Leicester need to ‘reset mentally’ to reach Champions League

Brendan Rodgers
says Leicester need to “reset mentally” to stay in charge of their
Champions League destiny after their slump continued with a 2-1 loss at

The Foxes remain third in the Premier League but are
fading, claiming just two points from their three games since the
Premier League resumed.

They were fortunate fourth-placed Chelsea
failed to take advantage, also losing on Wednesday, but in-form
Manchester United and Wolves are just three points behind with six games
to play.

Mistakes cost us at West Ham, says unhappy Lampard

Chelsea manager
Frank Lampard blamed his side’s lack of attention to detail for a
surprise 3-2 defeat at Premier league relegation battlers West Ham
United on Wednesday.

Lampard’s side dominated for long periods
but were stunned late on when Andriy Yarmolenko slotted home an
89th-minute winner following a counter-attack by the home side.

Opta Stats Analysis: Man United v Brighton

Manchester United
extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches across all competitions (W11
D4); only Bayern Munich (25 games) are currently on a longer such streak
without defeat among all sides in Europe’s big-five leagues.

Brighton have won fewer Premier League games in 2020 than any other side (P13 W1 D7 L5).

Salah targets long stay, more titles at Liverpool

Liverpool forward
Mohamed Salah says he wants to remain at the Premier League champions
for a long time and says the team have developed a perfect

The Egypt international, who signed a new five-year
deal in 2018, was the top scorer at the club this season with 17
Premier League goals as they secured a 19th top-flight title with seven
games to spare.

Matip out of Liverpool’s final seven games due to foot injury

Liverpool defender Joel Matip will miss the
remainder of the season due to a foot injury, the Premier League
champions said on Tuesday.

Centre back Matip, who has been
limited to 13 games in all competitions this season, sustained the
injury during Liverpool’s goalless draw with local rivals Everton
earlier this month.

He also missed their 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace last week.

Now you’re a target, Gilberto warns Liverpool

Some predict Liverpool are on the cusp of an
era of domination, but former Arsenal title winner Gilberto Silva says
Juergen Klopp’s team must now prepare for life as a target.

Brazilian knows the feeling of playing for a dominant force in England,
having been an integral part of Arsenal’s Invincibles who went through
the 2003-04 season without losing a match on their way to the title.

Barcelona coach Setien dismisses talk of player unrest

Barcelona coach Quique Setien insists his
relationship with the players is good, despite reports of unrest in the
dressing room and tension between Lionel Messi and Setien’s assistant,
Eder Sarabia.

An angry exchange of views reportedly followed
Barca’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday, a result that allowed Real
Madrid to go two points clear at the top of La Liga by beating Espanyol.

Angel Gomes set to leave Man Utd as contract runs out

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is bracing himself for
the loss of teenage midfielder Angel Gomes, whose Manchester United
contract expires on Tuesday.

The highly rated 19-year-old came
through the academy at Old Trafford and made his debut aged 16 in May
2017, becoming the youngest player since Duncan Edwards in the 1950s to
feature for the first team.

Liverpool’s history not a burden anymore, says Klopp

Liverpool are no longer burdened by their
painful 30-year title drought and have written a new chapter in the
club’s history after they were confirmed as Premier League champions,
manager Jurgen Klopp said on Friday.

The Anfield club, who
dominated English soccer in the 1970s and 1980s, last won the old First
Division title in 1990, but have finished as runners-up five times

Liverpool a ‘role model’ for every club – Hasenhuettl

Liverpool deserved to be crowned Premier
League champions after showing remarkable consistency this season and
Jurgen Klopp’s side are a model for other clubs looking to improve every
year, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Friday.

first league title in 30 years was confirmed on Thursday when Chelsea
beat second-placed Manchester City to give Klopp’s side an unassailable
23-point lead with seven games left.

Klopp, who took over the Anfield club in the 2015-16 season, steadily improved the side and has since won the Champions League last season followed by the much-awaited league title this year.

“Big congratulations from my side, he did an amazing job,” Hasenhuettl said in a virtual news conference.

he did the last four years there is amazing. It’s kind of a role model
to every other club, what you can do if you develop and if you work on
your weaknesses and try to get better every year. It was a logical step
to become the champion now.

“It wasn’t really so surprising for me
that it will happen this season because it was clear for a long time
that they will be the champion this season. They have shown the most

Southampton, who lost 2-0 to Arsenal on Thursday,
are 14th in the standings ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford and
Hasenhuettl said Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sofiane Boufal will be
assessed after picking up injuries.

“We’ll need some fresh players
for the weekend,” the Austrian manager said. “Yesterday was intense and
we’ll be against a side fighting for their life.”

also said the club had not yet decided on Kyle Walker-Peters’ future
after Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the 23-year-old defender’s loan at the
south-coast club was extended until the end of the season.

have him on loan here, so we will give him more moments to show up,”
Hasenhuettl added. “We then have to make a decision this summer.”