Ready to take the whip?
Ready to take the whip?
The skipper led by example with a fine innings to put his side into complete charge of the first Test
Liverpool are facing another defensive headache as they prepare to face Premier League leaders Manchester United. In a common theme for Jurgen Klopp this season, the Reds boss while likely have to patch together his defence. There was no sign of Joel Matip during Wednesday's training session - the defender last playing against West Brom in December - though Jurgen Klopp said on Friday that the defender was “close” to return.
The former England captain holds records for both his country and Manchester United.
Klopp has pointed out the disparity in penalties awarded to Manchester United and his own side ahead of Sunday’s clash.
The 35-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says there have been no discussions over Gareth Bale's future. Bale, 31, has largely been restricted to appearances in the Europa League and domestic cups since making a high-profile return to Spurs on loan in September. The Welshman has started just once in the Premier League and was left on the bench by Mourinho when Spurs needed late inspiration in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Fulham.
The 35-year-old has been in charge at Pride Park on an interim basis since November.
The United boss is hoping his table-topping side can dent Liverpool’s formidable home record.
Wayne Rooney calls time on playing career to become Derby manager * Former England striker takes over on permanent basis * Rooney retires and signs deal until summer of 2023
Saleh is set to leave his post as defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.
Wayne Rooney has retired from football after being appointed as Derby County’s new manager. England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer had been doing the job on a temporary basis following the sacking of Phillip Cocu towards the end of November, but he has now signed a two-and-half-year deal to take charge permanently. Rooney has impressed since stepping into Cocu’s shoes and he has been supported by fellow coaches Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker, who will retain their positions on his staff moving forward.
Rooney has called time on his playing career.
Martial one of a ‘couple of knocks’ suffered in Burnley win
The England captain and his new team-mate added 173 to build England’s advantage.
The skipper had urged his team to impress from the word go and led by example with 168 not out in Galle.
Joe Root admitted his delight at being able to lead from the front with a century in England’s first Test of an epic 2021, after time spent agonising over his poor conversion rate of fifties to hundreds. Root has England’s highest individual score in Sri Lanka, 168 not out, at the end of a second day in Galle which saw England forge ahead. Root’s two most recent hundreds came when England could no longer win the series, so he was delighted to stamp his mark early this time.
Foden hit the only goal of the game as Pep Guardiola’s side beat Brighton on Wednesday.
Roy Hodgson fears Mamadou Sakho will be sidelined for a number of weeks, ruling out an exit from Crystal Palace this month. The centre-half, who was forced off at half-time during last week's FA Cup defeat to Wolves with a thigh problem, had been the subject of interest from former Palace manager Sam Allardyce at West Brom, as well as French club Nice. The Eagles were happy to let Sakho, whose contract is up at the end of the season, leave this month.
Mikel Arteta is “really” excited to work with Richard Garlick after revealing Arsenal landed their No1 candidate for the role of director of football operations in hiring him. Garlick, who is currently the Premier League’s director of football, will be replacing Huss Fahmy, who announced in October that he would be leaving Arsenal. Garlick will be charged with responsibilities that will include football operations in the first team and academy, all player contract management and relationships with football’s governing bodies.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed Pablo Mari will miss Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle United on Monday and he could be out for “a few matches” too. The defender missed Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace after complaining of tightness in his calf. Mari has impressed in recent weeks, coming into the Arsenal team and helping them concede just once in the four games he played.