Liverpool striker staying at Anfield
Sep21

Liverpool striker staying at Anfield

Liverpool turned down a bid from Fenerbahce for striker Divock Origi in the summer. The Belgium international only joined the Anfield club in the summer of 2014 for £10 million but has yet to make an impact, making just one start in the Europa League, after spending last term back on loan at former club Lille. Despite now sitting behind Danny Ings, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers...

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Arsenal playmaker linked with shock move to Turkey
Sep19

Arsenal playmaker linked with shock move to Turkey

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is reportedly being linked with a move to Fenerbahce. The Germany international’s agent, Erkut Sogut, says he expects to receive a “serious” offer from the Turkish giants, and it could tempt the former Real Madrid man, who has admitted in the past that he is a fan of the club. The 26-year-old, who is the Gunners’ record signing, has often split the Emirates’ fan base, with...

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Round-up: Europa League
Sep18

Round-up: Europa League

Celtic and Liverpool began their Europa League campaigns with a point apiece away from home, while, in North London, Tottenham received a scare from Azerbaijani side Qarabag before running out comfortable 3-1 winners. Liverpool travelled to Bordeaux without a number of first-team regulars, including Christian Benteke and James Milner, but Brazilian Philippe Coutinho returned to the starting line-up, and went close inside eight minutes...

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Top 5: Europa League 15/16 teams to watch
Sep17

Top 5: Europa League 15/16 teams to watch

The Europa League group games get under way this evening and with the offer of a place in the Champions League for the winners, it’s sure to be yet another competitive campaign. Defending champions Sevilla are happily sitting in Europe’s premier competition, leaving us with a good chance of a new winner this season, maybe even a British club. Here, I assess the five teams that are the ones to watch out for in this year’s Europa League...

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Top 5: Europa League 15/16 teams to watch

2. Fenerbahçe One of two Turkish interests in this year’s competition, with Besiktas also in the group stages, Fenerbahçe may represent their best hopes of bringing the trophy back to that country. There were some high profile additions for them over the summer, most notably Robin van Persie and Nani, both acquired from Manchester United. In addition to that, they added Danish centre back Simon Kjaer as well as Lazar Markovic on loan...

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