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“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” – How Adama Traoré finally made it

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"Here's Traoré - look at the strength… Traoré! A star is born!" Adama Traoré's first senior goal, the 11th in a 12-1 aggregate annihilation of Huesca at the hands of Barcelona in the 2014/15 Copa del Rey, was the exciting youngster in a microcosm. A sprinkling of speed and dancing feet

Boxing Day Blockbuster – Leicester City vs Liverpool match preview

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Liverpool’s celebrations following the full-time whistle in Saturday’s Club World Cup final win over Flamengo were visibly muted, as the side rejoiced in adding a previously missing piece of silverware, but was also fully aware of the task that awaits them when they return home. Having put domestic competition on

Takumi Minamino – Where does the new signing fit in at Liverpool?

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When the dust settled on Liverpool’s crazy seven-goal thriller, in which they just about emerged unscathed, against Red Bull Salzburg in October, their fans were able to appreciate the fight brought to Anfield by their opposition that night, led by a diminutive Japanese in attack - Takumi Minamino. A man

Can Liverpool’s flying full-backs carry the Reds to the title?

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The red juggernaut keeps ongoing. Much like they did in the Champions League, Jürgen Klopp’s side are channeling their disappointment from last season, when they came excruciatingly close to the title and using it to fuel their bid to go one better this time around. As they passed the acid

Penny pinching or thinking ahead? Analysing Liverpool’s unusual transfer window

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Written by Kabir Ali Exactly two months on from their Champions League win, Liverpool is gearing up for the new season. Along with hopes of defending their continental crown, the Reds will look to launch another assault at the Premier League title. While these two competitions will be their bread and

Knocking on the door – Potential challengers to the Big 6

By Kabir Ali Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League title win back in 2016 wasn’t just a footballing miracle, but a modern-day fairytale that transcends sport itself. The fact that at 5000/1, odds were shorter on Kim Kardashian becoming President and Elvis being spotted alive; showing the staggering scale of their success.

Revisiting the greatest knockout round Champions League comebacks

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Manchester United and Juventus are staring down the barrel of Round of 16 exits in the Champions League following their 2-0 defeats in the first leg. United look like a team reborn under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the damaging first leg home defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain - the

Klopp’s Midfield Conundrum

Resident Liverpool FC contributor for EADF Kabir Ali weighs in on the selection dilemma Jurgen Klopp faces with respect to his midfield ahead of a tight festive period. It has been a strange start to the season at Liverpool, to stay the least. The blistering beginning to the Premier League campaign,

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Match Preview

City look to break Anfield hoodoo Competition: Premier League, Matchday 8, Venue: Anfield Referee: Martin Atkinson Timings: Sunday, 7th October 2018, 4:30 PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11:30 AM EST, 8.30AM PT (USA), 9 PM IST (India), Telecast: Star Sports Select 1 The Premier League serves up an early season title six-pointer right before the international break

England 2-0 Sweden: Three Lions Head Into The Last 4

Football moved another step closer to home as England breezed past Sweden with a 2-0 win in Samara. Through to their first World Cup semi-final since Italy 1990, the Three Lions are daring to dream. Having already outshone the 'golden generation' of a decade ago, this young bunch of upstarts

World Cup Group G Analysis – A Group of Two Halves

There are two sides to the coin that is Group G. You have England and Belgium, who know all about the occasion, and are striving to match the considerable potential of their talent. Then there’s the novices, Tunisia and Panama. 2018 will be a new chapter in both countries' footballing

Merseyside Blues – Decoding Everton’s poor start to the 2017/18 season

Often lingering in the shadow of English football’s giants in the northwest, this season was meant to represent a turning point for Everton. Heavy spending ushered in by billionaire Farhad Moshiri’s takeover in February 2016 saw parallels being drawn with Sheikh Mansour’s Manchester City acquisition in 2008. Moshiri’s project is

Rugrats of the Riviera — The AS Monaco story

There’s a French side lighting up Europe this season, and it’s not the rich boys from the capital. The team closest to threatening Paris Saint-Germain’s stranglehold over Ligue 1 and beyond are challengers no more. As they get ready to take on Juventus in their return to the Champions League

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