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Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool are not underestimating Roma - Henderson
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool are not underestimating Roma - Henderson
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool are not underestimating Roma - Henderson
Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool won't be taking Roma lightly when they face the Italian side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Reds got past Manchester City in the quarter-final stage, setting up a surprise meeting with the Serie A side
Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final
The Reds got past Manchester City in the quarter-final stage, setting up a surprise meeting with the Serie A side
<p>Henderson insists Liverpool won&#39;t underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final</p>
Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final

Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final

<p>Henderson insists Liverpool won&#39;t underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final</p>
Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final

Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final

Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won&#39;t under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. &quot;I&#39;ve watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. &quot;We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I&#39;m expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. &quot;I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
Liverpool unveil new 'red pepper' home kit for next season
Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won't under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. "I've watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. "We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I'm expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. "I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
The Reds got past Manchester City in the quarter-final stage, setting up a surprise meeting with the Serie A side
Henderson insists Liverpool won't underestimate Roma in Champions League semi-final
The Reds got past Manchester City in the quarter-final stage, setting up a surprise meeting with the Serie A side
Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won&#39;t under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. &quot;I&#39;ve watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. &quot;We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I&#39;m expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. &quot;I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
Liverpool unveil new 'red pepper' home kit for next season
Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won't under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. "I've watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. "We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I'm expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. "I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won&#39;t under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. &quot;I&#39;ve watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. &quot;We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I&#39;m expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. &quot;I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
Liverpool unveil new 'red pepper' home kit for next season
Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The strip – which retains the retro, deeper-red colour of the current campaign – will be worn for the first time during the club’s final home game of the season against Brighton in May. The Merseyside club are marketing the jersey as ‘Red Pepper’. Should Liverpool reach the Champions League final, it could even make its second appearance before the end of this season. Liverpool are the designated away team in the final, so that would only be possible if they get through to play Real Madrid in Kiev. Captain Jordan Henderson admits he is dreaming of joining the elite group of Liverpool captains to lift the European Cup. Sadio Mane (right) in the new kit Credit: LFC Only four Anfield skippers have enjoyed the privilege, Emlyn Hughes (1977 & 1978), Phil Thompson (1981), Graeme Souness (1984) and Steven Gerrard (2005). Although Henderson issued a reminder of a tough challenge to get past AS Roma, he said it is natural for any player to consider the possibility of fulfilling the ultimate ambition as it gets closer. “I think you dream about those things when you are a kid, really. Of course I have, as many other players have, but one step at a time,” said Henderson, speaking at the kit launch. Mohamed Salah, Loris Karius and Jordan Henderson Credit: LFC “Roma are a fantastic team and it will be a tough test for us so we will just have to wait and see. “We certainly won't under-estimate them. They beat Barcelona 3-0 and they are a top team. It will be a difficult game both home and away. "I've watched them a few times and they have got some very good players and a very good team. It will be a tough test, as it always would be in the semi-final of the Champions League, but it is a challenge for us to go in there being confident with the way we have been playing, especially in the last round. "We have to go there and do what we have been doing and hopefully get to the final.” Henderson is confident but cautious about current form. Why I'm expecting a Liverpool vs Bayern final “We are obviously in a good place at the moment but at the same time it is important not to get too carried away,” he said. “Our focus is on playing football and doing everything we can to win games, whether that is in the Premier League or the Champions League. We have some big games coming up but we just need to continue doing what we have been doing most of the season, work hard on the training field and put that into games and hopefully at the end of the season we end on a high. Premier League kit 2017/18 “It is a young team but I feel they are mature at the same time and are hungry to want more, learn and improve and that is the biggest thing. "I think midweek showed that; having beaten City away and then put in the performance we did against Bournemouth shows the mentality of the players so we need to continue that, stay together as a group and focus on what is important.” Pre-order the 18/19 Home Kit from the Official Liverpool FC Online Store
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Cengiz Under in action with Genoa&#39;s Francesco Migliore REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Cengiz Under in action with Genoa's Francesco Migliore REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Juventus has a four-point lead, but faces a Coppa Italia Final to go with matches vs. Napoli, Roma, and Inter Milan.
