A calf injury kept Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge sidelined for the club’s last five matches, but a cameo appearance against Everton on Monday night lead to Sadio Mane grabbing a late winner after a run and gun effort that smacked off the post lead to the Senegalese attacker bundling home to give Liverpool the win.
“It’s massive,” said Reds skipper Jordan Henderson when asked about Sturridge returning in time for the holiday fixtures.
“Both him and Emre coming on – two brilliant players coming back from injury – shows the squad depth. I thought they were brilliant when they came on. I am sure the Everton players looking at those two coming on wouldn’t have enjoyed that last 15 minutes. They wouldn’t have liked seeing those two come on,” added the captain.
“Daniel came up with a bit of magic for the goal and he is a huge player for us.”
Injured or marginalized for much of the season, there have been rumours that Sturridge will look to move on when the transfer window reopens next month, but Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted over and over again that the 27-year old remains a big part of his plans for the Anfield outfit. (more…)
Frank Lampard says that José Mourinho will have only one thing on his mind when he returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and that is to get a win.
Lampard played under Mourinho, who had two spells at Chelsea, for a number of years and the duo share a lot of priceless moments in the form of trophies like the Champions League and the Premier League. The English midfielder was one of the favourite players of Mourinho and the Portuguese tried to sign him at his club’s like Inter Milan without much success.
Mourinho has since departed Chelsea and joined Manchester United in the summer. Turning around the fortunes of the Red Devils will be one of the biggest tasks assumed by the manager in his career. So far, United have been highly inconsistent in the campaign and are outside the top six going into the game against Chelsea. The visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday will only be the second time Mourinho comes to the dugout as the opposition manager. (more…)
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.
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.
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…)