PREMIER LEAGUE legends Paul Ince and Martin Keown named Harry Maguire as the only Manchester United player in their combined XI with Liverpool. Both Ince and Keown named Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson in their back four with the world’s most expensive defender Maguire representing United. Midfield trio Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum were all selected with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane the forward three. Maguire coming in as the sole United pick is an improvement from Danny Mills combined XI - which was made up of only Liverpool stars. But Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp dismissed the ex-Man City defender’s decision to leave out any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s struggling players. The German insisted Mills’ pick was a “joke” with the fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday a potential “banana skin”.He said: "Ignoring this game is so easy. Not the game against United, [but] the game you … [Read more...] about Maguire only Man Utd player picked by Ince and Keown in combined Liverpool XI as Solskjaer slump laid bare
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HARRY MAGUIRE has faced another astonishing attack from Rafael van der Vaart after he claimed the Manchester United star is only as good as amateur Sunday league players. The England centre-back became the world's most expensive defender when he completed an £80million move from Leicester City this summer. The 26-year-old has already formed a promising partnership in central defence with Victor Lindelof, with only three Prem teams conceding fewer goals than the Red Devils. But former Spurs star van der Vaart, who was analysing United's 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Dutch TV, remains at a loss at Maguire's extortionate price-tag. Speaking on Ziggo Sport, he said: "He can do something, but if he is worth so much money, Virgil van Dijk is worth £300million. "If I am going to play with the amateurs on Sunday afternoon, I can easily find three who can do this. I mean that seriously."A bit silly to say, but I really think so." If I am going to play with the amateurs on Sunday … [Read more...] about Man Utd star Maguire is only as good as amateur Sunday league players claims Van der Vaart in amazing attack
JORDAN HENDERSON dedicated his Champions League winner's medal to his cancer-sufferer dad after the pair shared an emotional embrace following the full-time whistle in Madrid. The Liverpool skipper, 28, went over to give him a massive hug and the pair stayed locked in each others' arms, both in floods of tears. It was an emotional night for everyone connected to Liverpool, but arguably none more so than the Henderson family. Jordan led his team out at the Wanda Metropolitano and goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi secured a 2-0 win over Tottenham. It meant the midfielder was the man to lift Liverpool's sixth European Cup. But it was a special moment father and son shared on the sidelines that really pulled on the heartstrings.Speaking to Optus Sport, Henderson Sr said: "The way the game was going, I thought it was going to be 1-1 and go into extra time. "Everybody was dead on their feet but they came through and I'm just so proud. Unbelievably proud. "It's just very emotional, the … [Read more...] about Watch crying Jordan Henderson hug his cancer-sufferer dad in emotional scene after Champions League win with Liverpool
JOSE MOURINHO has taken a sly dig at Manchester United's board for protecting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who is in "great situation" at the club despite their poor start to the season. The Red Devils face table-toppers Liverpool after a run of three games without a win in all competitions and are just one point clear of the relegation zone. Mourinho was sacked the morning after a 3-1 defeat to the Reds last December, with fans predicting his Norwegian successor to suffer the same fate. But the Special One believes Solskjaer is lucky for the constant reassurances he receives at Old Trafford, in contrast to the atmosphere under his tenure. Speaking on Sky Sports, Mourinho said: "They did some good PR in the week to make it absolutely clear or create positive atmosphere for the game. "I’m going to try and get a job like Ole has, and speak all the time about the future."I think it’s a great situation, three-year contract – the future, the young players. I think it’s … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho takes sly dig at Man Utd board for protecting Solskjaer who is in ‘great situation’ at club despite slump
ENGLAND legend Stuart Pearce has been trolled for putting Ben Foster alongside Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling as a PFA Player of the year contender. However, the stats show the Watford keeper had enjoyed a remarkable season as the Hornets bid to claim their best ever Premier League finish. Many pundits believe the coveted prize is a two-horse race between Liverpool's powerhouse Dutch defender and Manchester City's England ace. However, Pearce argued that one man deserves to be named alongside those two even though his side are not challenging for the title or Champions League places. Speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, he said: “I would say Van Dijk, Sterling and Hazard have arguably been the best three (in the Premier League). “I’d also throw in Ben Foster, I think he’s been outstanding for Watford”.David Ginola remains the only player in Premier League history to have scooped the award with a mid-table side when Tottenham finished 11th in the … [Read more...] about England legend Pearce trolled for putting Foster alongside Van Dijk and Sterling as PFA Player of the year contender… but is it so crazy?