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The wife of the Serie A's joint-topscorer, Mauro Icardi, has revealed on social media that the Inter striker is set for talks with a La Liga giant.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 19:19 BST
Plus: Mike Ashley must spend, Sam Allardyce should have no regrets and Steve Bruce could feel cull in HullBy Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 18:15 BST
1. Brendan Rodgers may have lost the Liverpool dressing room
There is not much that can be said about a 6-1 defeat at Stoke City when you are Liverpool manager. Well, certainly nothing of a positive nature. They trailed 5-0 at half-time. It was the first time such a scenario had visit the club since 1976. It is the club's heaviest defeat in the Premier League era.If such an outcome was a one-off, you could describe it is a freak result, but Liverpool have been lost to themselves in a thick gloom for some time now. It seemed to take hold of them in March when they lost 2-1 to ManchesterRead More »from 7 truths: Brendan Rodgers may be facing the sack, Rio Ferdinand has football in perspective
Both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard finished their Premier League careers with a goal. We suspect one of them is happier than the other tonight, mind...World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 17:45 BST
Liverpool at Stoke.
Amid the shambolic send off for Gerrard, this image and caption perhaps best summed up what everyone was thinking about the embarrassing situation:
With the half-time score Stoke 5-0 Liverpool, this is how social media looked at around 16:00 BST on Sunday, May 24:Read More »from Overreaction Theatre: How's this for a Liverpool send-off, Steven Gerrard?
- Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 17:18 BST
Liverpool supporters sung chants urging former manager Rafa Benitez to return to Anfield after the club's embarrassing 6-1 to Stoke on Saturday.
The final game of the season saw Steven Gerrard make his final appearance in a Reds shirt, but it didn't work out as planned for the captain whose side were dismantled by a rampant Stoke team.
While Raheem Sterling's protracted contract negotiations dominated the build-up around the game, it was Stoke who orchestrated proceedingsRead More »from Liverpool fans chant for Rafa Benitez to return after 6-1 thrashing at Stoke
Didier Drogba was given the ultimate honour in his final Chelsea game - something that has surely never been seen in a match before.World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 15:45 BST
Didier Drogba was given the ultimate honour in his final Chelsea game.
The striker confirmed prior to the match that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, although he will not retire quite yet.
And after being given a shock start at Stamford Bridge, he was substituted after 27 minutes.
Not because he was injured. Oh no. Because Chelsea had planned it all along.
Told that Didier Drogba's special substitution was planned - he wasn't injured.— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) May 24, 2015
When Jose Mourinho hooked him off, Chelsea’s players lifted Drogba into the air andRead More »from Chelsea players give Didier Drogba amazing honour as he departs his final game
Klopp didn't disappoint in his final press conference as manager of Borussia Dortmund.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sun, May 24, 2015 15:33 BST
Juergen Klopp provided the media with another moment of comedy gold in his final press conference as Borussia Dortmund manager.
The outgoing boss, who secured his team a Europa League place following their 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday, was asked by a journalist if he had been learning Spanish following reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
Klopp laughed at the question before replying: "Una cerveza por favor," which translates as "one beer, please".
What a hero.Read More »from Juergen Klopp gives hilarious answer to reporter asking if he's learning Spanish
The traditionalists will be up in arms. Barcelona have revealed a hooped kit. Yup, a hooped kit.
“The new kits represent with pride the club symbols, and also feature the very latest Nike developments regarding invocations in performance, textile technology, dampness control and environmental sustainability,” read a statement on the official club website.
While the collar contains the colours of the Catalan flag, and the hoops match the flags that are on display at the Nou Camp at games, it will surely take some getting used to.Read More »from Barcelona unveil hooped kit for 2015/16
Xavi played his final game for Barcelona in their 2-2 draw with Deportiva La Coruna at the Camp Nou.
It was an incredibly emotional afternoon for the Barca icon, who picked up 23 honours with with Barcelona including La Liga titles, three Champions Leagues, two King's Cups, two European Super Cups, six Spanish Super Cups and two World Club Cups.
He could yet add to that haul in the King's Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on May 30 and the Champions League final against Juventus on June 6.
But, as usual, a few people couldn't resist a final bit of 'banter', with one Manchester United fanRead More »from Overreaction Theatre: 'Michael Carrick Xavi'
Borussia Dortmund's fans paid tribute to departing coach Juergen Klopp in brilliant fashion on Saturday.World of Sport – Sat, May 23, 2015 14:58 BST
Juergen Klopp’s final game as Borussia Dortmund coach was never going to be a subdued affair.
The man who won two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, and took them to the Champions League final, bowed out in front of his adoring public on Saturday.
And even though this season has been one of torment for Dortmund, who struggled against relegation for long spells, the fans showed their appreciation for the man who took them back to the top of the German game.
Signal iduna Park unveiled this superb tifo to say a simple thank you.
Supporters hold up banners reading Thanks Juergen to express their gratitude to Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen KloppRead More »from Dortmund fans unveil amazing tifo tribute in Juergen Klopp's final game as coach
Leicester City’s owners have decided to reward fans’ loyalty this season with a beer giveaway.By Eurosport | World of Sport – Sat, May 23, 2015 14:00 BST
Leicester City fans have had a pretty decent end to the season as their team have risen from rock bottom to 14th in the table following a remarkable run that saw then accumulate 19 points from the last 24.
Their season has also been memorable for a number of other reasons too – namely their boss Nigel Pearson, who has provided, erm, some great – and astonishing – moments throughout the course of the season.
There was, of course, his 'ostrich' press conference.
Or the time he appeared to throttle a Premier League footballer.
However, his most memorable moment was probably when he told a fan toRead More »from Leicester City set to give fans free beers as thank you