Steve Nicol feels Liverpool’s bench could still do with another young, hungry attacker to help out the world class front three. Steve Nicol picks the winners and losers of the second Saturday of the Premier League season, including Teemu Pukki’s hat trick and Liverpool’s sloppy defense. Jurgen Klopp’s side survived an Adrian error and a
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Manchester City have failed to win at the Etihad for the first time this calendar year after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur. Steve Nicol dismisses any naysayers that VAR is not a positive after he feels it correctly ruled off Man City’s goal late on versus Tottenham. Steve Nicol explains
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ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop shares his thoughts on Manchester United’s transfer dealings and their current standing among Europe’s elite. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol explains why Jadon Sancho should depart Dortmund and take the next step in his footballing career. ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol examines how a potential loan move to Roma could be the solution
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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho is set to join Bayern Munich on a one-year loan, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed. “I can confirm [Bayern sporting director] Hasan Salihamidzic and I were in Barcelona last Wednesday. And we reached an agreement with both the club and the player over a transfer,” Rummenigge told reporters after his
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By Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens The FC crew examine Barcelona’s probable lineup to face Athletic after Lionel Messi was left off the list of players traveling to Bilbao. Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out for Friday’s La Liga opener with sources confirming to ESPN FC that the club is in advanced negotiations
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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp provides an update on Adrian following his freak injury he suffered from a fan during UEFA Super Cup celebrations. Liverpool have handed a new long-term contract to promising teenage midfielder Curtis Jones. The 18-year-old signed his first professional deal with the club last February after making his Under-23s debut a month earlier.
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This year’s Bundesliga season is upon us and so it seems only right to identify some intriguing themes for the coming months. With Bayern Munich having just advanced to a seventh successive championship, the Bavarians look like the obvious favourites for this year’s title, but that doesn’t account for some interesting developments elsewhere in the
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Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is ”disgusted” by the online racist abuse towards striker Tammy Abraham after he missed their fifth penalty in their Super Cup defeat to Liverpool. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has said he was “disgusted” by the abuse received by forward Tammy Abraham following their defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Abraham’s
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Neymar has been named in Brazil’s squad for next month’s friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season. The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing at the
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9:30 PM ET The MLS’ Western Conference playoff race is getting tight. Only five points separate second place from eighth, with the top seven teams making the postseason. Two of those teams will meet Saturday night, when the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles Galaxy play in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy (13-11-1, 40 points) moved from
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9:17 PM ET Davy Arnaud makes his debut as head coach of the Dynamo on Saturday when Houston plays host to the Colorado Rapids. Arnaud, 39, was promoted from his assistant’s job of the past three seasons to interim coach when Wilmer Cabrera was fired on Tuesday. The Dynamo (9-13-3, 30 points) have lost four
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Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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After Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa Steve Nicol says it was “glaringly obvious” that Spurs need Christian Eriksen to win games. Christian Eriksen made a big impact for Tottenham vs. Aston Villa, leaving Shaka Hislop and Mark Donaldson to ponder the chances he gets sold. Julien Laurens explains where things fell apart in Tottenham’s
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Julien Laurens discusses Zinedine Zidane’s future at Real Madrid after reports claimed he is unhappy his transfer requests have not been fulfilled. The FC crew examine Zinedine Zidane’s options for how he’ll manage Gareth Bale, with the Welshman content to stay and fight at Real Madrid. Sid Lowe provides the latest surrounding Neymar’s future amid
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