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UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?

The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count? England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they've been impressive in the competition this season. RE...
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Three best Liverpool victories under Jurgen Klopp 

Liverpool lost their top defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez early in the season. However, they are still regarded as top contenders for the Premier League crown, with many Bet9ja promotion code customers backing the Merseysiders to defend the title. Jurgen Klopp’s side is currently fourth on the table following their 0-0 draw against Manchester United. 1. Liverpool 4 Barcelona 0 (2019) Liverpool were aiming to make it to their second successive Champions League final in 2019 when they traveled to Barcelona to play in the first leg of the semi-final. However, they suffered a 3-0 thrashing at Camp Nou, leaving them with a mighty task to overturn the deficit in the second leg. With the Anfield crowd cheering them on, Jurgen Klopp’s side gave an outstanding performance against the Ca...
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Brendan Rodgers’ sides lack character when it matters most

It appears that some football managers cannot instill character on their sides when it's needed most. This is with regards to football in competitive leagues and not in leagues where one team is known to monopolize the league. Let's talk about Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and the three cases where his teams have failed to cut it when it mattered most although they were blowing hot at the time. I know some folks may want to mention his adventures with Celtic in the Scottish League.  Well, I don't see this as a major achievement. After all, it has been either Celtic or Rangers for the title in past decades. Any good manager will win the Scottish League with Celtic, and this goes to say that Rodgers is quite a decent manager. I'm not undermining him. Regardless, some sig...
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Liverpool must splash cash to defend Premier League title

The 2020/21 Premier League season kicks off this weekend and all eyes will be on defending champions Liverpool, as they'll be hell-bent on mounting a successful title defense. The Reds were exceptional last season and were unbeaten for most parts until the league title was almost as good as won. Jurgen Klopp and his men had very little worries in various areas of the pitch last season as players put in the required efforts including those on the bench when occasionally called upon. They took the best of the best last season to the cleaners and the points gap between first and second on the 2019/20 log is a proof and tells the full story of how brilliant they were in a season where they were heads and shoulders above their rivals. I agree that they were the best team in England ...
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Can the English clubs dominate Europe in 2019/20?

The Premier League dominated Europe on all fronts in the 2018/19 football season, setting a record in the process. Europe's major elite club competitions had 4 all finalists emerge from English Premier League in the 2018/19 season. The UEFA Champions League saw Liverpool and Tottenham fighting for the holy grail of European club football while the Europa League final saw Chelsea and Arsenal fight for the honors. Very few fans would have thought of this when the season commenced seeing how their rivals in other leagues had invested heavily with eyes on the European honors. Regardless, the English boys were determined to prove a point in Europe and achieved it in record fashion. It remains to be seen if such a feat will ever be repeated in the two major European football club compet...
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Five talking points from the 2018/19 Premier League campaign

The 2018/19 Premier League season has ended and it came with its own share of unlimited excitement, anxiety, and tension. The 'noisy neighbors' successfully defended their Premier League title despite being hotly chased by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, the German boss who was stated to have a bridesmaid's tag about him but never the bride. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City sealed a double and are on course for a domestic treble as they will face Watford in the FA Cup final on May 18. The Premier League top two in the just concluded 2018/19 campaign took the fight to each other and dragged it on till the final day where they both garnered wins. READ: Brighton sack Chris Hughton However, the same can't be said for the other clubs who came with the aim of competing for the title when...
Hazard and Chelsea thriving in Sarri’s ideology
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Hazard and Chelsea thriving in Sarri’s ideology

Yesterday was one of those days a good number of football fans were waiting for, to ascertain if Chelsea's performance this season has been a fluke, an early season good form rush, or down to the inconsistencies of the teams they've faced thus far. It's no more news that the Blues have a new sheriff in town in Maurizio Sarri. The Italian has been very quick in imprinting his football ideology on a side renowned for being conservative, as well as being masters of the 'park the bus' strategy. No one would have thought that the Blues would transition into Maurizio Sarri's Sarrismo or Sarriball philosophy so quickly as is being witnessed at Stamford Bridge this season. Everyone was of the thought that Sarri would need some time to release the Blues from the shackles of playing defe...
2018/19 UCL Matchday 1 review – Part 1
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2018/19 UCL Matchday 1 review – Part 1

The 2018/19 UEFA Champions League went off with a bright start on Tuesday night with the second set of games set to commence today. The first round of games saw the majority of the favorites on the night emerge with maximum points. There were lots of eye-catching moments with regards to last-minute winners, hat-tricks being banged, end to end encounters, and some games that failed to live up to expectations. Spanish champions Barcelona whitewashed their Eredivisie counterparts 4 nil with Lionel Messi scoring an impressive hat-trick on the night. Inter Milan had to wait till the latter stages of the game to complete a sensational comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur at the San Siro with Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino producing the goods for the Nerazzurri. CLICK HERE FOR RELIA...
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Mohamed Salah – Stealing the spotlight from the Premier League’s big money attackers

Liverpool appear to be one of the clubs that hit a gold mine in the summer transfer window going by proceedings on the pitch so far this season. They hardly dominated the news in the jostle for big money stars like their Premier League rivals but settled for Mohamed Salah as one of their attacking masterminds, and Voila! a great move it was! The Egyptian may have started the season in less clinical fashion but has grown into the Premier League and has been ravaging opposition defenses with goals domestically as well as in the big one, the UEFA Champions League. READ: Higuain could be used as sub for Juventus against Napoli Salah's arrival at Anfield saw the fans come up with a nickname for their exciting attackers. The combination of Salah, Mane, and Coutinho in the Liverpool a...
Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far
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Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far

  The Match Day 2 of the 2017/18 UCL round of matches has come and gone with much excitement and nerve-wracking moments. However, this piece focuses on the performance of the Premier League clubs in the competition thus far. Talking about nerve-wracking, our guess is that fans of Chelsea and Liverpool can attest to that. The only difference is that one side left it late and stole maximum points from a very difficult ground, while the other side conspired to falter yet again. READ: Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia The Premier League clubs participating in this season’s UCL competition are yet to record a loss after two rounds of matches. Interesting development! Isn’t it? 4 out of the 5 Premier League reps in the UEFA Champions League garnere...