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What's wrong with Liverpool? Maybe not as much as you think

What's wrong with Liverpool? There's good and bad news for Jurgen Klopp as he tries to straighten out the club's title defense: It's all in their heads.

Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens
Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens

Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks) with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens, 01/21/2021

Nagelsmann promises Leipzig will
Nagelsmann promises Leipzig will 'attack' Bayern in title chase

Julian Nagelsmann says his RB Leipzig team are ready to push Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich all the way this season as they prepare for Saturday's trip to lowly Mainz.

Villas-Boas navigates storm in Marseille as title chances fade
Villas-Boas navigates storm in Marseille as title chances fade

Marseille are never far away from a crisis and the southern French giants are in trouble again after a run of defeats which have led to coach Andre Villas-Boas admitting to some uncertainty about his future.

Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch
Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch

AC Milan and Inter Milan resume their duel for the Serie A summit on Saturday days before they face off in their Italian Cup quarter-final clash at the San Siro.

LAFC selects CSUN standout Daniel Trejo at No. 14 in the MLS draft
LAFC selects CSUN standout Daniel Trejo at No. 14 in the MLS draft

Cal State Northridge senior Daniel Trejo was selected 14th overall by LAFC in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday. The Galaxy draft Josh Drack at No. 16.

Lampard heavy betting favorite to be fired next
Lampard heavy betting favorite to be fired next

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham discuss the latest betting odds for managers to be fired, headlined by Chelsea' Frank Lampard and Newcastle's Steve Bruce...

Secret to U.S. women
Secret to U.S. women's soccer team's success? Intense internal competition

As the U.S. women's soccer team prepares to play Colombia again, the players know their toughest competition almost always comes from their teammates.

Wijnaldum: Liverpool
Wijnaldum: Liverpool 'not 100 percent greedy to score' in slump

"People from outside will say that we don't have confidence or we're losing confidence," Wijnaldum said after Liverpool fell to Burnley at Anfield.

PL Update: Burnley end Reds
PL Update: Burnley end Reds' record home streak

Robbie Earle and Danny Higginbotham help Rebecca Lowe recap Burnley's historic night, as the Clarets snatched a late win to end Liverpool's 68-match unbeaten run at home.

'Punch in the face': Klopp rocked as Burnley end Liverpool's Anfield run

Jurgen Klopp admitted the end of Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run at Anfield was a "massive punch in the face" as the Premier League champions crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against Burnley on Thursday.

Liverpool
Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run ended by Burnley

Jurgen Klopp took responsibility for the sudden collapse of Liverpool's Premier League title defence after their 68-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield came to a stunning end in a 1-0 defeat by Burnley on Thursday.

Suarez double fires Atletico seven points clear
Suarez double fires Atletico seven points clear

Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic scored a penalty against Atletico Madrid on Thursday but a brace from Luis Suarez saw the La Liga leaders come from behind to win 2-1 at Ipurua.

Instant reactions after Burnley stun Liverpool
Instant reactions after Burnley stun Liverpool

Hear from both sides after Liverpool's 1,369-day unbeaten streak at home came to a stunning end at the hands of a dogged Burnley squad.

Portland Timbers select Creighton
Portland Timbers select Creighton's Diego Gutierrez to close 2021 MLS Superdraft

That's all folks!

Dyche on Burnley win, Klopp scrap:
Dyche on Burnley win, Klopp scrap: 'We're allowed to actually try and win'

"A couple of things got said, absolutely nothing out of the norm," Dyche said. "It's two managers fighting to win the game."

Parma own goal sends Lazio through to Italian Cup quarter-finals
Parma own goal sends Lazio through to Italian Cup quarter-finals

Parma goalkeeper Simone Colombi's late own goal sent Lazio through to the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Thursday after a 2-1 win in Rome.

'Our decision making is the problem' - Klopp on Liverpool loss, Dyche flap

You know that old adage about not letting someone drag you down to their level? Liverpool is doing that often, the "Mentality Monsters" nowhere to be found.

Three things we learned from Liverpool - Burnley
Three things we learned from Liverpool - Burnley

Fourth-place Liverpool is now six points off table-leading Manchester United and four behind Manchester City and Leicester City.

