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‘Mo Salah? No: Also give credit to this player

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Liverpool’s’ club manager has quickly given acknowledgement to Georginio Wijnaldum for his judicious efforts in the midfield.

 If there is a need to mention any player who works as energetic as the three attackers upfront, then the Dutch midfielder should not be left out of the line.

Despite the intense pressure of having the clubs captain on the bench and summer signing Fabinho, the 27-year-old midfielder cooled his nerves in Liverpool shirt in the past three matches.

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The Dutchman was given credit for completing 75 passes out of 76 in the hard-fought match against the progressively harmful Brighton at the instant when Liverpool were not at their best.

The depth of the midfield was increasingly under pressure but the Dutch midfielder likewise raised his game to meet the demands from his manager.

In the 88 minutes the host’s supporters had their hands in their mouths when the second most expensive goalkeeper in the world pulled up a great save.

Jorgen Klopp concluded that this would have been one of those matches that would have been considered as a dropped point.

However, Wijnaldum was the leading force behind the defenders, and his performance speaks volume of Klopp’s three bodies in the midfield; his patience and maturity on the pitch makes him a pleasant player to watch.

Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.

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Arsenal Owners Set League Title Target For Unai Emery

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Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has revealed that the aim of the club is to return to Champions League football and also win the league title for the first time in 15 years.

The Gunners have not won the league title since the 2003/04 when the North London giants went through the season without a single defeat.

That Arsenal squad is known as the Invincibles and it was made possible by legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman was the Arsenal manager for over two decades before he left the job last summer and was replaced by current boss Unai Emery.

Josh Kroenke is the son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke and he spoke to BBC Sport about the plans in place to enable the club return to the top of English football.

According to him, the target for Arsenal is to win the league title in the coming years after almost two decades.

Arsenal have started the new Premier League season on a good note with two wins from two games.

The Gunners are one of just two teams to have won two from two league games this season.

Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 1-0 away from home in the first game before the 2-1 win over Burnley at home in the second league game of the season.

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Solskjaer Criticised After Pogba’s Penalty Miss In Draw vs Wolves

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been heavily criticized following the penalty miss that overshadowed the league meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night.

Wolves hosted Manchester United at the Molineux on Monday night in a game which ended 1-1 but the major talking point was the penalty miss by Paul Pogba in the second half.

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince criticized the lack of managerial skills from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba deliberated on the penalty taker after the Red Devils were given a spot-kick in the second half.

Manchester United were given the penalty after Paul Pogba was fouled by Wolves skipper Conor Coady.

Paul Pogba had a brief discussion with Marcus Rashford before the former stepped up to take the penalty which was saved by Wolves skipper Rui Patricio.

Many Manchester United fans and pundits have blamed Solskjaer and Pogba after the penalty incident led to a draw rather than a win for the team.

They thought Marcus Rashford should have taken the penalty having scored on the opening day of the Premier League.

Rashford scored one of the goals from the penalty spot as Manchester United thrashed Chelsea 4-0 in the first game of the new Premier League season.

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Carragher Confirms Three Arsenal Players That Will Cause Liverpool Problems

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has revealed three Arsenal players that will give his former club problems ahead of their Premier League meeting this weekend.

Liverpool will take on Arsenal at home in what’s one of the three games in the new Premier League season.

Arsenal and Liverpool are the last two standing as far as teams with a 100% record are concerned.

Jamie Carragher talked about the upcoming league clash between Liverpool and Arsenal on Monday Night Football (MNF) on Sky Sports.

According to him, the Liverpool defence will struggle to contain the Arsenal front of three, consisting of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicholas Pepe.

Jamie Carragher said that Liverpool have been lucky this season as they have been shaky at the back mainly due to the high line employed by the Reds.

Liverpool won their first game of the season 4-1 against Norwich City at home before the Reds beat hosts Southampton 2-1 in their second league game of the season.

On their part, Arsenal began the season with the slim 1-0 away win over Newcastle United.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game and also scored the winning goal for Arsenal in their last league match, a 2-1 victory over Burnley at the Emirates Stadium.

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Robben Picks Best Manager Between Mourinho, Guardiola

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Ex-Dutch international winger Arjen Robben has picked Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as the best manager he worked with during his illustrious career.

Arjen Robben announced his retirement from football at the end of the last campaign.

In a chat with popular media channel Goal, Arjen Robben picked Pep Guardiola ahead of the likes of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.

Robben spent some time at Chelsea and Real Madrid before joining Bayern Munich in 2009.

The Dutchman was at Bayern Munich where he worked with Pep Guardiola between 2013 and 2016.

Robben and Guardiola won three successive German Bundesliga titles together at Bayern Munich.

The flying Dutchman spent a decade at Bayern Munich following his move from Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.

His best contribution for Bayern Munich came during the 2012 Champions League final when he played a big role for the Bavarian giants.

The Dutch winger scored the winning goal for the Bavarian giants as they won the 2012 Champions League title via a 2-1 victory over German Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.

His last game for Bayern Munich was the German Cup clash with RB Leipzig.

Arjen Robben was part of the Bayern Munich team that won the German Cup title with the 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the final.

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Gary Neville Reveals Player That Mesmerizes Him

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been left mesmerized by the quality of Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

The former Manchester United defender talked about Kevin De Bruyne while he was on Monday Night Football (MNF) on Sky Sports.

According to him, Kevin De Bruyne reminds him of former Premier League players like Steven Gerrard and David Beckham.

Kevin De Bruyne has returned to full fitness after suffering from various injuries.

His injury restricted him to just 19 appearances last season.

Kevin De Bruyne is back to his best after the injury woes of last year.

The former Chelsea player was not a regular in the Manchester City squad mainly because of injury in the last campaign as the Citizens won three domestic trophies.

Manchester City completed the domestic swoop of the trophies available for the first time in the history of English football.

Kevin De Bruyne was an influence on the game as Manchester City started the new Premier League season with a 5-0 win at the home of West Ham United.

He was part of the team that won the Community Shield via the penalty win over Liverpool.

Former Chelsea player Kevin De Bruyne also made the two goals for Manchester City during the 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

 

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