Tottenham and Chelsea Each Place Trio on Belgium World Cup Squad

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Belgium have unveiled their 2018 World Cup roster, and it has a very strong English Premier League presence. Nine teams from the British top flight, so nearly half the league, placed at least one player on the Red Devils, with four sides seeing at least two of their players make the 28 man roster.

London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea lead the way, each seeing a triad of their own make the cut, while both Manchester clubs have a duo of players on board.

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Tottenham Hotspur Land Five on England 2018 World Cup Squad

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England has officially announced the 23-man  roster that they will send to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. If you’re a Tottenham Hotspur fan, then quite likely you’re already an England supporter too. If not as of yet, you probably will be now as Spurs led the way with five selections to manager Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Both Manchester clubs, United and City, placed a quartet on the Three Lions roster, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester City each saw a pair of players make the cut. The official announcement tweet video, and full official roster is below.

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Harry Kane Challenges Mo Salah to Duplicate Heroics Next Season

Liverpool forward Mo Salah had a beyond exceptional, heroically memorable season in 2017-18, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane took notice. Kane eclipsed the 30 goals scored mark, his most prolific output yet, but it wasn’t enough to win the Golden Boot Award as the Premier League’s top scorer.

That’s because Salah, the PFA and Premier League Player of the Year, broke the scoring record by netting 32 times in 38 times. It broke the previous mark which was held by three men- Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Luis Suarez. Thus, Salah claims the Golden Boot for 2017-18, with Kane looking ahead to potentially reclaiming the honor next season.

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Mo Salah Breaks Premier League Scoring Record, Wins Player of the Year

Liverpool forward Mo Salah had a very special, and indeed extremely memorable Championship Sunday. The 25-year-old Egyptian international, already the reigning PFA Player of the Year, scored his 32nd goal of the Premier League season, in a 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion that clinched the final UEFA Champions League slot, on the last day of the season, for the Reds.

That goal means that Salah has the Premier League single season scoring now all to himself. He entered the day sharing the record with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Sunday also saw Mo Salah claim the Premier League Player of the Season Award, another honor to go with everything else he achieved this season.

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Jurgen Klopp Urges His Side Not to Look Ahead to UCL Final

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp knows that the best way back to the UEFA Champions League next season is via the path of least resistance. He can ensure that his side returns to Europe next term by beating Real Madrid in this campaign’s tournament final on May 26th in Kiev.

They can also get in by finishing in the top four in the Premier League, and such a placement can be secured on Championship Sunday by taking care of business against Brighton & Hove Albion. If they get a draw or better versus the Seagulls at home, they’re in, and that would obviously be the more beneficial way, as they can then head to Russia to take on the repeat European champions in a more relaxed state of mind.

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Liverpool FC, AS Roma Among World’s Fastest Risers in Brand Value

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Liverpool FC and AS Roma just provided the world with one of the most memorable and exciting UEFA Champions League ties in history. With Liverpool edging past Roma 7-6 in the semifinal round, it was in fact the highest scoring UCL tie in history.

Both sides raised their global profile during this compelling home and home series, and their respective brand values are on the rise as well. Brand Financea valuation and strategy consulting company, does an annual study of the world’s 50 most valuable football brands, and the 2018 edition was released just hours ago.

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Liverpool Transfer Talk: Nabil Fekir, Ousmane Dembele, Wilfried Zaha

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It promises to be a very exciting summer transfer window at Liverpool, with plenty of potential comings and goings. Manager Jurgen Klopp has already made public remarks promising additions beyond Naby Keita this summer, so the tabloids and back pages are going to be quite busy this silly season.

So, let’s take a spin through the latest transfer rumors and gossip making the rounds on the internet today.

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Antonio Conte Proud of Chelsea’s Late Fight for Top Four Finish

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In the spirit of the holiday that just past, May the 4th, there is “a new hope” for embattled Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and his side. In beating Liverpool 1-0 at home today, the Blues upset the balance in the force of the top four race. They’re now only two points behind the pace for a top four finish, but they will need some help to get there.

“We must be pleased because the players played a really good game,” Conte said in postgame. “Usually when you have to play a must-win game, it’s not easy. It’s normal to be a bit nervous. Today it was a must-win game, but not against a simple opponent.”

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Chelsea Beats Liverpool to Give United Second Place, Blues New Life for Top Four

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It was an extremely important and very consequential Sunday in the Premier League, especially so for every single team in the top six. We start with the weekend’s headliner fixture, which saw Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 at home. This result clinches runner-up status for Manchester United, and it took Chelsea’s near terminal hopes for a top four finish, and instead made them very much alive.

For Liverpool, they could have clinched a top four slot, but will now have to sweat it out a little bit.

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Jurgen Klopp Promises Eventful Summer Transfer Window at Liverpool

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During his news conference on Friday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he felt very confident that his club will have success in the upcoming summer transfer window. The allure of Champions League football is an important major recruiting tool in the summer transfer window, and Klopp knows that qualifying for Europe, two seasons in a row, would make his recruiting pitch even more appealing.

They can guarantee UEFA Champions League football next season by winning one of their upcoming games- today at Chelsea or May 26 in the final versus Real Madrid.

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Veljko Paunovic Reacts to Report Linking Fernando Torres to Chicago Fire

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Just a few hours before the Chicago Fire lost 2-1 at home to Atlanta United, Spanish outlet AS published a report claiming the Fire were closing in on signing Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres. The report claims the Fire have club representatives in Madrid right now, working on getting this deal completed.

Torres has made it official that he will leave Madrid at the end of the season, but his next destination is still currently unknown. The former Chelsea and Liverpool man has been linked to Chicago quite often in recent weeks, as Major League Soccer revealed that the Fire own his internal league rights.

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Jurgen Klopp Confident of Transfer Window Recruiting After UCL Success

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For Liverpool, they can guarantee UEFA Champions League football next season by winning one of their upcoming games- Sunday at Chelsea or May 26 in the final versus Real Madrid.

Even if they should lose both, the Reds are still all but certain to get back to Europe next season, as their spot in the Premier League top four is all but clinched. Obviously, beating the two time defending European champions is the preferred route, with the prestige and the £69 million payday it brings.

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