Liverpool: Claudio Taffarel is Alisson’s No 1 fan and bond was key to bringing him to Anfield

There are some developments which are so left-field, so unconventional, they take even the most devoted supporter by surprise.  Claudio Taffarel, a Brazilian World Cup winner and the Selecao’s current goalkeeping coach, joining Liverpool as a third goalkeeping coach on Tuesday was one such event.  The 55-year-old will join current coaches John Achterberg and Jack … Read more

Lionel Messi ‘regrets’ his 2006 Champions League strop after Barcelona beat Arsenal

Lionel Messi admits he ‘deeply regrets’ his 2006 Champions League final strop which saw him REFUSE to attend Barcelona’s celebratory night out because injury ruled him out of their victory over Arsenal Lionel Messi has admitted he regrets his 2006 Champions League final strop The Argentine refused to join Barcelona’s celebrations because he was injured He … Read more

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez insists Lionel Messi deserved to win the Ballon d’Or

Barcelona boss Xavi insists Lionel Messi DID deserve to win the Ballon d’Or ahead of Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho, as he describes the Argentine’s record-extending victory as ‘total justice’ Xavi Hernandez said his former team mate Messi deserved his Ballon d’Or win Messi beat Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho Many questioned the … Read more

Sporting Lisbon and Porto are two of EIGHT clubs fined by UEFA for Financial Fair Play breaches

Sporting Lisbon and Porto are two of EIGHT clubs fined by UEFA for Financial Fair Play breaches due to ‘non-compliance’ with the rules UEFA have rolled out Financial Fair Play fines to several top tier football clubs Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon and Porto have been hit by sanctions UEFA say it’s due to non-compliance with … Read more

Aston Villa: Steven Gerrard confident Gareth Southgate will recall Ollie Watkins to England squad

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is confident Gareth Southgate will recall ‘powerful’ Ollie Watkins to the England squad following his impressive display against champions Manchester City Villa boss Steven Gerrard backs Ollie Watkins to return to the England squad  The striker has impressed Gerrard during his time in charge, scoring two goals Watkins was left … Read more

Lewis Hamilton ‘not ready to hand over his Formula One title-winning baton to rival Max Verstappen’

Lewis Hamilton is ‘NOT ready to hand over his F1 title-winning baton to fierce rival Max Verstappen’, insists Martin Brundle… as he SNUBS Sebastian Vettel while ranking F1’s best drivers Brundle says Lewis Hamilton not ready to hand over his F1 title to Verstappen Brundle credited Hamilton’s work ethic considering all of his achievements He also … Read more

Tottenham: Antonio Conte keen for Spurs to ‘exploit’ their good form against Norwich

Antonio Conte says he is keen for Tottenham to ‘exploit’ their good form against Norwich as they bid to stay in touch with the top four – but insists his side must focus ‘game by game’ and ‘look at ourselves’ Spurs are back in contention for the Champions League after their good form  They are … Read more

Ajaz Patel takes TEN wickets in an innings for New Zealand against India

Ajaz Patel incredibly takes all TEN wickets in an innings for New Zealand in their series-deciding Test against India, with the spinner becoming just the third bowler in international cricket history to achieve the jaw-dropping feat Ajaz Patel’s 10 wickets have matched the feats of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble  Patel took four on day one … Read more

England cricket: Justin Langer still has ‘nightmares’ about Ben Stokes’ Headingley heroics in 2019

Australia head coach Justin Langer admits he still has ‘nightmares’ about Ben Stokes’ Headingley heroics in 2019 but says he is happy to see the England star return for the Ashes Justin Langer still has ‘nightmares’ about Ben Stokes’ 2019 Headingley heroics The all-rounder produced the performance of a lifetime against Australia  He produced a … Read more