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Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Genoa&#39;s Mattia Perin and Jawad El Yamiq in action with Roma&#39;s Edin Dzeko REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Genoa's Mattia Perin and Jawad El Yamiq in action with Roma's Edin Dzeko REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Aleksandar Kolarov in action REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov in action REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Aleksandar Kolarov in action with Genoa&#39;s Gianluca Lapadula REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov in action with Genoa's Gianluca Lapadula REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Edin Dzeko in action REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Edin Dzeko in action REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Stephan El Shaarawy in action with Genoa&#39;s Mattia Perin REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Stephan El Shaarawy in action with Genoa's Mattia Perin REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Cengiz Under in the net as he celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Cengiz Under in the net as he celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma&#39;s Cengiz Under scores their first goal REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa
Soccer Football - Serie A - AS Roma vs Genoa - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - April 18, 2018 Roma's Cengiz Under scores their first goal REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea&#39;s ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner&#39;s name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea to consider new style of manager with Antonio Conte's replacement
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea's ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner's name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea&#39;s ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner&#39;s name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea to consider new style of manager with Antonio Conte's replacement
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea's ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner's name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea&#39;s ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner&#39;s name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea to consider new style of manager with Antonio Conte's replacement
Roman Abramovich is being urged to consider a change of direction as Chelsea weigh up how best to replace head coach Antonio Conte. While Chelsea have remained silent on his future, Conte is expected to leave the club at the end of the season and owner Abramovich and his advisers have been besieged by suggestions for the Italian’s successor. Many of Europe’s leading managerial names, such as Luis Enrique, Max Allegri, Maurizzo Sarri and Leonardo Jardim have been put forward to Chelsea, and Abramovich is most likely to pick from that list. There is also the fall-back of asking Carlo Ancelotti to return. But Telegraph Sport understands that some close allies of Abramovich have also suggested a new approach that would see Chelsea try to find the next big thing, rather than going for a proven winner or star name. Mauricio Pochettino would be the Blues’ ideal choice to replace Conte, but there is recognition there is little chance of prising the Argentine away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Mauricio Pochettino would be Chelsea's ideal candidate Credit: Reuters The admiration for Pochettino has sparked an effort by individuals close to Chelsea to try to identify the most promising coaches who have the potential to become the very best. That has thrown up names such as Roma’s Eusebio Di Francesco, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and even Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner. While it is rated unlikely Chelsea would source their next manager from Huddersfield, there is a feeling they need to take a new route to the top and one way could be to appoint a fresh, dynamic coach who is committed to modern, attractive football and is willing to promote young players. Chelsea can no longer outspend their rivals, as Conte has found out, or have a squad of players fully committed to or capable of immediately making the Blues winners again. On the one and only previous occasion Abramovich tried something different it backfired spectacularly, as Andre Villas-Boas lasted only nine months. David Wagner's name has been mentioned in discussions Credit: Reuters The Portuguese came in with a real desire to promote Chelsea’s young players and set about implementing a long-term strategy, but the dressing-room, at that time, proved too powerful for him. Things are different now, however. There are not the characters of Petr Cech, John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba to rule the dressing-room and pick up the phone to Abramovich. To some degree that leaves Chelsea in a tougher position than in the past. Terry and co were quickly able to regroup under a new manager, but the current squad look like a collection of players that need motivating and careful direction. But the fact Abramovich talks to his head coach, rather than the players, when he visits Cobham these days should provide Conte’s successor with encouragement that it is his opinions that will be listened to. Just over two years ago, Chelsea spoke with Eddie Howe as they considered how best to replace Jose Mourinho and whether or not it was time for a change of approach. In the end, Abramovich went for tried and tested. He is naturally drawn to winners and chose Conte ahead of Jorge Sampaoli, believing the Italian could pick up where Mourinho had left off after clinching the title, before the customary third-season meltdown. Who is your Premier League manager of the year? Our writers have their say The theory worked and Conte moulded Chelsea back into champions, but a familiar scenario is now playing out. With Conte set to leave, does Abramovich go back to the start of what has become a two-to-three-year cycle by going for another big name or does he commit to a new direction? Howe was considered last time out because Chelsea were aware that the majority of the managers they had been hiring fulfilled Abramovich’s demand to win, but did not necessarily fit the overall direction the club wanted to follow. The key is whether or not Abramovich is prepared to take a risk and accept that his next appointment may need more time to deliver success. He could decide that Enrique and Jardim fit both his briefs, in that they have both achieved great success but are young enough to adapt their approaches and start a new project. Much could also depend on which European competition Chelsea qualify for. They can keep their slim Champions League hopes alive by beating seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night, but a first full Europa League campaign would require a bigger squad and potentially less youngsters loaned out. What happens at their rivals across Europe will also impact Chelsea. Paris Saint-Germain are speaking to Thomas Tuchel, whose volatile nature would represent a risk for the Blues, while a change at Real Madrid would free up Zinedine Zidane.
