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Klopp not blaming Adrian for errors which led to Liverpool’s elimination

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he does not blame goalkeeper Adrian for his mistake which allowed Atletico Madrid to get back into the game and end Liverpool's reign as European champions. The Reds were ahead on aggregate after Roberto Firmino's goal only for Adrain to fluff a kick to Joao Felix with Marcos Llorente subsequently scoring from the pass that ensued. Llorente went on to score again before another substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner in the 120th minute for Diego Simeone's men to drive the spear further into Anfield hearts. "He's a man and he knows that's how it is. We will not blame him for a second - what you (the media) do, I don't know but stay respectful, that would be really nice," said Klopp, who finally lost his first two-legged European tie since taking t...
Morata – Lionel Messi will be unstoppable
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Morata – Lionel Messi will be unstoppable

  Alvaro Morata has shot a warning to his Chelsea teammates claiming that Lionel Messi will be unstoppable when the two sides square off against each other in the Champions League. The two sides renew their rivalry in the last 16 of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. Messi has faced Chelsea 6 times and is yet to score a single goal in those encounters, unarguably his worst record against a single club in the course of his career thus far. READ: Kompany insists Man City are ready for Champions League glory Ernesto Valverde's men head into the tie as favorites, and Morata believes that it will take some significant effort to be put in by his side to have any possibility of emerging victorious in the tie. 'Messi can't be stopped,' the Spain striker told Movistar+. 'If w...
Talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season
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Talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season

  Football is always fun and this was evidenced by the excitement that was in the air when the football seasons across Europe's major leagues kicked off. The 2017/18 season has seen some interesting, unpredicted, and top moments so far as the first round comes to a close, with the curtain waiting to be drawn on 2017 football. Footiehound's talking points from the first round of the 2017/18 season are as follows: PEP GUARDIOLA AND MAN CITY OWN THE PREMIER LEAGUE When will they lose? When will they drop points? These have been the questions on the lips of every rival fan in the Premier League as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City seem to have wrapped up the Premier League even before the end of the year, with 18 more games to go. READ: Mohammed Salah – Stealing the spotlight fr...
Morata in contention for Roma tie, Kante’s injury not as worse as feared.
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Morata in contention for Roma tie, Kante’s injury not as worse as feared.

  Antonio Conte has handed some upcoming Chelsea opposition cause to worry as he revealed that some of his injured Chelsea players will be resuming earlier than expected. Conte made this known in the course of an interview at the club's Cobham training ground on Friday afternoon, throwing some light on the fitness status of Morata, Kante and Danny Drinkwater. READ: Boateng calls for video technology to check racism Conte hopes that Spanish striker Alvaro Morata will be fit in time for Chelsea's UEFA Champions League clash against Roma as both clubs go head to head over two legs. “Kante has a muscular problem and he is going to remain out of action for 20 days at least. He needs further medical examination to understand how long he will be staying out of action. As for Mora...