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Liverpool received bad news after winning Chelsea

Sharing with the British media, coach Klopp revealed an unhappy news after the 2-0 win over Chelsea over the weekend.

In the second round of the Premier League 2020/21, the Liverpool club overcame the home team Chelsea 2-0 with a double from striker Sadio Mane.

After the match, coach Klopp brought an unhappy news regarding defender Joel Matip. Specifically, he revealed that the player had a muscle problem during the pre-match training session with Chelsea and will be out for about 3 weeks.

This is Cameroon’s latest injury after a series of minor injuries from the beginning of last season. As a result, the 29-year-old defender has only kicked 1 match in the Premier League in the past 11 months.

Fortunately, the other center-back, Joe Gomez, only had a slight pain in his knee. The England international is expected to return to training soon. They should be ready to play for the Carabao Cup match next Friday morning.

Talking about Gomez’s ability to play in the middle of this week, Klopp said that Gomez is actually fine because the problem is not too serious. He will be back tomorrow. It’s not a big game, but you and the coaching staff have to look.

About Joel Matip’s situation, it is not that easy. Maybe he will take a few weeks and be ready to return after the international series. We have to wait and see. It is crazy that both Liverpool defenders are injured.

In addition to the above two cases, another name that is also having physical problems is captain Jordan Henderson. The British star suffered a strain on his thigh muscles and was withdrawn from the field after finishing the first half in a win against Chelsea. Coach Klopp also said he was waiting for the results of Henderson’s fitness tests before closing the squad to play in the Carabao Cup.

Arsenal confirmed Sam Greenwood officially joined Leeds United

Arsenal homepage confirmed striker Sam Greenwood has signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United, the team has just won the right to return to the Premier League.

Striker Sam Greenwood joined Arsenal from Sunderland in July 2018. He has 10 goals and 5 assists in Arsenal’s U18 shirt. The 18-year-old signed a professional contract with the London side last July.

In the 2019/20 season, after being signed a professional contract, Greenwood scored 6 goals after 22 appearances at Arsenal U18 and U23 team level. Earlier in his career, the 2002-born player made his U18 Sunderland debut at the age of 15 and also netted 12 goals in 14 appearances for England under-17s.

Despite improving in Arsenal colors, but finding the opportunity to play regularly in the first team shirt is not much. Recent brilliant performances in Arsenal’s youth jerseys helped Greenwood attract attention from many European teams including AC Milan and Juventus.

Most recently, the Arsenal homepage confirmed that striker Sam Greenwood has signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United, the team has just won the right to return to the Premier League.

Specifically, Arsenal announced Sam Greenwood signed a 3-year contract with Leeds United. Everyone at Arsenal wants to thank him for his contribution to the team during all this time. Best wishes for him at Leeds United.

To own a player born in 2002, Leeds United had to pay Arsenal £ 1.52 million. Greenwood is a versatile player when he can both take the 10th position and can play as a wing or center. He promises to be a quality addition to Leeds.

In the opposite direction, Arsenal confirmed they had successfully recruited Jonathan Dinzeyi on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. In addition, Saliba also joined Arsenal in the summer of 2019 with a contract worth £ 27 million. Besides Saliba, Arsenal are likely to bring another top midfielder this summer: Gabriel Magalhaes. At the same time, the fans also expect the club to successfully persuade captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new contract.

10 unimaginable indicators in the Premier League 2019/20

The races in the Premier League 2019/20 have officially ended, taking a look at 10 incredible statistics this season.

  1. Tottenham is the worst after 11 years but still ranks above Arsenal

Tottenham only won 59 points this season, their worst performance in 11 years. However, Spurs (6th) still rank higher than the city team, Arsenal (8th).