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
Liverpool fans to be charged £73 for Roma away tickets
The PFA&#39;s Premier League Team of the Year has been announced ahead of the 45th PFA Awards this Sunday and while Manchester City and Tottenham are, unsurprisingly, well represented, Liverpool - currently third in the league and through to the Champions League semi-finals - have just one man in the XI. That man is Mohamed Salah, who has scored 30 goals in the league so far this season and is many people&#39;s favourite to win the Player of the Year award, although he faces stiff competition from Man City&#39;s Kevin De Bruyne, who also make the PFA&#39;s line-up. In a 4-3-3 formation, Man Utd shot-stopper David De Gea is in goal with Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Alonso - the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea - across the back line. In the middle of the park there&#39;s David Silva, De Bruyne and Christian Eriksen, while, up front, Salah, Sergio Aguero - amazingly the first time he has ever made this list - and Harry Kane finish off the line-up. Champions Man City make up almost half of the Premier League team of the year, but the list of players missing certainly raises an eyebrow. No Roberto Firmino, no Leroy Sane, no Mousa Dembele, no Andrew Robertson. PFA Premier League Team of the Year Salah has already said helping Liverpool win the Champions League is more important than any individual award he could receive this season. The Egyptian reached the 40-goal mark across all competitions this season in Liverpool&#39;s 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday and is leading the race for the European Golden Shoe. And Liverpool beat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate this month to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will face AS Roma. &quot;To win the Champions League,&quot; Salah said, when asked if he preferred to win the competition or an individual award. &quot;If you had a choice, then of course the Champions League. &quot;... To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don&#39;t care about the rest.&quot; The 25 year-old has scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances for Liverpool in his debut season at the club and is now as short as 1-3 to be named the PFA Player of the Year. In a huge swing in the betting, De Bruyne is out to 9-4 in places. Wolves and Fulham dominate the PFA&#39;s Championship team of the year. Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each. Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham&#39;s 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney. The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.
PFA names its Premier League team of the year - and only one Liverpool player makes the grade
The PFA's Premier League Team of the Year has been announced ahead of the 45th PFA Awards this Sunday and while Manchester City and Tottenham are, unsurprisingly, well represented, Liverpool - currently third in the league and through to the Champions League semi-finals - have just one man in the XI. That man is Mohamed Salah, who has scored 30 goals in the league so far this season and is many people's favourite to win the Player of the Year award, although he faces stiff competition from Man City's Kevin De Bruyne, who also make the PFA's line-up. In a 4-3-3 formation, Man Utd shot-stopper David De Gea is in goal with Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Alonso - the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea - across the back line. In the middle of the park there's David Silva, De Bruyne and Christian Eriksen, while, up front, Salah, Sergio Aguero - amazingly the first time he has ever made this list - and Harry Kane finish off the line-up. Champions Man City make up almost half of the Premier League team of the year, but the list of players missing certainly raises an eyebrow. No Roberto Firmino, no Leroy Sane, no Mousa Dembele, no Andrew Robertson. PFA Premier League Team of the Year Salah has already said helping Liverpool win the Champions League is more important than any individual award he could receive this season. The Egyptian reached the 40-goal mark across all competitions this season in Liverpool's 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Saturday and is leading the race for the European Golden Shoe. And Liverpool beat Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate this month to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they will face AS Roma. "To win the Champions League," Salah said, when asked if he preferred to win the competition or an individual award. "If you had a choice, then of course the Champions League. "... To win the Champions League is huge for everyone. I don't care about the rest." The 25 year-old has scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances for Liverpool in his debut season at the club and is now as short as 1-3 to be named the PFA Player of the Year. In a huge swing in the betting, De Bruyne is out to 9-4 in places. Wolves and Fulham dominate the PFA's Championship team of the year. Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each. Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham's 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney. The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.
Linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool, Roma goalkeeper Alisson is only getting better, according to Dida.
He is confident and brave – Dida hails Alisson improvement
Linked with Real Madrid and Liverpool, Roma goalkeeper Alisson is only getting better, according to Dida.
Under fire after last week&#39;s Champions League exit against Roma for failing to rest his players, the Blaugrana boss took heed with changes on Tuesday
Better late than never as Valverde finally learns Barca rotation lesson
Under fire after last week's Champions League exit against Roma for failing to rest his players, the Blaugrana boss took heed with changes on Tuesday
Under fire after last week&#39;s Champions League exit against Roma for failing to rest his players, the Blaugrana boss took heed with changes on Tuesday
Better late than never as Valverde finally learns Barca rotation lesson
Under fire after last week's Champions League exit against Roma for failing to rest his players, the Blaugrana boss took heed with changes on Tuesday
Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray make their picks for the two Champions League semifinals matchups. Which two of Roma, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool will reach the Championship match?
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Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray make their picks for the two Champions League semifinals matchups. Which two of Roma, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool will reach the Championship match?
Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray give their predictions for the UEFA Champions League Semifinal Matchups. Which 2 of ROma, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool will reach the championship match? For more Planet Futbol subscribe to SITV.
UEFA Champions League Semifinals Preview
Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray give their predictions for the UEFA Champions League Semifinal Matchups. Which 2 of ROma, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool will reach the championship match? For more Planet Futbol subscribe to SITV.
Chelsea face the prospect of losing Marcos Alonso for the next three games, including their FA Cup semi-final tie against Southampton, after the left-back was charged with violent conduct. Alonso’s apparent stamp on Shane Long in Chelsea’s dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory over Southampton went unpunished, but he has now been charged retrospectively by an FA panel. Alonso has until 6pm on Wednesday night to respond to the charge, with fifth-placed Chelsea travelling to seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final date against the Saints. Should he get a three-game ban, then Alonso would also miss the Premier League trip to Swansea City on April 28. The Burnley and Southampton games are particularly important for Chelsea and head coach Antonio Conte, as they try to salvage what has been a disappointing season. Alonso was caught on camera fouling Shane Long Credit: SKY SPORTS With Champions League qualification almost out of their reach, the Blues are aiming to finish as high as possible in the League and win the FA Cup. The loss of Alonso would be a big blow to Conte, as January signing Emerson Palmieri has only started two games all season, one of which has been for Chelsea, following a serious knee injury he suffered with Roma.
FA charge Chelsea's Marcos Alonso with violent conduct
Chelsea face the prospect of losing Marcos Alonso for the next three games, including their FA Cup semi-final tie against Southampton, after the left-back was charged with violent conduct. Alonso’s apparent stamp on Shane Long in Chelsea’s dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory over Southampton went unpunished, but he has now been charged retrospectively by an FA panel. Alonso has until 6pm on Wednesday night to respond to the charge, with fifth-placed Chelsea travelling to seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final date against the Saints. Should he get a three-game ban, then Alonso would also miss the Premier League trip to Swansea City on April 28. The Burnley and Southampton games are particularly important for Chelsea and head coach Antonio Conte, as they try to salvage what has been a disappointing season. Alonso was caught on camera fouling Shane Long Credit: SKY SPORTS With Champions League qualification almost out of their reach, the Blues are aiming to finish as high as possible in the League and win the FA Cup. The loss of Alonso would be a big blow to Conte, as January signing Emerson Palmieri has only started two games all season, one of which has been for Chelsea, following a serious knee injury he suffered with Roma.
