Rodgers had planned to play the nimble attacker with Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, "I spoke two or three times on the phone to Brendan Rodgers". A scoreless draw on October 17 saw both Mourinho and Klopp's men evenly matched. Jurgen Klopp's men will provide a tough test compared to what United have been use to this past month.
Liverpool forced to withdraw Joël Matip from Manchester United fixture by Federation Internationale de Football Association
Matip had been expected to start at Old Trafford having recovered from an ankle injury which has restricted him to just one appearance since November 26. Liverpool feared punishment if they made a decision to play Matip after the Cameroon Football Federation threatened to take action despite Klopp claiming that the 25-year-old had retired from global duty.
The race turned into a two-horse battle between Peterhansel and 42-year-old Loeb, who was competing for the second time after finishing ninth in 2016. Sam Sunderland became the first Englishman to win a Dakar when he topped the motorbike class, a half-hour ahead of KTM teammate Matthias Walkner of Austria.
Romelu Lukaku capped a fine move with the opener before Kevin Mirallas slammed in a second after half time . Newly signed striker Ademola Lookman scored the fourth goal for Everton on his debut at the death. I think all managers can say this, though. "We were not able to and they arrived once and scored. Focus on the next game and try to do our best to win the games and after that at the end of the season we are going to evaluate how our level and performance was - how was the ...
Versatile Germany worldwide Rudy, whose Hoffenheim deal was due to expire in the summer, was also reported to be close to agreeing a move to Bayern and the 26-year-old has signed a contract until 2020. " Sebastian Rudy comes on a free, while we have come to a serious and fair agreement with Hoffenheim for Niklas Sule". 'The transfer of two Germany internationals is also an investment in the future of Bayern'.
Williams is aiming for 23 when the Australian Open starts Monday and, with her competitive spirit, there's little doubt there's another target for her in the future. "I'm being rather selfish and focused on my career". "I'm just. I don't know, I'll have to ask him that". "But at the end I'm still trying to do my things like I was doing this before".
All-Star Jimmy Butler , who missed the previous three games with an illness, returned to the lineup in grand fashion by helping the Bulls earn their 20th win of the season. Doug McDermott will likely start once again in Butler's place. Hield scored two points on 1-of-5 shooting. Let's hope he doesn't have another rare 22-point outburst like he did in their last game where they were able to beat the Houston Rockets .
World number one Angelique Kerber spearheads a host of unsafe players looking to halt Serena Williams' bid for an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next week. The Russian upset Kerber in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to send the German packing early. Can Kerber regain her form? That coupled with the awe of the year's first Grand Slam should be too much.
Regular ODI skipper Azhar hurt his hamstring during Friday's opening ODI in Brisbane, which Australia won by 92 runs. Lynn, who also missed Sunday's second ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, will travel to Brisbane to consult with a specialist.
It's a while since we've had a 16/5 favourite for the women's singles at a Grand Slam and that being the case at the Australian Open suggests it's a pretty open field. Throw in the fact that her warm-up event in Auckland brought a second-round defeat to Madison Brengle, ranked well outside the top 50, and Williams can be opposed despite the layers' lure of 3/1 or more.
Philadelphia had won three straight games for the first time since a four-game win streak during the 2013-14 season. He finished with 26 points (10 for 16 from the field, 6 for 11 from the line) and nine rebounds in 35 minutes. They shot 11 of 21 for 52.4 percent. The offense went stale from there. The Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Washington Wizards . Okafor received extended minutes tonight as Joel Embiid sat out of tonight's contest and he was a load in the paint.
It's a game that pits a former MVP and Super Bowl victor against an inexperienced quarterback that's coming off a historical regular season. The Packers had taken the lead, 32-26, with 3:58 to go. Even though the Packers have rolled past their last seven opponents, Cowboys fans shouldn't despair-at least, not as long as the Cowboys can at least tread water in the turnover battle.
France worldwide Schneiderlin, 27, played under Koeman at Southampton before moving to Manchester United in 2015, and was reunited with his former boss at Everton on Thursday after falling down the pecking order at United under Jose Mourinho.
Spurs have lined up in a familiar 3-4-3 formation, much like how they were deployed against Chelsea last week. "I was very pleased after Chelsea because it wasn't our best game but we competed and maybe we missed that a little bit last season - to compete better in some games", he said.
As Old Trafford prepares to welcome Liverpool in a hugely important fixture, the Armenian midfielder shed some light on his reasons for making the move to Germany instead of the bright lights of the Premier League, and it turns out Liverpool's current manager was a key factor.
Lashing out at the bias and smelling a conspiracy to bar him from assuming office, Azharuddin stated that he would take the legal route to fight the injustice meted out to him by vested interests. Azharuddin for the post of board's President. Azharuddin represented India in 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals before he was banned following match-fixing claims in 2000.
Lawrenson thinks that United will be "far more ambitious" going forward than they were in October's game against Liverpool, and added that Klopp may have to risk Matip and Henderson in such a huge game , even if they're not fully fit. 'Tactically, I have tried to adjust him and give some guidance and try to make a dynamic player for the team where he can be risky and can arrive in certain positions where he has the potential to score'.