  1. Alisson goalkeeper Alisson has the same number of assists as Raheem Sterling: Raheem Sterling has scored 20 goals in the English Premier League this season, but only 1 assist, equal to the performance of goalkeeper Alisson on the Liverpool side.
  2. MU has the same 66 points as last season: This season, MU won 66 points after 38 rounds in the Premier League, equal to the number of points they got in last season. However, this year MU ranked 3rd and last year they ranked 6th.
  3. Jamie Vardy is the oldest Premier League top scorer: With 23 goals, striker Jamie Vardy has earned the title of Premier League Top Scorer 2019/20. At 33, he is the oldest scorer in the tournament’s history.
  4. Southampton have gained more points than Leicester since the defeat of 0-9: Since the defeat of 0-9 to Leicester, Southampton has returned strongly. They have won 44 points since October, while Wolves have only 42 points.
  5. No English player has scored for Wolves: This season, Wolves has scored 51 goals in the highest league in English football, but no English player has scored for Wolves. Raul Jimenez leads the list of Wolves scoring with 17 goals, he is a Mexican national.
  6. Coach Ancelotti for the first time ended the season in the bottom half of the table: With a series of disappointments in the final rounds, Everton ranked 12th in the Premier League this season. This is the first time coach Carlo Ancelotti ended the season in the bottom half of the table.
  7. Roberto Firmino has only 1 goal at Anfield: This season, striker Roberto Firmino only scored 9 goals in the Premier League, of which only 1 goal was scored at Anfield.
  8. Jesse Lingard only contributed shoe marks to a goal of MU: Jesse Lingard scored the decisive goal to help MU defeat Leicester with a score of 2-0 in the final round, this is also the first time he contributed shoe marks in a Reds goal in the Premier League after 22 appearances
  9. Incredible with the promotion and relegation of Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich: In the 2014/15 season, for the first time, Bournemouth won the right to play in the Premier League, they ranked above Watford and Norwich. This season, they ranked 18th, also ranked above Watford and Norwich, but all three have to be relegated.

What can Jadon Sancho do for Man United?

Man United are being strongly linked with winger Jadon Sancho this summer. So what can you bring to the Reds of Manchester?

The 20-year-old has exploded strongly at Borussia Dortmund in the past 2 seasons. He also regularly appears in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

Sancho has scored 17 goals and created 17 more after 28 Bundesliga matches this season, including 23 matches from the start. He also has 2 more goals and 2 assists after 8 matches in the Champions League with 1 goal and 1 assist in the German Super Cup. In total, the jewel of English football has scored 20 goals and has added 20 assists for teammates to score after 40 matches in all competitions for Dortmund.

Sancho has been used in a number of positions under coach Lucien Favre this season. He mainly plays on the right wing corridor but there are a few games that move to the left and kick in the central area. In the last two matches of Dortmund in the Bundesliga, Sancho was even pushed to the highest kick in the attack after Erling Haaland had an injury.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær is interested in a versatile attacking player this summer. 1 year ago, M.U signed with Daniel James from Swansea City. James can play well in both wing corridors but since moving to Man United, he mainly plays on the right wing. The wing on the opposite side is a rotation between Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

If Man United signed Jadon Sancho this summer, he will most likely replace Daniel James for the main stone position on the right-wing corridor. Sancho has a speed that is not inferior to James but capable of passing and finishing more impressively.

With Sancho’s presence alongside Martial and Rashford, United will have a attacking trio that is both speedy and able to finish independently. The price that Dortmund is setting for Sancho is £ 100 million. But for a 20-year-old closet that shows such a high level, it will not be a very worthwhile promising investment.

5 Reasons Why MU Should Not Sign Harry Kane

Harry Kane is a type of player who can adapt to any team he wears. But this does not seem to suit the MU at the moment.

  1. High price

Tottenham president Daniel Levy has long been known as a tough negotiator. They will not sell Kane cheap to any team and especially MU, a direct competitor in England.

On the other hand, the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic did not spare any club. CEO Ed Woodward personally announced that MU’s purchases this summer will not take place like the previous years, there will be no deals up to hundreds of millions of pounds.