Chelsea face the prospect of losing Marcos Alonso for the next three games, including their FA Cup semi-final tie against Southampton, after the left-back was charged with violent conduct. Alonso’s apparent stamp on Shane Long in Chelsea’s dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory over Southampton went unpunished, but he has now been charged retrospectively by an FA panel. Alonso has until 6pm on Wednesday night to respond to the charge, with fifth-placed Chelsea travelling to seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final date against the Saints. Should he get a three-game ban, then Alonso would also miss the Premier League trip to Swansea City on April 28. The Burnley and Southampton games are particularly important for Chelsea and head coach Antonio Conte, as they try to salvage what has been a disappointing season. Alonso was caught on camera fouling Shane Long Credit: SKY SPORTS With Champions League qualification almost out of their reach, the Blues are aiming to finish as high as possible in the League and win the FA Cup. The loss of Alonso would be a big blow to Conte, as January signing Emerson Palmieri has only started two games all season, one of which has been for Chelsea, following a serious knee injury he suffered with Roma.
FA charge Chelsea's Marcos Alonso with violent conduct
Chelsea face the prospect of losing Marcos Alonso for the next three games, including their FA Cup semi-final tie against Southampton, after the left-back was charged with violent conduct. Alonso’s apparent stamp on Shane Long in Chelsea’s dramatic 3-2 Premier League victory over Southampton went unpunished, but he has now been charged retrospectively by an FA panel. Alonso has until 6pm on Wednesday night to respond to the charge, with fifth-placed Chelsea travelling to seventh-placed Burnley on Thursday night ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final date against the Saints. Should he get a three-game ban, then Alonso would also miss the Premier League trip to Swansea City on April 28. The Burnley and Southampton games are particularly important for Chelsea and head coach Antonio Conte, as they try to salvage what has been a disappointing season. Alonso was caught on camera fouling Shane Long Credit: SKY SPORTS With Champions League qualification almost out of their reach, the Blues are aiming to finish as high as possible in the League and win the FA Cup. The loss of Alonso would be a big blow to Conte, as January signing Emerson Palmieri has only started two games all season, one of which has been for Chelsea, following a serious knee injury he suffered with Roma.
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Liverpool transfer news: Roma president warns Jurgen Klopp he has ‘zero chance’ of signing Alisson
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Alisson improving and impressing - Dida
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Alisson improving and impressing - Dida
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Alisson improving and impressing - Dida
Former Brazil goalkeeper Dida hopes his ex-teammate and current Selecao stopper Alisson can perform to his best for Roma and the national team.
Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold’s exceptional season has been rewarded after the defender triggered an incentive bonus in his contract. Alexander-Arnold signed a five year deal at Anfield in July last year, but the club realised the 19-year-old had the potential to make sterling progress in the year ahead. Several appearance clauses were included to recognise his development, and the most recent was activated after his 30thsenior Liverpool appearance, improving his terms. He has now made 39 appearances under Jürgen Kopp. The 19-year-old has continued to prove his value throughout a breakthrough campaign, particularly excelling in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City which he followed up in with a man-of-the-match display against Bournemouth over the weekend. Liverpool’s Academy graduate has seen his role significantly elevated over the course of this campaign, his adaptation to a right-back position even more impressive when it is considered he has spent most of his youth career as a midfielder. Although Liverpool do not publicise player salaries, it is believed the youngster’s has significantly increased to at least around £40,000 a week as a result of his performances. Man City vs Liverpool player ratings Further recognition may yet follow if Gareth Southgate is convinced of Alexander-Arnold’s England credentials before the World Cup, although England are not short of quality on the right of their defence with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Like Klopp, Southgate will be buoyed by Joe Gomez’s upbeat assessment of his injury, which could put him back in contention for the trip to West Bromwich Albion this weekend. Gomez is hopeful of being fit for The Hawthorns after recovering from the ankle problem suffered while on international duty. He has missed the last three weeks, including five Liverpool fixtures. Liverpool&#39;s Joe Gomez, left, is confident he will be fit to play in the Champions League semi-final against Roma Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images At the very least, the 20-year-old expects to be available for the Champions League first leg against Roma. Klopp will be relieved Gomez’s condition has improved having lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season and seen Dejan Lovren limp off with a tight groin in the closing stages against Bournemouth. At this stage, it seems Lovren’s substitution was a precaution. Liverpool need two more wins to guarantee a top-four finish, and Klopp is aiming to build on the buoyancy around the club after recent results and performances. “The mood is so positive in Liverpool; we had a walk in the city – which we always do when we’re in the hotel (pre-match) - and it kind of felt like a parade already, people were clapping their hands and beeping their horn and shouting ‘Well done’. We still had to play Bournemouth,” said Klopp. “We know it was good but the next game needs to be good as well. That’s quite a challenge for the human side of us. The boys did really well.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold triggers salary increase in Liverpool contract
Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold’s exceptional season has been rewarded after the defender triggered an incentive bonus in his contract. Alexander-Arnold signed a five year deal at Anfield in July last year, but the club realised the 19-year-old had the potential to make sterling progress in the year ahead. Several appearance clauses were included to recognise his development, and the most recent was activated after his 30thsenior Liverpool appearance, improving his terms. He has now made 39 appearances under Jürgen Kopp. The 19-year-old has continued to prove his value throughout a breakthrough campaign, particularly excelling in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City which he followed up in with a man-of-the-match display against Bournemouth over the weekend. Liverpool’s Academy graduate has seen his role significantly elevated over the course of this campaign, his adaptation to a right-back position even more impressive when it is considered he has spent most of his youth career as a midfielder. Although Liverpool do not publicise player salaries, it is believed the youngster’s has significantly increased to at least around £40,000 a week as a result of his performances. Man City vs Liverpool player ratings Further recognition may yet follow if Gareth Southgate is convinced of Alexander-Arnold’s England credentials before the World Cup, although England are not short of quality on the right of their defence with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Like Klopp, Southgate will be buoyed by Joe Gomez’s upbeat assessment of his injury, which could put him back in contention for the trip to West Bromwich Albion this weekend. Gomez is hopeful of being fit for The Hawthorns after recovering from the ankle problem suffered while on international duty. He has missed the last three weeks, including five Liverpool fixtures. Liverpool's Joe Gomez, left, is confident he will be fit to play in the Champions League semi-final against Roma Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images At the very least, the 20-year-old expects to be available for the Champions League first leg against Roma. Klopp will be relieved Gomez’s condition has improved having lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season and seen Dejan Lovren limp off with a tight groin in the closing stages against Bournemouth. At this stage, it seems Lovren’s substitution was a precaution. Liverpool need two more wins to guarantee a top-four finish, and Klopp is aiming to build on the buoyancy around the club after recent results and performances. “The mood is so positive in Liverpool; we had a walk in the city – which we always do when we’re in the hotel (pre-match) - and it kind of felt like a parade already, people were clapping their hands and beeping their horn and shouting ‘Well done’. We still had to play Bournemouth,” said Klopp. “We know it was good but the next game needs to be good as well. That’s quite a challenge for the human side of us. The boys did really well.”
Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold’s exceptional season has been rewarded after the defender triggered an incentive bonus in his contract. Alexander-Arnold signed a five year deal at Anfield in July last year, but the club realised the 19-year-old had the potential to make sterling progress in the year ahead. Several appearance clauses were included to recognise his development, and the most recent was activated after his 30thsenior Liverpool appearance, improving his terms. He has now made 39 appearances under Jürgen Kopp. The 19-year-old has continued to prove his value throughout a breakthrough campaign, particularly excelling in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City which he followed up in with a man-of-the-match display against Bournemouth over the weekend. Liverpool’s Academy graduate has seen his role significantly elevated over the course of this campaign, his adaptation to a right-back position even more impressive when it is considered he has spent most of his youth career as a midfielder. Although Liverpool do not publicise player salaries, it is believed the youngster’s has significantly increased to at least around £40,000 a week as a result of his performances. Man City vs Liverpool player ratings Further recognition may yet follow if Gareth Southgate is convinced of Alexander-Arnold’s England credentials before the World Cup, although England are not short of quality on the right of their defence with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Like Klopp, Southgate will be buoyed by Joe Gomez’s upbeat assessment of his injury, which could put him back in contention for the trip to West Bromwich Albion this weekend. Gomez is hopeful of being fit for The Hawthorns after recovering from the ankle problem suffered while on international duty. He has missed the last three weeks, including five Liverpool fixtures. Liverpool&#39;s Joe Gomez, left, is confident he will be fit to play in the Champions League semi-final against Roma Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images At the very least, the 20-year-old expects to be available for the Champions League first leg against Roma. Klopp will be relieved Gomez’s condition has improved having lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season and seen Dejan Lovren limp off with a tight groin in the closing stages against Bournemouth. At this stage, it seems Lovren’s substitution was a precaution. Liverpool need two more wins to guarantee a top-four finish, and Klopp is aiming to build on the buoyancy around the club after recent results and performances. “The mood is so positive in Liverpool; we had a walk in the city – which we always do when we’re in the hotel (pre-match) - and it kind of felt like a parade already, people were clapping their hands and beeping their horn and shouting ‘Well done’. We still had to play Bournemouth,” said Klopp. “We know it was good but the next game needs to be good as well. That’s quite a challenge for the human side of us. The boys did really well.”
Trent Alexander-Arnold triggers salary increase in Liverpool contract
Liverpool teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold’s exceptional season has been rewarded after the defender triggered an incentive bonus in his contract. Alexander-Arnold signed a five year deal at Anfield in July last year, but the club realised the 19-year-old had the potential to make sterling progress in the year ahead. Several appearance clauses were included to recognise his development, and the most recent was activated after his 30thsenior Liverpool appearance, improving his terms. He has now made 39 appearances under Jürgen Kopp. The 19-year-old has continued to prove his value throughout a breakthrough campaign, particularly excelling in the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City which he followed up in with a man-of-the-match display against Bournemouth over the weekend. Liverpool’s Academy graduate has seen his role significantly elevated over the course of this campaign, his adaptation to a right-back position even more impressive when it is considered he has spent most of his youth career as a midfielder. Although Liverpool do not publicise player salaries, it is believed the youngster’s has significantly increased to at least around £40,000 a week as a result of his performances. Man City vs Liverpool player ratings Further recognition may yet follow if Gareth Southgate is convinced of Alexander-Arnold’s England credentials before the World Cup, although England are not short of quality on the right of their defence with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Like Klopp, Southgate will be buoyed by Joe Gomez’s upbeat assessment of his injury, which could put him back in contention for the trip to West Bromwich Albion this weekend. Gomez is hopeful of being fit for The Hawthorns after recovering from the ankle problem suffered while on international duty. He has missed the last three weeks, including five Liverpool fixtures. Liverpool's Joe Gomez, left, is confident he will be fit to play in the Champions League semi-final against Roma Credit: Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images At the very least, the 20-year-old expects to be available for the Champions League first leg against Roma. Klopp will be relieved Gomez’s condition has improved having lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season and seen Dejan Lovren limp off with a tight groin in the closing stages against Bournemouth. At this stage, it seems Lovren’s substitution was a precaution. Liverpool need two more wins to guarantee a top-four finish, and Klopp is aiming to build on the buoyancy around the club after recent results and performances. “The mood is so positive in Liverpool; we had a walk in the city – which we always do when we’re in the hotel (pre-match) - and it kind of felt like a parade already, people were clapping their hands and beeping their horn and shouting ‘Well done’. We still had to play Bournemouth,” said Klopp. “We know it was good but the next game needs to be good as well. That’s quite a challenge for the human side of us. The boys did really well.”

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