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Liverpool team news: injuries, suspensions and line-up vs West Ham



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The Reds hope to start their campaign in the Premier League with a victory at Anfield against the Hammers and Manuel Pellegrini.

Liverpool Injuries

The injuries hit Liverpool hard in the final part of last season, and they already have some problems for the new season.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss most of the season due to a serious knee injury, while Joel Matip will miss the West Ham game because of a thigh problem. Ragnar Klavan is another doubt, but Joe Gomez should be in shape after a minor problem.
James Milner suffered a nasty head injury against Napoli last weekend but could play using a protective headband.
Dejan Lovren may appear on the bench, but he only returned to training on Monday after his World Cup efforts.
Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are more likely to participate as they showed up in the friendly with Torino on Tuesday night.
Alisson Becker, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are all on the line to make their debut in the competition, although Fabinho is fighting a minor muscle injury suffered against Torino. Liverpool will make a late decision on the Brazilian.

Possible Liverpool line-up

The big questions are about the defense of Liverpool, with Alexander-Arnold probably preferred to Nathaniel Clyne as the right-back and Gomez hopes to join Virgil van Dijk in midfield.

If not, Nat Phillips could be online for his professional debut.

In the middle of the field, the question is which player joins Fabinho and Keita.

Henderson is seen as the favourite, although Milner, Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are options, while Klopp could also recruit Shaqiri or Daniel Sturridge to add one more man to his attack. Both have impressed during the preseason.

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FA to hammer Chelsea Assistant coach, spears Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho

Chelsea assistant coach Marco Ianni could face the wrath of the FA as he has been charged for misconduct.

Ianni was accused of provoking anger by running to the front of the Manchester United bench in celebration of Ross Barkley’s 86th minute equalizer.

United had returned from a goal down to a 2-1 lead in the Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge but were denied the three points by Barkley who came in from the bench to share the spoil.

The Chelsea coach had lost it with his celebration and there was a reaction from Mourinho who had a faceoff with Ianni but it took the intervention of manager Maurizio Sarri and the stewards to bring the issue under control before the final whistle was blown.

Mourinho and the Blues assistant coach were mentioned in the report submitted by referee Mike Dean but the former Chelsea boss seems to have been found not guilty.

Therefore, Ianni has been given until 6pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 to respond to the charge levelled against him.

Meanwhile, the Portuguese manager, as well as the Chelsea team, were issued reminders of their responsibilities.

In his reaction, Mourinho wishes Ianni is spared and not handed further punishments for the incident.

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Transfer News: Arsenal Midfielder Offered To Several European Clubs

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Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has reportedly been offered to various European clubs as he prepares to exit his the Premier League giants.

According to various reports in the Italian media via dailycannon, the Welsh international star has been offered to the biggest clubs in Italy.

Gabriele Marcotti of Correire dello Sport said that the former Cardiff City star was offered to ‘half of Europe’ by the player’s agency in the last one week.

He further revealed that Italian clubs like Juventus, AC Milan and Lazio were some of the teams that were approached by the agency.

Another report from popular Italian news outlet disclosed that the previously mentioned Italian clubs were not interested in him.

Ramsey, 27, is on his way out of Arsenal after the club withdrew their new contract offer to him with less than a year left on his current deal.

Arsenal and his representatives had been in contract talks for the better part of the last six months until the latest development.

Despite his contract saga with the club, Ramsey has been in fine form for Arsenal especially since the news of the contract offer withdrawal broke.

The Welshman scored and provided an assist as a substitute in the last league game against Fulham shortly before the international break.

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Pogba Picks Rival Player As His Best Premier League Star

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Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has opted for a rival player as his best Premier League star in the new campaign.

The France World Cup winner made his choice in an interview with popular English TV channel Sky Sports via thesportsman.

According to him, Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has been the best player in the Premier League this season.

Hazard has light up the Premier League this season and his performances have propelled Chelsea to the top three spots on the table.

The Belgian international star has been sensational which is in stark contrast to his average outings for the Blues under former manager Antonio Conte in the last campaign.

This Arsenal player must start scoring from all angles to justify his price tag

After an average 2017/18 season, Eden Hazard got back to his best at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

He was one of the best performers at the tournament as the former Lille forward led his Belgium team to a third-place finish in Russia.

His form has continued into the new campaign and he has emerged as the leading scorer in the Premier League with seven league goals in seven starts and two substitute appearances.

His goal tally includes a hattrick against newly promoted side Cardiff City earlier this season.

Eden Hazard was rewarded for his performances in the new campaign with the Premier League player of the month award for September.

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Deschamps Congratulates In-Form Player After Chelsea Heroics

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French striker Anthony Martial didn’t have the best of summers after he was left out of the 23-man France squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

However, things are on the way up for the 22-year-old following his recent turn to form for Premier League giants Manchester United.

Without him, France national team manager Didier Deschamps led the team to a second World Cup title in Russia but he has recovered well from missing the football showpiece.

Martial has scored three goals in the last two Premier League games prompting talks of a recall to the France squad ahead of the international break in November.

He also received a congratulatory message from Deschamps after his heroics against Chelsea at the weekend.

The former AS Monaco star scored a brace in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in what was a Saturday lunchtime kickoff.

Chelsea had earlier taken a 21st minute lead through former AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger before the Martial show in the second half.

He profited from some slack Chelsea defender to pull his level on 55 minutes before adding the second goal for the Red Devils in the 73rd minute off an assist from Marcus Rashford.

Martial was on his way to be a matchwinner until Chelsea substitute Ross Barkley snatched a 2-2 draw for the hosts with almost the last kick of the game.

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