  1. History of injury

Since last season, Kane has played only 48 of Tottenham’s 67 matches in the Premier League. All because of injury reasons. Since the beginning of 2019, Kane has had three injuries and has to take 1 to 2 months to recover.

Of these, 2 are due to Kane ankle injuries and 1 is in the thigh muscles. Spending 200 million pounds for an injury-sensitive star is what Woodward and his colleagues at MU are considering.

  1. Effect on salary fund

If Kane signs a contract with MU, he will surely receive the highest salary in the team. The manager at Old Trafford must have not forgotten the lesson of spending nearly £ 500,000 a week to recruit Alexis Sanchez and finally miserable when the Chilean player played badly.

David de Gea asked for a salary equivalent to Sanchez after his contributions to MU for many years. After many negotiations, the heads of MU also reduced this figure to 375 thousand pounds / week.

  1. The younger players are affected

The trio of MU strikers Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have scored a total of 47 goals for them this season. In particular, Martial is the most frequently kicked, has made 16 goals and showed a clear improvement.

Solskjaer’s faith in the French striker paid off. Martial has a smart play style, good positioning and good possession. He became the first player since compatriot Eric Cantona to score in three consecutive Manchester derby.

Improve Your Football Skills with These Games (part 3)

7. Heads Arena: Soccer All Stars

Your team will take part in a soccer playfield with a lot of famous stars. This will be the most hardened football match ever when you have to face up with all the legendary stars. Let’s choose your favorite team and prove that your skill can be as good as others. Just keep in mind that you need to protect your goals and still have to find the empty spot and score in the other team’s goal. Can you take the champion title for your team?

8. Nick Soccer Stars 2 

This is the second edition from the previous original Nick Soccer Stars. You will now take a role as many beloved cartoon characters from the Nickelodeon universe. Your mission is to compete against other football teams and win the champion cup of Nick Soccer Stars 2. The game has brilliant effects with fresh music, which are the best for you to enjoy and have fun.

9. SpeedPlay World Soccer 4

You will take part in an excellent football game in SpeedPlay World Soccer 4. There will be five tournaments for you to take part in the playfield as World, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In each competition, you will get a chance to choose your beloved nation to play as. To play this game, you need to take control of each football player in your team by using the mouse and clicking to make the score the ball in your opponent’s goal. 

10. Penalty Kick

This football game is simple but fun to give a try and impressive to practice your penalty skills. There will be 15 shots for you to play. All you need to do is use your mouse and slide it to kick the ball. Make sure that you can find the right direction and create a great chance to score a goal. Let’s show off your fabulous skills by scoring as many points as you can.

Improve Your Football Skills with These Games (part 2)

4. Penalty Shootout: Multi League

You will start this game by selecting your beloved team and can take it turn by turn to play as a goalkeeper or a kicker. When you are a kicker, there are three indicators for you to adjust the ball in the right direction. If you are a goalkeeper, you need to push the ball by clicking on the indicator at the right time. Like its name, you will have an excellent time to improve your penalty skill with this fun Penalty Shootout game.

5. SocCar

This time you will take part in a football match as a remote control car. You will compete with another vehicle, your rival A.I player. There will be a time limit for each match, and all you need to do is score as many goals as you can before the time is over. All you need is to control your car near the opponent’s goal and score the ball. The playfield will contain a lot of obstacles and challenging objects for you to get over. There will be a machine gun or some other weapons for you to shoot down these obstacles and blocking items. Let’s show off your excellent controlling skills and have fun. 

6. Toon Cup 2018

This is much more like a World Cup Championship in the cartoon world. The game has fun and adorable graphics. You will meet all the famous Cartoon characters in this soccer game. They all will team up and compete in the football match. The game rules are just simple. The more goals you score, the more chances there are for your team to win the champions cup. There will be famous game characters, such as Ben 10, Gumball, Bare Bears, and more. Game on and have fun with these adorable cartoon characters. 

