A tribute to Ricardo Quaresma, the Trivela King

Ricardo Quaresma once had the world at his mercurial feet, a fleet-footed footballing superstar-in-waiting with the richest of promise and potential. Unearthed in the Portuguese capital as a precociously gifted talent, he signed for Sporting Lisbon and soon began to turn heads and widen eyes as he progressed through the club’s academy system. Sporting have … Read more

Liverpool excited by academy full of ‘diamonds’

Pepijn Lijnders says Liverpool’s academy system has ‘so many talents’ capable of making the step up into the senior side. The Reds’ assistant manager has been discussing the next generation of talent emerging from within the club’s academy ranks, with a number of players having made the step into Jurgen Klopp’s plans in recent seasons. … Read more

Klopp says Liverpool played a ‘super, super game’ as Henderson seals entertaining 3-2 win over AC Milan

There were memories of the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul when Liverpool and AC Milan were paired together, and the two sides played out another exciting encounter as Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 3-2 winners at Anfield. Liverpool came out of the blocks like a side possessed in front of an excited Anfield crowd, … Read more

Ranking the five favorites to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or ranks as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football, the coronation of a player as the planet’s finest talent. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the award across the past decade, with just one other player – Luka Modric in 2018 – having interrupted the pair’s duopoly of the accolade … Read more

Premier League transfer window best XI

Premier League clubs have once again splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, with a host of marquee arrivals having made the move to English football during the summer transfer window. An unforgettable transfer period has reached its conclusion following the passing of the deadline, the summer spending including record-breaking deals and the arrival of … Read more

The seven greatest moments in the Chelsea-Liverpool rivalry

When it comes to rivalries that defined a generation, Chelsea and Liverpool were the standard bearers in the noughties. During this period they seemed to always find each other in cup competitions and in Europe. In non-Premier League matches alone, they played 14 times between 2003 and 2009. Familiarity breeds contempt as they say, and … Read more

David Villa’s top five goals for Barcelona

David Villa’s phenomenal goalscoring record earned the forward a dream move to Barcelona, where he formed part of arguably the greatest side club football has seen. Villa’s prolific exploits at Real Zaragoza and Valencia attracted the interest of Barcelona in 2010, who spent around €40m to prise the Spain international from the Mestalla. The forward … Read more

Six of the most memorable debut goals in Premier League history

Premier League footballers will no doubt dream of scoring on their debuts for new sides, whilst there are few things that generate a buzz amongst the supporters quite like the arrival of the club’s latest talent. Throughout the years we’ve seen several stars make an immediate impact on their Premier League bows, and we’ve decided … Read more

Tuchel discusses Chelsea’s ‘challenge’ to improve on last season’s Champions League glory

Thomas Tuchel has discussed Chelsea’s ‘challenge’ to improve on last season’s Champions League success. Chelsea were crowned as champions of Europe following a surprise run to the Champions League final last season, the club’s impressive turnaround following Tuchel’s appointment capped with success over Manchester City in Porto.   The west London side face Villarreal in … Read more

Julio Cruz’s thunderbolt for Inter Milan against Juventus

Julio Cruz proved a valuable member of the Inter Milan squad during five seasons at the San Siro, forming part of the side that dominated Italian football in the late 2000s. The Argentina international signed from Bologna in 2003 and wasted little time in making an impression, including scoring twice during a 3-1 away win … Read more

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