HENDERSON COULD RETURN SOON

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson could return to the team sooner than expected, based on comments of Coach Jurgen Klopp.


The Three Lions star has a heel condition Plantar fasciitis in his left foot that is limiting his return to the set-up.

Henderson has been sidelined since the February victory over Tottenham Hotspur. The player was ruled out for the rest of the season earlier but the recent comments of the German manager hint a possible return before the end of the season.

Klopp confirmed that Henderson should be fully fit for the team’s pre-season fixtures in July but he did not give a specific timeline on his comeback date.

“It’s too early to say. Next season is the latest moment of course but anything can happen. We stay positive because he is strong,” Klopp responded when asked how much time Henderson would require to fully heal.

Klopp said the player needed “the green light” to rejoin the team and that “the start if preseason” was the “latest moment” he is expected in the team. (more…)

Jurgen Klopp criticized

Former Liverpool midfielder DietmarHamann has questioned the club decision to give the German manager Jurgen Klopp a six-year contract.


He believes that the board has led themselves carried by the emotion and not the head.

DietmarHamann said that Klopp has yet to convince the fans that he is a good manager and so far he has not done a lot. He stated that there is no way that Liverpool can challenge for the title at the moment and that major changes are needed if they wanted to win the title last season.

DietmarHamann said that Klopp has no plan B when it comes to winning matches when his Gegenpressing style is not working. For him, this tactic does not work in the Premier League because teams know how to sit back and hit you on the break.

The problem with Klopp is that he is so used to using this tactic in the Bundesliga that he is finding it hard to adapt in the Premier League. (more…)

Frank Lampard Backs Jose Mourinho to Succeed at United

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard says that Manchester United have made the right decision in appointing Jose Mourinho as their new manager.


The Portuguese has had a brilliant start to his career at Old Trafford after overseeing two victories in two games. Much of the success has been done to the brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has already taken his league tally to 3 goals. The Swedish striker was signed on a free transfer but it was largely done due to the presence of Mourinho. Mourinho and Ibrahimovic share a great relationship from the pair’s time at Inter Milan.

The relationship between Mourinho and his players is a well-documented aspect. Lampard remains as one of the iconic players and he produced his best under Mourinho time and time again. Prior to his arrival, the position of Lampard in the Chelsea squad was in major doubt. However, he transformed the Englishman into one of the best in the world at his position. Lampard says that Mourinho has the ability to transform the club from the bottom up. After three years of not winning the league title, the club are in desperate need of a lift and Lampard is confident that it will arrive through the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss.
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Frank Lampard Helps NYC FC To Top Of The MLS

Frank Lampard has been in top form that has helped New York City FC beat the New England Revolution.


He helped to score the winning goal in the game that happened on Wednesday night. The game ended with a score of 1-0 in Foxborough. The New York City FC has definitely been on a high this season as they have won four consecutive games in a row. They are now on top of the MLS Eastern conference. New England on the other hand, has lost its third game in a straight series.

The game saw Thomas McNamara run down with a chipped ball close to the goal line. The cross he did redirected Lampard in the 58th minute. There were two scoring chances for the NYCFC which were present in the first half of the game. Bobby Shuttleworth got into the left, which allowed David Villa to get a shot which was a wide shot. The best chance that New England had for a shot came in the 30th minute. Teal Bunbury put in an open header, which bounced off the crossbar. Shuttleworth received a red card in the game. Finally, it was Frank Lampard who helped the team to win the game. The FC has come into a leading position in the Eastern Conference. Here Frank is the one to thank with three goals in four games that helped the team to get a victory on Wednesday.
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Frank Lampard Talks About England Team’s Performance

It is often the former footballers who are able to point out where the faults of their country team lies and what improvements need to be done in order to get them to perform better.


For instance the Euro 2016 saw the England team crash out when they played against Iceland. Frank Lampard as a former midfielder who has pointed out that the country’s team was not able to perform as per their full potential. As a result the team has not been able to hold onto their position and was undermined easily by an easy opponent.

Lampard is in a position to pass comment on England’s performance as he had won about 106 caps as well as scored about 29 goals for the country when he was active on the field. He also featured in about four major league games in the country. However, even in his participation times, the country had not been able to go past the quarter finals. (more…)

FRANK LAMPARD: CONTE HAS A BIG JOB TO DO

Former Chelsea FC skipper, Frank Lampard says newly appointed Coach, Antonio Conte has a lot of work to do at Chelsea. The 46-year old Italian was appointed recently to take over the helms at Stafford Bridge from current handler, Guus Hiddink.

The Dutch manager was brought in as an interim manager to transform the fortunes of the EPL giant. Hiddink was not able to bring out a radical transformation to the team’s poor start under former coach, Jose Mourinho, hence the appointment of Anthonio Conte.

Lampard says Conte would be capable of achieving results at Stamford Bridge like he did while at Juventus. Conto managed Juventus and transformed the club to one of the best team in the Serie A. Prior to his arrival at Juve, the club finished in seventh place but Conte led the team to three straight Serie A titles. Anthonio Conte will now step down as the Coach of Gli Azzuri after the Euro 2016 tournament in France this summer.

Despite the fact that the experienced coach has not worked or played in England, Frank Lampard believes he is the right person for the job.

Frank Lampard to Goal: “I think he’s a great manager. I think it’s a big job now, Chelsea. I think it’s a transitional period with the difficult year they’ve had, but I think Conte has fantastic pedigree … what he’s done in Juventus, the work he’s doing now at the Italian (national) team.” (more…)

Frank Lampard regrets having joined Manchester City

Frank Lampard angered Chelsea FC fans when he made a move to Manchester City on a deal which was completed back on July of 2015. The English midfielder was a free agent for a short period of time in 2014 after Lampard left Chelsea and City somehow managed to secure the services of the veteran midfielder.

The 37 year old player later went on to join the MLS side New York City, which actually was the club that he had penned a contract with but since the Major League Soccer still hadn’t kicked off, Lampard decided to join Manchester City for a few months before eventually going on to make his official move to the American club but the experienced player has now revealed that he regrets having made this switch.

‘’I was asked from the top to stay on in Manchester, so it wasn’t an easy position for me to be in. I’m not trying to wash my hands of it because I am a man and I make my decisions, but it kind of felt right at the time to carry on playing.The situation happened as it did and I kind of sat there and, yeah, when you stay on and the club really wanted me to stay on, and I thought I’d play more matches, obviously. It didn’t work out that way. I looked at New York and I knew that’s what I signed up for. It was a strange feeling’’ Lampard told reporters. (more…)

David Luiz has claimed that he was advised by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Former Chelsea defender David Luiz has claimed that he was advised by Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave the London outfit for Paris St Germain.

Luiz became the world’s most expensive defender after making a £ 50 million move to the French capital in the summer. Chelsea were praised for the way they received such a huge amount of money for a player who was not seen as a first choice central defender. The decision to sell the Brazilian has proven to be the right decision, as Chelsea have been much more solid in defence without the 27-year-old.

Luiz will be coming up against Chelsea for the first time since leaving the West London outfit in the Champions League knockout stages. The first leg will be at the French capital with the return leg at Stamford Bridge set almost a month away. Luiz has revealed that Ibrahimovic was a major factor in convincing him to move to PSG. The pair were seen together in the last season’s quarter-final. Chelsea won this match in remarkable circumstances and knocked out PSG from the quarter finals yet again. PSG won the first leg 3-1 before the blues managed a 2-0 victory in the return leg. Luiz has also revealed that he has great respect for Jose Mourinho. (more…)