Improve Your Football Skills with These Games (part 1)

If you have a deep passionate love for the running ball on the pitch, this list is a must for you to consider. There are tons of amazing soccer games for you to play in this beautiful game world. Let’s take a look at this impressive list and practice your football skills as your favorite stars.

1. Nitroclash.ioLet’s give your balls the right direction and achieve victory.

In Nitroclash.io, you will take part in a football match with three on three balls. It means that each team will have three balls and compete against each other to score in the goal of the other side. All you need to do is play along just like a regular football match: scoring into your opponent’s goal and defending yours. Let’s give your balls the right direction and achieve victory.

2. Puppet Soccer Zoo

You will join in a football match with cute animals in this Puppet Soccer Zoo game. It is a competition of 1 on 1. You can decrease your opponent’s goals and increase yours by upgrading your game character through each match. You can even freeze your rival by using a shooting power-up button. There are lots of extra options for you to play, such as upgrading the stadium setting or mini-games to unlock stronger game characters. Game on and try to win the match!

3. Pele Soccer Legend

If you are a hardcore fan of soccer fields, you cannot forget our legend Pele. You now will take a role as the legendary Pele and be the king of your football field. You will get a great chance to upgrade your skills through each stage. Keep in mind that the goalkeeper will not make it easy for you. Can you use your tricks and blow up that goal? Give it a try and become the next legend, Pele.

How to become a better football player (part 8)

10. Speed

For a pro tip:

  • Functional strength training can considerably increase running speed. The training regarding running includes running with weight sleds or parachutes or running in partners with the bungee cords (i.e., over-speed training).

11. Power and Strength

Power and strength contribute to the speed of a player aside from agility and their ability to shoot, defend as well as shield the ball, make long passes, steal the ball from the rivals, and win the ball out of the air.

The importance of leg strength is hardly doubtful in terms of passing the ball extended distances and shooting. Also, it is undeniably advantageous in jus about any aspect of the game. However, upper body strength, as well as core strength, are also preferable while defending as well as shielding the ball cum stealing it from opponents. You see, in football, arm strength tends to be used for creating space between one attacking player and their rivals while leg strength is for maintaining a low gravity center. So, while leg workouts are crucial and should be prioritized. Also, it would be best if you did not overlook upper body workouts.

Speed, as well as agility, are considered the physical attributes which are often assigned to one so-called skilled player. Yet, even one agile player can probably become pushed off the ball with ease as well as losing possession without power and strength in not only the upper but also the lower body.

Game intelligence and technique are vital to achieving your success in football. Yet, without the power and strength to win the ball, save the ball, send effective passes, as well as sprinting past opponents, even the smartest players are pretty useless on the pitch.

Proper mindset

It is considered the final key to reaching success in football. If you want to achieve success, you should put all your soul into the sport. 

How to become a better football player (part 7)

10. Speed

The quickness is essential as well for defensive players for being able to keep up with their mark as well as keeping offensive players from sprinting passed them or dodging them.

The speed’s second kind is speed over greater distances. This speed will assist you in beating your opponents to the ball as well as winning over them in extended runs down the sidelines on defense and offense. Speed is one baseline skill for footballers, as well as being of utmost importance. One player might be extra agile with the ball at the feet, yet if they are slow and fail to beat their rivals to the ball, they will not be able to get the chance to show off their agility.

For a pro tip:

Running form is crucial for speed. There are a few general rules of running form which equates to running efficiently as well as increasing speed. For example:

  • Here, the runner had better run with the body a bit leaning forward. It lets him keep the core contracted for lifting the knees as well as driving forward.
  • Such form makes it simpler to land with the knee across the toe. One runner should not strike the ground in front of the gravity center since they not just run the injury risk but lose power.
  • The runner had better run with short, fast strides. Stretching as well as over-striding makes it hard to strike the ground in line with your knee and leads to the risk of injury as well as the loss of power.
  • The right running form is one semi-controversial topic. Some consider that the runner needs to land on the forefoot. According to others, he should strike the ground to toe from heel. You should seek professional advice or join a camp to improve the form.