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Marco Reus' agents confirm his stay at Borussia Dortmund despite interest from top clubs
Marco Reus' agents confirm his stay at Borussia Dortmund despite interest from top clubs

Marco Reus happy at Borussia Dortmund and will honour the new contract, says his agency  German international Marco Reus will remain at Borussia Dortmund, ESPN FC reports. Total Sport agency, the 26-year-old’s representatives stated that the player is happy at the club and is looking forward to continuing his career at the Signal Iduna Park.  The attacking midfielder has been attracting interest from a number of major clubs

Jul 29 2015
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts
9 footballers who became popular for their eccentric acts

Eccentricity is what makes things interesting. If every footballer was like, say Raul Gonzalez or Alessandro del Piero, there would have been a lot of class around, but things would eventually feel boring. It’s the eccentric ones whose unpredictability becomes a great source of entertainment for many. Perky press conferences, crazy on-pitch incidents and whatnot, eccentricity is a must for football to be the fun game as we all know it. So

Jul 27 2015
Alexandre Lacazette will stay, insists Lyon manager Hubert Fournier
Alexandre Lacazette will stay, insists Lyon manager Hubert Fournier

Lacazette has been attracting interest from clubs in England after a prolific 2014/15 season. Premier League clubs interested in the services of Alexandre Lacazette have been served a blow in their pursuit of the Lyon striker after manager Hubert Fournier insisted the Frenchman wants to stay at the Ligue 1 outfit this summer.   Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been linked with the 24-year-old in recent weeks, but w

Jul 26 2015
Why Liverpool could be surprise title contenders this season
Why Liverpool could be surprise title contenders this season

The management have put their faith in Brendan Rodgers Last season marked the end of an era for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. His last few games would also be remembered for some of Liverpool's worst performances in a decade. The 6-1 defeat to Stoke brought to an end what was a disappointing campaign. From being a whisker away of winning the title, Liverpool finished below Spurs despite spending lots of money in the transfer window.

Jul 25 2015
Ex-Liverpool loanee Javier Manquillo set for another loan sojourn at Marseille
Ex-Liverpool loanee Javier Manquillo set for another loan sojourn at Marseille

Javier Manquillo performed well for Liverpool last season Javier Manquillo was headed on loan to Marseille a year back. But Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool came in the fray for the youngster and soon after, news broke that the Reds had agreed a deal for a two-year loan for the Atletico Madrid right back. Not much was expected from the youngster initially, mainly because he was fairly unheard of. However, Manquillo was used by Rod

Scout Report: Teenage Liverpool forward Toni Gomes has potential to become an Anfield superstar
Scout Report: Teenage Liverpool forward Toni Gomes has potential to become an Anfield superstar

Toni Gomes of Liverpool (R) could seal a spot in the first team in a couple of years Jinking past the defender with a sharp shimmy from the left-hand side of the 18-yard box, he dropped his shoulder for added trickery – a blur of yellow tore towards the West Ham United goal. Intent on rattling the back of the net, the desire was clear to see in the way the mystery marksman marched, imposingly, closer to the six-yard box, his mind firml

Jul 25 2015
Constant Rebuilding urged Sterling to take up Manchester City option
Constant Rebuilding urged Sterling to take up Manchester City option

Stranger things have happened in football than Sterling’s move to Manchester City “Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.”- Robert Griffin (Washington Redskins, Quarter-back) How long does a club keep on planning for the future? Is it better to be patient or is it sometimes the petulance of the player, which makes the best-drawn plans of a manager look farcical. T

Jul 25 2015
6 questions Liverpool will need to answer ahead of the 2015/16 season
6 questions Liverpool will need to answer ahead of the 2015/16 season

Liverpool FC gets ready for a challenging season ahead For Liverpool Football Club, last season (2014-15) started and ended on a hugely disappointing note. More disappointing if you were still hung-over from a season before that when Suarez and Sturridge were hammering the opponents. Let’s accept it, these 2 made Liverpool look better than they were in totality. I say they made Liverpool look “better than they were” becau

Jul 23 2015
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is rolling an expensive dice on Christian Benteke
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is rolling an expensive dice on Christian Benteke

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Christian Benteke is the answer to Liverpool’s striking woes It seems odd that having attracted the likes of Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez to Anfield in recent years that Liverpool’s record transfer fee remains the £35 million paid out to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in 2011. The £20 million loss suffered through his sale to West Ham one and a half barren years later provides

Jul 23 2015
Liverpool sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.5m
Liverpool sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.5m

Liverpool met Benteke’s release clause to sign him from Aston Villa Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has officially made the switch to Liverpool, according to Liverpool’s official website. The Belgian international’s move to Anfield was expected after the Reds triggered the 24-year-old’s £32.5 million release clause at Villa Park. That makes him the club’s second most expensive signing after Andy

Jul 23 2015
Christian Benteke should produce the goods Liverpool and Rodgers need him to
Christian Benteke should produce the goods Liverpool and Rodgers need him to

Christian Benteke will arrive at Liverpool as a big money signing and a lot would be expected of him It was the 26th August last year when Liverpool completed the signing of Mario Balotelli, turning to the Italian after missing out on Alexis Sanchez and deciding not to gamble on Loic Remy’s heart concerns. With deadline day looming and Luis Suarez having departed the month before, it was a choice between Balotelli and Samuel Eto&r

Jul 22 2015
Statistical look at Christian Benteke - Is he worth the risk for Liverpool?
Statistical look at Christian Benteke - Is he worth the risk for Liverpool?

Benteke took a significant percentage shots on goal for Aston Villa, 3rd in the the EPL in 2014/15 There has been a level of scepticism about the £32.5 million transfer of Christian Benteke to Liverpool that feels a touch surprising. The 24-year old is, on the face of it, just the profile of player Liverpool need to be signing: a striker who has scored goals consistently, who has the potential for further developmen

Jul 21 2015
Manchester United Moneyball - How good is the Red Devils' attack?
Manchester United Moneyball - How good is the Red Devils' attack?

How good is Manchester United’s attack compared to their Top 4 rivals? It would not surprise Data Rant if Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are being guided by a team of statisticians both on the pitch and in the transfer market. Indeed, Van Gaal has often spoke fondly of “computer gurus,” while Opta has long offered highly detailed data to professional football teams – much more so than anything available to the pu

Jul 21 2015
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?

Ronaldo, Suarez, Bale and Di Maria have all been big money signings in the last 10 years With transfer prices of players skyrocketing every year, it doesn't seem much of a surprise when top teams pay big to land their targets. Over the past few years, teams and their rich owners have pumped millions in order to buy desired players in the hope of landing more trophies. This injection of money hasn't necessarily translated

Jul 20 2015
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble

After months of widespread speculation and lengthy negotiations a deal has been struck and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling has finalized his transfer to the Etihad Stadium. The 20-year-old, who has been at the centre of this summer’s biggest transfer furore, has been bought by Manchester City for a record-breaking fee of £49 million. Sterling has now controversially become the most expensive English player of all time which begs t

Jul 20 2015
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