Jordan Morris Swansea City: Latest as USMNT star set for physical
Jordan Morris Swansea City: Latest as USMNT star set for physical

Seattle Sounders star Jordan Morris is in Wales and will undergo a physical on Friday ahead of a loan move to Swansea City, according to reports.

Masasi thunderbolt snatches CHAN draw for virus-hit DR Congo
Masasi thunderbolt snatches CHAN draw for virus-hit DR Congo

Amadeu Masasi drilled the ball into the net deep into stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for the Democratic Republic of Congo against Libya Thursday in the African Nations Championship.

Portland Timbers trade first round pick in 2021 MLS SuperDraft for general allocation money
Portland Timbers trade first round pick in 2021 MLS SuperDraft for general allocation money

Not the most exciting move, but one that sets up moves down the road.

FA Cup fourth round score predictions, betting odds
FA Cup fourth round score predictions, betting odds

The FA Cup fourth round is here and it is time to scrutinize the latest FA Cup odds, as we try to predict what is going to happen in a wildly unpredictable round of knockout games.

Probe into claim that Blatter paid for Warner
Probe into claim that Blatter paid for Warner's jet is dropped

Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they had dropped an investigation into ailing former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, accused of defrauding world football's governing body by paying for a private jet used by the now-banned Jack Warner.

Union
Union's Huebner banned but 'no evidence' found of racial abuse towards Amiri

The German FA (DFB) on Thursday said there was "no evidence" that Union Berlin's Florian Huebner racially abused Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Nadiem Amiri, but gave the defender a two-match ban and 20,000-euro ($24,292) fine.

England
England's National League faces shutdown over government grant row

The English football season below the top four divisions is under increasing threat of being cancelled after the UK government said any future funding for National League clubs would be in the form of loans rather than grants.

Premier League player Power Rankings
Premier League player Power Rankings

Our fifteenth Premier League player Power Rankings of the 2020-21 season have arrived. Check out the top 20.

Breakaway Super League
Breakaway Super League 'would not be recognised' by FIFA as players threatened with World Cup ban

FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting any breakaway by leading clubs "would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation" while players would risk being banned from the World Cup and other major tournaments if involved.

Chorley boss relishing FA Cup dance with Wolves
Chorley boss relishing FA Cup dance with Wolves

English minnows Chorley host mighty Wolves in the FA Cup on Friday, with manager Jamie Vermiglio hoping to rekindle the spirit of a famous win against the same opponents 35 years ago.

Transfer news: Ings to Tottenham, En-Nesyri to West Ham
Transfer news: Ings to Tottenham, En-Nesyri to West Ham

In the latest transfer news Danny Ings to Tottenham is an intriguing report, while Youssef En-Nesyri to West Ham is also being report.

Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma, daughter says
Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma, daughter says

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma after having heart surgery in December, his family said Thursday. The 84-year-old Blatter, who also tested positive for COVID-19 late last year, was well enough only this week to be moved out of intensive care at the hospital in Switzerland. Blatter has been under criminal investigation by Swiss federal prosecutors since 2015, and has not yet been told that FIFA filed a further criminal complaint against him last month, his daughter said in an interview circulated on behalf of the family.

Veteran Mandzukic has
Veteran Mandzukic has 'big ambitions' with AC Milan

Mario Mandzukic insisted Thursday he had four more years of top-level football in him as he returned to Serie A on a six-month contract with league leaders AC Milan.

Solskjaer urges Man Utd strikers to follow Cavani
Solskjaer urges Man Utd strikers to follow Cavani's example

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has encouraged Manchester United's strikers to learn from Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan's influential display against Fulham

Portugal
Portugal's Paulo Sousa named new Poland coach

Poland will be coached by former Portuguese international and Bordeaux coach Paulo Sousa at the delayed Euro 2020 finals this year, the head of the country's football federation (PZPN) said on Thursday.

King size: keeper sets world record for long-range goal
King size: keeper sets world record for long-range goal

Goalkeeper Tom King's midweek goal for fourth-tier Newport County has been confirmed as the longest in football history.

Villas-Boas sounds resigned to his fate as Marseille
Villas-Boas sounds resigned to his fate as Marseille's coach

Speaking with an air of resignation, Andre Villas-Boas accepted his time as Marseille coach might soon be up following another home defeat. The 1-0 loss to Lens in the French league on Wednesday, where he was tactically outwitted by a novice coach, came after an abject team performance last weekend in a 2-1 home reverse to Nimes. Marseille then takes on fifth-place Rennes, before going to Lens and hosting league leader Paris Saint-Germain in the same week.

