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Reasons behind Liverpool’s exit from EFL cup

Liverpool starting to unwind Jurgen Klopp trusts his Liverpool players attempted to adapt to the wind taking after their EFL Cup exit on account of Southampton on Wednesday evening. Shane Long’s detrimenthas affected at Anfield fixed a 2-0 total triumph for Claude Puel’s men to sheltered their place at Wembley one month from now. Sturridge remains a puzzle Liverpool attempted to make obvious opportunities coming their way on half however after the break, Daniel Sturridge missed two opportunities to put Klopp’s men ahead in the game. ‘To start with half,…

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Premier League 

The longest unbeaten streaks in the Premier League

11 wins – Chelsea (April to September 2009) After a tumultuous 2008-09 season under Felipe Scolari, Roman Abramovich sacked Scolari at the fag end of the season. Guus Hiddink, their crisis man had to step up and play as an Interim manager. Chelsea finished the league with 5 consecutive wins. The new season saw Carlo Ancelotti take up the charges and he tasted success immediately. Chelsea won the first 6 league matches on the trot, taking the tally up to 11 wins in a row before losing their streak to…

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Championship 

Birmingham City: Keeper Kuszczak hoping experience will count in play-off push

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he hopes his near-miss with Wolves last season will help Birmingham City go one better and qualify for the Championship play-offs this time round. Kuszczak, 33, has kept four clean sheets in five games with Blues only three points shy of the top six. “Last year was really close – just goal difference,” Kuszczak told BBC WM 95.6. “We know we can achieve something – we have to be consistent, take it step by step and all stick together.” After a difficult two-month spell in October…

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Championship 

Bolton Wanderers: Ownership decision could be made before QPR game

Bolton Wanderers could make a decision on new ownership before Saturday’s home game against Queens Park Rangers, BBC Radio Manchester understands. It is understood that three parties are interested in buying Wanderers from current owner Eddie Davies. Banker Roger Tamraz, Bolton Wanderers Supporters Trust and a consortium led by Dean Holdsworth are in the running. The Championship club are scheduled to appear in the High Court on Monday over an unpaid tax bill of around £3m. Bolton could face the threat of a winding-up order from Revenue & Customs if…

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Premier League 

What would Ilkay Gundogan bring to the Premier League?

Reports in Germany claim Borussia Dortmund will sell Ilkay Gundogan this summer after contract talks between club and player broke down – so would the midfielder suit a Premier League move? Manchester United were keeping tabs on the Germany international before he signed a two-year extension in the summer, but that deal runs out at the end of next season. He refused to be drawn on a possible reunion with Jurgen Klopp in December, while Arsenal have been linked by several national newspapers in England and Juventus the same in…

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Premier League 

Wayne Rooney misses Midtjylland trip amid injury fears

Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s Europa League game at FC Midtjylland amid unconfirmed reports he is out for up to two months. The United captain was left in England when the rest of the squad travelled to Denmark on Wednesday for Thursday’s round-of-32 first-leg tie. Louis van Gaal is expected to clarify Rooney’s condition when he speaks to the press at around 5pm, but an absence of two months would rule him out of important Premier League, FA Cup and European games, as well as England’s friendlies against Germany…

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Premier League 

Henderson: Sturridge ‘hurt’ by critics

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says teammate Daniel Sturridge was hurt by the widespread criticism he faced during what has been an injury-plagued campaign. The 26-year-old forward made just his fourth Premier League start of the season on Sunday, and opened the scoring in his side’s emphatic 6-0 win away to Aston Villa, nodding in Philippe Coutinho’s cross after sixteen minutes. However, he is now back in the frame just in time for the side’s Capital One Cup final clash with Manchester Cityon February 28th, with last weekend’s victory also being…

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