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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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI vs Southampton

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Liverpool comes back from the international break on Saturday and travels to St. Mary’s to take on Southampton. Liverpool currently sits atop the table, going 10-0-2 in all competitions since suffering a loss to Burnley.

The Reds will line up in their normal 4-3-3 and will have to find ways to break down Watford’s stingy defense.

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Liverpool FC Match Injury/Fitness Report: Lallana, Gomez, Ings, Ojo

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Liverpool was dealt a blow over the international break when Adam Lallana was forced to leave England’s friendly with Spain with a groin injury. Lallana missed some time earlier this season with the same injury, but early reports seem to indicate this won’t be a long-term problem for the in-form midfielder.

Liverpool is fairly healthy otherwise. Really this injury report article is all about Adam Lallana who may be forced to miss the clash against his former team.

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Conte Names Same Chelsea FC Lineup that Thrashed United Last Week

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Don’t fix what’s not broken. Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte has decided to keep the same exact starting lineup today that he had exactly one week ago. The Blues destroyed Manchester United 4-0 last week, and Conte is keeping the same exact starting XI from that victory in place against Southampton.

Kickoff at St. Mary’s is just minutes away now.

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Liverpool Gets Leeds but Arsenal-Southampton Top Draw in EFL QF

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The last set of EFL Cup Draws, for the round of 16, were certainly “convenient,” and “narrative friendly.” However, the new set of draws, announced today for the quarterfinals, aren’t as “obvious.” Perhaps the thinking here is….”try and get an all big club PL semifinal(s) and then hopefully an all big club Premier League final?”

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Sadio Mane Reveals Why He Rejected Man United to Join Liverpool FC

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Here’s another wrinkle to an already highly anticipated rivalry match-up brimming with storylines aplenty.

Sadio Mane officially joined Liverpool FC and left Southampton FC on June 28th, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m). The 24 year old winger became part of a long list of players moving up from Southampton to Liverpool since 2014. That list includes Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.

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Southampton FC Break Club Record for Transfer Signing

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It’s really been an eventful summer transfer window for Southampton Football Club. Three days ago, they announced a double signing- backup goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, and Portugese right-back Cédric. Here’s a link to more on those signings.

Today brings the unveiling of Lille attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal for a club-record transfer fee. Neither Southampton FC nor Lille disclosed the amount, but it’s reported to be at least £16 million.

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Southampton FC Announce Two Player Signings

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Southampton FC announced two individual player signings today. The first is backup goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, who penned a one-year deal. The second transaction is a much bigger deal. Portugese right-back Cédric, fresh off a Euro 2016 win, has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at St Mary’s until 2020.

Here are the Southampton FC statements on this deal:

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Man United starting XI Prediction vs Southampton

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It’s Man United Starting XI prediction time once again. United host Southampton for a rare Friday night Premier League fixture. It’s the first home match for new Manager Jose Mourinho and world class striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Lots of story lines to watch in this one. Here’s the link to video of Mourinho’s press conference today, which covered a few of them.

Mourinho said that Paul Pogba will see a few minutes in this one, but he won’t play 90 minutes.

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Jose Mourinho Dismisses Jose Fonte Transfer Rumors

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Earlier this week, some Jose Fonte to Manchester United transfer rumor stories started circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. United Manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly press conference today ahead of tomorrow night’s clash versus Southampton. 

Fonte is the Southampton team captain, so naturally Mourinho received a reporter question about the Saints defender on Thursday.

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Jose Mourinho Confirms that Paul Pogba Will Play vs Southampton

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Update: Manager Jose Mourinho confirms that Paul Pogba will play “some minutes” tomorrow night.

“We played against Leicester [in the Community Shield] with players with less training than him and we saw that match [won 2-1] as a way to improve them and accelerate the process.”

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