Sergio Aguero tests positive for COVID-19
Sergio Aguero tests positive for COVID-19

Sergio Aguero has confirmed he is self-isolating and experiencing symptoms after contracting COVID-19.

Aguero self-isolating after contracting coronavirus
Aguero self-isolating after contracting coronavirus

Manchester City's record goalscorer Sergio Aguero said on Thursday he has contracted coronavirus and is self isolating.

Veteran Huntelaar and teenager Hoppe aim to revive Schalke
Veteran Huntelaar and teenager Hoppe aim to revive Schalke

The return to Schalke of the 37-year-old Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Ajax is a desperate roll of the dice by a team trying to cling on to top-division status amid financial turmoil worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. Huntelaar joins up with an unexpected star in 19-year-old Californian Matthew Hoppe, who was an obscure name even to Schalke fans before a sudden breakthrough into the first team in November and five goals in his last three games. Hoppe earned last-place Schalke's first league win in nearly a year with a hat trick against Hoffenheim on Jan. 9 but his goal in a 2-1 defeat to Cologne on Wednesday showed he can't always get the points on his own.

Pogba details how Manchester United can stay in title race
Pogba details how Manchester United can stay in title race

Paul Pogba was the star as Manchester United beat Fulham to remain top of the Premier League table, and the French superstar wants more. Much more.

AC Milan means business with Mario Mandžukić signing

The missing piece for AC Milan in its decade-long quest to return to glory - and financial stability - could prove to be a 34-year-old striker who hasn't played in nearly a year. Mario Mandzukic's signing this week is tantamount to a statement of title intentions. Hitherto having maintained that its goal was returning to the Champions League after a seven-year absence by securing only a top-four finish, Milan now appears firmly set on winning Serie A.

AP Interview:
AP Interview: 'Demanding' Ibrahimovic boosts Dalot at Milan

When Diogo Dalot signed for Manchester United, the excitement was mixed with regret at missing out on the chance to play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The veteran striker had departed for what appeared to be a career swan song at the Los Angeles Galaxy just before a teenage Dalot arrived at Old Trafford three years ago. ''It was a little bit of a sad moment for me,'' Dalot recalls in an interview with The Associated Press.

Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again
Zidane under fire as Real Madrid loses again

After watching his team collapse late in extra time against third-division club Alcoyano in the Copa del Rey, Zinedine Zidane turned his back on the field and smiled in disbelief. Real Madrid conceded late against its 10-man opponent on Wednesday to squander yet another trophy chance this season. The embarrassing 2-1 loss in the round of 32 added to Madrid's recent struggles and left Zidane under increased pressure.

Breakaway European Super League
Breakaway European Super League 'would not be recognised' by FIFA

FIFA has gone on the offensive amid ongoing speculation about a European Super League, insisting that any breakaway by leading clubs "would not be recognised by either FIFA or the respective confederation" while players would risk being banned from the World Cup and other major tournaments if involved.

Arteta focuses on new signings as Arsenal shed fringe players
Arteta focuses on new signings as Arsenal shed fringe players

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is focusing on potential signings in the January transfer window after trimming his squad but refused to be drawn on a loan move for Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard

National Lacrosse League Follows MLS Example in Navigating Rapid Growth
National Lacrosse League Follows MLS Example in Navigating Rapid Growth

Nick Sakiewicz is commissioner of the National Lacrosse League. We all know how much sports and business are driven by numbers. So I'll start by citing two that are significant to me personally and professionally: 25 and 35. Major League Soccer, the league where I spent two decades as president and GM of three teams, […]

Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens
Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens

Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks) with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens, 01/20/2021

USWNT - Colombia: How to watch, start time, odds, prediction
USWNT - Colombia: How to watch, start time, odds, prediction

It's a pivotal time for the USWNT players to show Vlatko Andonovski he has no choice but to include them on the roster for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo.

Europe
Europe's top clubs hang tight as financial restraints limit transfers

As the January transfer window enters its final stretch, Europe's top clubs are sitting tight with financial restraints exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic leading to a downturn in player movement worldwide.

Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens
Bo Horvat with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens

Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks) with a Goal vs. Montreal Canadiens, 01/20/2021


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