The Duke player, who was given an indefinite suspension that turned out to last one game when he tripped a player from Elon College last month, was reminded of that as the Blue Devils faced the Louisville Saturday. I don't think any parents want to see their kid chanted against like that. And he didn't let any of that get to his head. After serving as the Blue Devils' primary scorer a season ago in a breakout campaign, Allen has been forced to make a major change to his game this year with ...
Barcelona hasn't been in the best form as of late, but Lionel Messi is still scoring goals. "I'm most happy with how we played without the ball". Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored a brace as he helped his side move back up to second in La Liga - for the time being at least.
Mauricio Pochettino fears the worst for Jan Vertonghen following the injury suffered against West Bromwich Albion, but says he will not be assessed until early next week. The goal was Kane's 60th goal for Tottenham Hotspur in 99 EPL games. Tony Pulis looks to do the same with Albion, but the simple fact was his side had their heads spun round and round by Spurs' audacious movement and fluid tactics.
But it's good to see players improving, growing and that mentality staying so firm because this is a really tough division - most people tell me arguably one of the top divisions, if not the top division, in the world so we don't take anything for granted.
In the Seahawks' five regular-season games without him, opponents averaged 22.4 points, including 34 points in a home capitulation to the already-eliminated Arizona Cardinals . DYNAMIC HESTER: Facing his former team, Hester certainly had quite an impact on special teams. The Patriots are built to win in the playoffs, and they will be in their sixth straight AFC Championship .
Sources at the club claim that Costa has trained alone at Cobham for the past three days. They have taken full advantage of the extra time available from being out of Europe to recover and properly prepare for Premier League matches. Costa was many pundits' player of the championship at the halfway mark. Several bookmakers had suspended betting on Antonio Conte being sacked as Chelsea manager the last time the Italian's side played compatriot Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City in the ...
The Tigers capped the victory with a nine-play, 68-yard drive over almost the entire final 2:01, a drive for which Watson was clearly prepared. Clemson had pulled within three points after trailing 14-0 early, but the Tigers left Howard wide open, and freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts found him for the long touchdown with 1:53 left in the third.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi put in a five-star performance as Arsenal thrashed Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. The man who has managed Arsenal since 1996 might be the longest-serving and most successful coach in regards to major titles won, some are calling for his resignation.
I wanted to be at a club that have the hunger to achieve big things, and that is what I have found here at Everton . Koeman said of the signing: "I'm very pleased because I know the player, I know the qualities of the player, I know him as a person and he's really desperate to come to Everton - and that's what we need".
Yuvraj's last ODI was against South Africa at Centurion in December 2013. Harmanpreet Kaur, Captain of Team India T20s, Indian women's cricket team: "I started playing cricket with the boys and I loved the sport from the first time I held a bat".
Fellow Briton Naomi Broady also faces an Australian opponent in Daria Gavrilova, ranked 25th in the world. ESPN analyst and former tennis star Chris Evert expects her best. Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic is No. 3 in the men's seedings, and U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka , Kei Nishikori, Gael Monfils, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, 14-time major victor Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych round out the top 10.
Open final. "I'm actually just a really good writer, so.", she said keeping with the mood, "If you guys want any tips, I'm around". You could think that's a good thing for longevity, but it's not a good thing because you don't know how it feels to play a five-setter anymore.
When asked when he would be fit to play again, Costa replied: "I don't know, it is always very hard -I don't have his pain, it is important to understand when he recovers from his pain". As for Premier League champions Leicester, the hangover continues with Claudio Ranieri's side now in 15th place, just five points clear of the drop-zone.
He said: "We've had the flawless start - the early goal - and from that point, we were looking to consolidate that and really control the game and I thought we threatened to do it". "I start to see [the team improving] of course", he said. "Hopefully that breeds in the squad and helps us in the long run". "They're starting to believe and understand better what I want for the team".
Jo Konta powers her way to victory over Agnieszka Radwanska ahead of the Australian Open How did Konta get into tennis? Four-time champion David Ferrer was first up on centre court and lost 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4) to Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
Ramos angered Sevilla fans on Thursday in a Copa del Rey match when he converted a penalty kick "Panenka" style - a chip down the middle - and further upset home fans with his celebration. The champion has won just two of its last six La Liga games, but did register a first win of 2017 at the third attempt with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to edge into the Cup quarterfinals 4-3 on aggregate.
The divisional playoffs - or second round - have not been kind to them in their history, including a hard loss under trying circumstances in Denver to the ultimate Super Bowl champ one year ago. "They know what that story is all about". Pittsburgh is coming off an 18-point win over the Miami Dolphins . Steelers special teams vs. His overall point: The win-or-go-home aspect of postseason play should be more than enough motivation this time of year.
Results: Tottenham 4-0 West Brom; Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal; Burnley 1-0 Southampton; Hull City 3-1 Bournemouth; Watford 0-0 Middlesbrough; West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace; Sunderland 1-3 Stoke City. Until the 37th minute, that is, when he found the net with Arsenal's first assault of the afternoon. "Not concerned, because it was at the start a little calf problem, but he was not comfortable when he started to train again and we had to pull him out again".