ,while gaining full match fitness could take another couple of weeks.

Former Rangers captain dismisses rumours of falling out with Amoruso

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Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson has revealed that there was no falling out with Lorenzo Amoruso during their time together in Glasgow.

Amoruso, who joined Rangers from Fiorentina back in 1997, had been captaining the Light Blues for two years when Dutch manager Dick Advocaat took over the club.

Christiansen blasts Leeds United players for being ‘soft’

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Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen has lambasted his players for a ‘soft’ performance against Sheffield Wednesday that resulted in a third straight away defeat for the club.

The 3-0 loss against Wednesday comes at the back of disappointing trips to Cardiff and Millwall. Failure to take any points in these games have dropped Leeds to fifth in the Championship table with Christiansen questioning his players’ endurance to mount a serious challenge for the league title.

Wenger demands more goals and assists from Iwobi

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Alex Iwobi scored his first goal of the campaign as Arsenal eased past Brighton with a 2-0 victory in the Premier League at the Emirates.

The 21-year-old started in place of the injured Mesut Ozil and capped off an impressive display in attack, combining with Alexis Sanchez.

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Souness accuses former Liverpool player of feigning injury

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Liverpool legend and former Newcastle United boss Graeme Souness has accused one of his former players of feigning an injury ahead of a crucial Premier League tie.

Souness’s time in Tyneside was a rather unspectacular one. The former Scotland midfielder managed the Magpies in 84 games, winning just 36 matches.