Virgil Van Dijk Signing Confirmed by Liverpool FC

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It’s over, yes, it’s finally over, one of the most dramatic and tense transfer sagas in recent history: defender Virgil van Dijk is now a member of Liverpool. The club confirmed his transfer from Southampton just minutes ago. The statement at reads:

“The Reds have agreed a deal with the south coast club, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Anfield when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, 2018.”

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Antonio Conte Admits Fear and Suffering in Tight Win Over Southampton

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte feels your pain, Chelsea FC supporters. It was an ugly win, but it was three points nonetheless, as the Blues edged visiting Southampton 1-0, in a game that they really should have won by a very large margin, given how they essentially dominated the match.

Conte admitted “you have to suffer” when you’re unable to finish and kill the game off with the second go ahead goal. Instead you have to see the rest of the match out unable “to be relaxed” and “afraid” Saints could equalize and thus drop two points from the weekend result.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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The end of 2017, the festive period as it is known with all the holidays which currently abound, has truly given Chelsea FC plenty of fixture congestion to deal with. In 2018, the hectic pace continues, with three games in the first 13 days of January, but there are just two more matches during the rest of the first month, and thus the workload gets substantially lightened.

Blues boss Antonio Conte has persistently hit out at the schedule makers, to the point where Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has even criticized the Italian for his complaining.

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Jose Mourinho backs Luke Shaw to be more than just a £27 million bench warmer

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By John O’Leary

When Manchester United completed the transfer of defender Luke Shaw as an 18 year old from Southampton in 2014, the £27 million price tag made him the most expensive teenage signing in Premier League history. This year, there are those who have said that they would be happy to warm the United subs bench for half the money, but boss Jose Mourinho insists that the youngster’s time to shine is here at last.

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Full FA Cup Draws Released, Manchester United Get Derby County


Monday saw the FA Cup draws released, and the headliner tie is Liverpool versus Everton, a Merseyside derby taking place at Anfield in the oldest competition. The only other match-ups between two Premier League sides are Burnley at Manchester City, and Crystal Palace at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Manchester United host Derby County while Chelsea will travel to Norwich City. Arsenal begin their defense of the FA Cup title with a trip to Nottingham Forest.

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Virgil van Dijk “Not Sorry,” Still Pining for Liverpool FC Move

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Southampton central defender Virgil van Dijk has no regrets at all about his summer transfer window soap opera which saw his desired move to Liverpool FC never materialize. The Saints center back did more than just say he’s “not sorry” about anything, he even went so far as to say that he’s hoping a transfer could happen in January.

“I’m glad I’m fit again and I can give up 100 percent,” van Dijk said in an interview with FOX Sports Netherlands.

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Jose Mourinho Press Conference Pre Southampton Match (Video)

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media a few minutes hours ago to preview his side’s Premier League group fixture against Southampton FC. Clearly, the highlight/most noteworthy portion of the session comes at the 2:47-:4:40 mark in the clip.

A reporter asks Mourinho about the controversial chant some United supporters have been singing for Romelu Lukaku. The song, which references the size of Lukaku’s penis, has been condemned as racist by Kick It Out. MUFC itself have officially vowed to take action against it.

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Man United vs Southampton Injury Report: Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Rojo, Van Dijk

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Southampton Manager Mauricio Pellegrino is considering handing Virgil van Dijk his first start of the season Saturday versus Manchester United.

The Saints boss told reporters: “We’ll decide [on Friday] but every single week, Virgil is important because he is getting better.”

The want-away defender has been ruled out since January due to a severe ankle injury but did play the final three minutes against Crystal Palace last week.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton


Manchester United head to Southampton for a Premier League clash at St. Mary’s this weekend. For United, it begins a run where six of the next seven, across all competitions, will be away from home. The Red Devils come in tied with Manchester City for the top of the table, while Saints head into this with eight points on the season, putting them mid-table.

They are technically listed ninth, but are actually tied with sixth other teams for the fourth most points accumulated in the young season.

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Premier League Season Predictions: Man City Title, Man United Runner-Up

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As the elite comedian Daniel Tosh famously said: “they say money can’t buy happiness, no, but it buys a wave-runner.” Likewise, British pounds and Euros can’t buy a Premier League title, but it buys the most talented roster possible. At least on paper, you have to point towards Manchester to see the highest quality grouping of players.

Man City and Man United had blockbuster summers, spending big on critical roster additions. We predict the blue side of Manchester will rule the Premier League roost, with United coming in just behind them. Pep Guardiola needed time to adjust at The Etihad, to implement his way of doing things. We think the time is now right for the Citizens.

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Liverpool Will Reportedly Not Be Disciplined for Virgil van Dijk Pursuit

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According to both the Times of London and ESPN FC, Liverpool Football club will most likely not be punished for their pursuit of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool issued a statement of apology to the south coast club earlier this month, maintaining that they have now ended their interest in pursuing the central defender.

Liverpool, who have bought quite a few Saints players in recent transfer windows, were facing allegations of “tapping up,” but it appears now that this situation will not escalate any further. It seems that LFC’s public mea culpa was enough to diffuse this dispute between Premier League clubs.

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Ryan Giggs Says No EPL Clubs are Interviewing Him For Manager Jobs


As a manager, Ryan Giggs has yet to accomplish much. He still needs to cut his teeth somewhere and work his way up the ladder, but it appears he just not getting the opportunities. Premier League jobs open up, and Giggs just doesn’t get a shout out. He was linked to the Southampton job, but that was yet another example of a transfer rumor with no real credibility behind it.

The Saints were not at all interested in Ryan Giggs despite all that he accomplished as a player at Manchester United.

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