Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah will bring necessary squad competition to Liverpool

Mohamed Salah was officially signed by Liverpool on Thursday (June 23rd) from AS Roma on a 'long term' contract worth around £39m after add-ons. The Egyptian international is Jurgen Klopp's first major signing of the summer and has become Liverpool's most expensive signing, surpassing the £35m fee they paid for Andy Carroll from Newcastle United back in 2011. The signing of Salah has come with great reception from the majority of Liverpool fans, who are collectively salivating at the prospect of him playing in the attacking three alongside Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Philippe Coutinho.
Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele deservedly receives Bundesliga’s ‘rookie of the year’ award

Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund was named the Bundesliga's rookie of the year for the 2016/2017 campaign on Wednesday (June 21st) as voted by the fans.  The 20-year old made quite the impact in his first season with Dortmund, scoring ten goals and providing eighteen assists across all competitions, helping his side to a third place finish and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) title. 
RB Leipzig

UEFA clearance will help RB Leipzig retain their best talents this summer

UEFA announced earlier today (Tuesday, June 20th) that both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg can compete in the Champions League next season after speculations had risen because of the fact that both clubs are sponsored by the Red Bull energy drink company. Both clubs rightfully qualified for the competition in their respective leagues; Leipzig finished second in the Bundesliga and Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga title. The Red Bull sponsorship of the two clubs prompted an investigation from UEFA's Club Financial Control Body, but neither club are in breach of the competitions rules and regulations because of the fact that Red Bull does not have a controlling stake of Salzburg anymore - it's just a sponsor (BBC Sport).
Mohamed Salah

Time span of Mohamed Salah deal underlines Liverpool’s stoicism

Mohamed Salah of AS Roma has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool for what feels like forever, especially for eagerly-awaiting Liverpool fans. Roma had rejected Liverpool's initial bid of £28m towards the end of May and have been holding out for a fee closer to £35m for the Egyptian international . In the latest coming from the rumor mill, the two clubs are on the verge of reaching an agreement for the move and Salah looks set to travel to London [where Liverpool do have offices] as early as Tuesday (June 20th) to finalize the deal. If the deal does go through, Salah will have become Jurgen Klopp's most expensive signing since he's been manager of Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo could be taking a step backwards if he leaves Real Madrid

Amidst rumors of tax fraud allegations in Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid during this summer's transfer window; these are, however, just rumors.  The four time Ballon d'Or winner is about to embark upon the Confederations Cup campaign in Russia with Portugal, just two short weeks after scoring a brace to help Madrid win their twelfth Champions League title.
Claude Puel

Claude Puel sacking could resurrect Liverpool’s potential Van Dijk deal

Southampton announced the sacking of manager Claude Puel on Wednesday afternoon after the Frenchmen guided them to an eight place finish in the Premier League in his first season in charge of the club - two spots behind last year's sixth place finish under Ronald Koeman . Puel also lead the Saints to the EFL Cup final at Wembley, where they ultimately lost to Manchester United 3-2, albeit they were quite unlucky to have lost that match. For Liverpool fans, the news of Puel's sacking may or may not come with a hint of rejuvenation as far as their pursuit of Southampton center back Virgil van Dijk is concerned.
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain need to have a Marco Verratti contingency plan

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer, as the Catalan giants are prepared to meet whatever price tag the Parisians put on him. Reports from across Europe have suggested that Verratti has expressed a great deal of interest in leaving Paris, especially after a campaign that saw them miss out on the Ligue 1 title [to AS Monaco] for the first time in five seasons.
Bruce Arena

Pragmatism is working wonders for Bruce Arena and the USMNT

Bruce Arena has gotten off to a fantastic start in his second tenure as head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT). Since taking over after Jurgen Klinsmann was sacked back in November of 2016, Arena has accumulated an overall record of three wins and four draws across all competitions (friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers) with the USMNT - he's yet to lose a match. Most importantly, the U.S. have earned eight points from four qualifiers in the hexagonal stage of World Cup Qualifying since Arena took over - they're currently third in the table behind the likes of Mexico and Costa Rica.
Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski scores hat-trick for Poland, edges closer to scoring record

Robert Lewandowski scored yet another hat trick for Poland on Saturday evening (June 10th), propelling his side to a 3-1 win over Romania in World Cup Qualifying. Two penalties and one headed goal made up Lewandowski's hat-trick; his third hat-trick in World Cup Qualifying thus far. He's now scored in eleven consecutive qualifiers (both Euros and World Cup) and has grabbed a total of twenty goals from each respective qualifying campaign. The result on Saturday evening keeps Poland six points clear at the top of group E in UEFA World Cup Qualifying with four matches remaining.
Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris error gifts Sweden a vital 2-1 win over France in World Cup qualifying

Hugo Lloris made a calamitous error in the dying minutes of stoppage time against Sweden in a World Cup Qualifier earlier this evening (Friday, June 9th). He completely scoffed his attempted clearance a few yards outside of his own 18-yard box, and Sweden's Ola Toivonen pounced on the open opportunity and fired home from the halfway line with Lloris scrambling back towards his own goal line; the strike gave Sweden a 2-1 win. France had look the side far more likely to find a winner in the closing stages of the match, so Lloris' uncharacteristic error will come with added frustration for Didier Deschamps' men.