Predicted Manchester United Starting XI vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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Manchester United have been beaten just once in their last 25 overall across all competitions. It’s a feat unmatched since the Sir Alex Ferguson era. However, they’re still in sixth place in the league, a spot they have occupied since late October. Nevertheless, United have a chance for a so-called “plastic treble,” and winning in the EFL Cup on Sunday accomplishes the first component of that triad.

United have also reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Former Southampton FC Specialist Gets New High Level Gig

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When James Bunce was Head of Athletic Development at Southampton FC, he led one of the world’s most successful player development clubs. During his eight years at the south coast club he helped develop many world-class Premier League and international stars.

From there, Bunce went on to serve as Head of Performance for the Premier League. Today, brings announcement of a new promotion for James Bunce. US Soccer sent out a release Monday indicating the hiring of James Bunce as High Performance Director.

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Southampton FC Add Two on January Transfer Deadline Day

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If transfer windows were an automobile, then the summer period would be the engine, chassis, body, interior, dashboard, trunk….well you get the idea. The January transfer window would be a hood ornament.

As a reporter pointed out to Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho today, none of the “big six” or “top six” teams added a single player this January transfer window, in order to strengthen their run at the league title or top four.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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After a loss to Swansea City in PL action on Saturday, Liverpool will host Southampton in the second league of the EFL Cup semi-final. Southampton took the first leg 1-0, putting the pressure on the Reds for leg two.

Loris Karius has been Liverpool’s Cup keeper since December, and that shouldn’t change on Wednesday.

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Steven Gerrard Says Liverpool FC Should Get Saints Virgil Van Dijk

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Entering the holidays, Liverpool FC was looking really good, sitting in second place and bonafide title contenders. Now the Reds have been in a tailspin since the festive period, and the fixture congestion within it, ensued. Liverpool fell to relegation fodder Swansea City over the weekend, and something needs to be done to stop the bleeding.

If they’re looking to beef up the back line, then perhaps Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, could be a part of the solution.

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Predicted Liverpool Starting XI vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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After playing the youngest side in Liverpool’s history on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp will send out a more veteran group on Wednesday when the team starts the EFL Cup semifinals on the road at Southampton on Wednesday.

Simon Mignolet returns to the net after Loris Karius pitched a shutout in a 0-0 draw with Plymouth.

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United Transfer Talk: Schneiderlin, Johnstone, Depay, Borthwick-Jackson

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Here are some of the more interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories currently circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Sure, the silly season that is the January transfer window is certainly not the summer transfer window, when all the action happens, but what can you do?

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Southampton FC Unveil New Third Kit, Extend Academy Products

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Lots of Southampton FC news to cover today, with quite a few developments occurring within the past few hours. Let’s dive right in with that hurried third kit reveal. Saints will head to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, and given how their opponents also sport red stripes on their shirts, Southampton had to hurry up and unveil their new third kit today, so it was in advance of the weekend fixture.

You can’t have a very confusing color clash going on during the game, right?!

Right.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Sunderland

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Coming off a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte will look to be more dominant against Sunderland. With a starting lineup at near full fitness, there will be no excuse for Chelsea not to produce a three point result here against the absolute last place team in the entire table.

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Adam Lallana Likely to Miss Liverpool vs Sunderland

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Liverpool FC midfielder Adam Lallana will still be out with a groin injury this Saturday when the Reds take on Sunderland. Lallana suffered the setback while on duty with England during the international break. How will Manager Jurgen Klopp adjust his line-up?

Well, here’s what we went with for our Liverpool FC starting XI prediction for this one.

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Daniel Sturridge Loan Deal in the Works Between Liverpool for Southampton?

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Liverpool FC may be soon parting ways with the third and final member of the three Ss attack. In 2013-14, Liverpool finished runner-up in the Premier League, propelled back an exciting, fun-to-watch attack led by Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

The first two have transferred out (Suarez to Barcelona, Sterling to Manchester City), and now we have rumors circulating around the web that indicate Sturridge could be out the Anfield door as well. [Read more…]

Jurgen Klopp Uncharacteristically Calm After Goalless Draw

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Whether you love Liverpool FC, hate them, feel ambivalent or lack a strong opinion on them, you must admit that they are extremely fun to watch. They have produced, arguably, the most entertaining football of anyone in the Premier League this season, and despite some sputtering in the attack very early on. Manager Jurgen Klopp course corrected when the season was still quite young and it led to a Liverpool scoring explosion.

The Reds’ high flying attack led them to the top of the table temporarily, until they dropped two points this past weekend.

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