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Jurgen Klopp’s weakness exposed in title race

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A Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has exposed the weakness of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in this season’s title race as it enters into the final runs of games.

Merseyside outfit Liverpool and Man City are known to be the two major contenders for the title and there is yet to be any clear mark to known who will win the title this season.

Man City at the weekend, overtook Liverpool to return top of the summit after the Reds failed to secure a win the Merseyside derby against Everton.

However, there have been talks of pressure on the Reds team but it was dismissed by the manager who claims his team are in his team are in high spirit and are ready for the challenge.

Paul Merson has therefore exposed the German boss, noting that he is is well under pressure and panicking at the moment.

He noted that the former Borussia Dortmund seems too worried about Man City instead of facing his team to ensure they secure wins until the end of the season.

Paul Merson stressed that what was seen of Liverpool at the beginning of the season is no longer experienced both from the manager and the players.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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Why Iwobi Will Be Returning To Arsenal

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New Everton recruit Alex Iwobi has revealed that he would go back to Arsenal at some point after completing a deadline day move to Merseyside.

In a short video posted on the official Twitter handle of Arsenal, Alex Iwobi thanked the players and the fans before adding that he will return to the club at some point.

Alex Iwobi is now an Everton player after he joined the Toffees in a £40m deal last week Thursday.

The Nigerian international spent 15 years at Arsenal before the move to Everton.

Alex Iwobi came through the ranks at Arsenal before he made his debut for the first team in October 2015.

He scored 15 goals for Arsenal during his time with the first team till the end of last season.

His last appearance for Arsenal came in the Europa League at the end of the last campaign.

Iwobi came off the bench to score the consolation goal for the Gunners as they were beaten 4-1 by London rivals Chelsea.

His Arsenal exit was facilitated by the record signing of Nicolas Pepe from French Ligue 1 club Lille.

Arsenal agreed on a deal of around €80m for Pepe who joined the North London club after spending two years at Lille.

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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Wolves vs Man Utd, Chelsea vs Leicester Matches

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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has predicted the two games involving two of the top six teams namely Chelsea and Manchester United.

The former Liverpool defender is a pundit with BBC Sport.

On the Chelsea game, Mark Lawrenson said that Frank Lampard was brave for his selection against Manchester United in their Premier League opener and that he would still back them for a win against Leicester City.

Lampard and his Chelsea players were beaten 4-0 by Manchester United who got their goals through the likes of Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial and substitute Daniel James.

Chelsea then went on to lose the UEFA Super Cup on penalties to Premier League rivals Liverpool.

The two English clubs had earlier served up a four-goal thriller before the dreaded penalty shootout.

Chelsea have not won in their first two games of the season and Frank Lampard would be hoping that the situation would change for the third game of the season, a home match with Leicester City who won the corresponding fixture 1-0 through a Jamie Vardy strike.

On the Wolves game against Manchester United, Mark Lawrenson said it would be a difficult game for the Red Devils before adding that they will only get a win if quality players like Paul Pogba play to their true potentials.

 

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What Leicester City Manager Said About Lampard Ahead Of League Clash

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has had his say on Frank Lampard as the new Chelsea manager ahead of their league meeting on Sunday.

Ex-Liverpool and Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers talked about Frank Lampard in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game billed for Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will entertain the Foxes at home in what’s the second league game of the season for the two teams.

On Frank Lampard, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said the former Chelsea midfielder is the right man for the job.

The Chelsea legend was named the manager this summer after his successful spell at Derby County last season.

Frank Lampard led Derby County to the Championship playoffs before they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa in the final.

His managerial reign at Stamford Bridge has started with two winless games ahead of the Leicester City game later this weekend.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea started this season with a heavy defeat at Manchester United in the league.

They were beaten 4-0 by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players before the Super Cup loss to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Chelsea lost 5-4 on penalties to Liverpool at the end of extra time after the two clubs had shared a four-goal salvo.

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Zidane Provides Update On Moves For Neymar, Pogba

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has provided an update on the pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar.

Zidane spoke about Pogba and Neymar during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Spanish La Liga match Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid will face Celta Vigo in their first league game of the season.

On the possible moves for Pogba and Neymar, Zidane told reporters that he’s contented with the players at his disposal.

The French football legend further said that compatriot Paul Pogba is a Manchester United player at the moment.

On Neymar, Zidane said that the Brazilian international star is not a Real Madrid player.

Zidane and Real Madrid have spent over €300m on new players this summer and they are still being linked with the likes of Paul Pogba, Neymar and Christian Eriksen.

Pogba talked about the possibility of a new challenge in June but the Frenchman has not been able to engineer a move away from Manchester United since that interview in Tokyo, Japan.

On Neymar, Real Madrid and Barcelona in a two-way tussle for the former Santos player.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has been linked with Real Madrid as well as other teams like Atletico Madrid and Manchester United this summer.

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Unai Emery Provides Update On These Two Player’s Futures

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has given an update on the contract situation of his star players, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners’ boss confirmed that they are working on new deals for the two players.

Unai Emery spoke about the two players during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Burnley.

Arsenal host Burnley in their second league game of the season having opened their account with a 1-0 away win over Newcastle United.

Gabonese international star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game to give the Gunners an opening day win.

The Premier League clash between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium is the first game for week two.

Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are expected to feature for the Gunners against Burnley.

The two attackers have been instrumental to the Gunners’ quest for major honours and it’s not surprising that club officials want to tie them down to respective deals.

Aubameyang has two years left on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium, while strike partner Alexandre Lacazette has three years left on his own contract.

Aubameyang scored 31 goals in all competitions for Arsenal in the last campaign, while Lacazette hit 19 goals for the Gunners.

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