Liverpool signed and unveiled their new manager Klopp the Normal One within a week after Brendan Rodgers was fired after the Merseyside derby.
Jurgen Klopp was the favourite to land the Liverpool job after the announcement about Rodgers’ departure was issued. According to online gambling news, Klopp was linked with the club ever since he left Borussia Dortmund this spring after a seven-year long spell. Now he was handed a job that he defined as one of the most exciting and at the same time the hardest in the world of football.
Klopp the Normal One – this might be his nickname after he jokingly referred to Jose Mourinho’s legendary arrival to English football in 2004. By the Normal One, he means that he is just another German guy who lives, eats and breathes football. But Klopp the Normal One was arguably the most sought-after coach in the football world until the Reds have secured his services.
Therefore this move is also big for the Premier League, not only for Liverpool. Actually he was linked with every one of the top clubs in the Premiership in recent years, and he also mentioned several times that his dream is to manage an English club. New he got his opportunity, and Klopp the Normal One aims to bring the Premier League title to Anfield in four years.
Some experts of football and gambling facts say that Klopp is the most exciting manager addition to the Premier League in twenty years. He will bring his approach, his pool of ideas about football, and his footballing philosophy, though many Liverpool fans are suspicious about the latter, after Brendan Rodgers’ failure to meet his own terms in the end.
But Klopp the Normal one is a football intellectual with an innovative approach, who plays good and attractive football with his teams. And he has a squad that, with a little bit of transfer tinkering, could be a perfect one to embrace his ideas. He could be a transforming force at Liverpool, and this could be huge in the history of the club. All he need is love and time to build a side that could enchant the people of Liverpool.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 8, 2015
Liverpool are currently tenth in the Premier League table after eight rounds. The Reds were handed online betting odds of 3.30 (23/10) to finish in top four in the Premier League by Bet365 Sportsbook. The top online betting site priced their top-six finish at 1.53 (8/15), which, after having signed Klopp, looks like a good deal for a Premier League safe bet, if you are willing to place a bigger wager.
A Liverpool League title would be the biggest surprise in sports scores news this season, and it is no surprise that Klopp the Normal One aims to deliver the Premier League trophy in four years. Liverpool is 41.00 (40/1) to win the league according to Bet365.
Raheem Sterling might exploit the Blues’ lack of full-backs in the Man City vs Chelsea game on Sunday.
The two teams expected to be involved in a title race will meet on Sunday. The most waited game of the Premier League’s second round will be the Man City vs Chelsea clash. Chelsea news were dominated by Jose Mourinho’s row with team doctor Eva Caneiro. All this secured an opportunity for the Special One to avert the attention from his workshop. Somewhere in a dark room a master plan for the Man City vs Chelsea game was being drafted.
Since Chelsea has only one natural full-back, the Blues’ defence might need some tinkering. The lack of quick, mobile defenders might forecast a big game for the hosts’ attackers like Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling. However, fans of live sports results expect Mourinho to cope with the lack of speed in his defence through organization and team effort in the Man City vs Chelsea game. Man City are 2.05 (21/20) favourites according to Bet365. Draw is available at 3.40 (12/5), while Chelsea’s success is priced at 3.50 (5/2).
The Sky Blues’ marquee signing from the summer, Raheem Sterling thinks that the Man City vs Chelsea weekend match will be vital for their campaign. Manuel Pellegrini’s team had a promising start on Monday against West Bromwich Albion. However, they will play arguably their toughest game of the season on Sunday aganist Jose Mourinho’s side.
Sterling said, “I’m hoping this one will go our way and it’s vital that it does. We’re on our own ground and with it being our first home game of the season, we want to get off on the right foot. I’ve done alright against them in the past and results-wise, I think it’s been pretty even overall so far in the matches I’ve played in. Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I’m really looking forward to playing in this match.”
The former Liverpool forward, who cost GBP 49 million, as it was all over in the sports scores news this summer, expects a close battle. Sterling doubts that any team could be able this term to wrap up the league as quickly as Chelsea did last season. He argued, “It’s going to be a really tough season. Everyone has strengthened their squads and the Premier League is always hard to second guess.”
Sterling admitted in the build-up to the Man City vs Chelsea match that he has set some targets for himself ahead of the campaign. However, he doesn’t want to make them public to avoid extra pressure. He said, “The only promise I will make is that I will try my best at all times – I will aim to create and score as many goals as I can for the team and work really hard every week.”
He added, “I’ve set myself targets for goals and assists and I know where I want to be but I don’t really want to reveal what they are because I’ll put myself under massive pressure – but I’ve got personal goals that I want to reach this season for City and hopefully I can meet them.” Sterling is 3.50 (5/2) to score anytime in the Man City vs Chelsea match at Bet365. An unlikely but fabulous Sterling brace is available at 19.00 (18/1).
Apart from the suspended Thibaut Courtois, Jose Mourinho has a full squad before the Man City vs Chelsea clash, gambling news report. However, his squad is relatively short on defenders. To cope with the lightning-quick attackers of the Sky Bluese, the Portuguese might have to shuffle his cards a bit. Having only one true full-back, he might need to deploy Kurt Zouma in that position at some stage of the match.
Mourinho is without a natural left back after Brazilian Filipe Luis returned to Atletico Madrid. Hence his first choice number three is Cesar Azpilicueta, originally a right back. On the right side of the defense plays Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb is a natural central defender, but excelled at full-back in the past. However, he might have problems against an extremely rapid forward like Sterling. Therefore experts of gambling facts suggest a possible shake-up in the Blues’ backline before the Man City vs Chelsea match.
Zouma is originally a centre-back. However Mourinho used the Frenchman at right-back and at midfield as well already. In the Community Shield, he appeared as a left-back after replacing Azpilicueta. According to a possible scenario, Mourinho might field the more agile Spaniard on the right to deal with Sterling. So that Zouma could take his place on the left in the weekend’s Man City vs Chelsea game.
Zouma commented the speculations revealing, he doesn’t have a problem with the left back position. He said, “Because I’m right-footed I have never played at left-back. It was different for me positionally so I had to learn quickly and adapt to it. It’s really not a problem because the boss needed me in that position and I have to give everything for the team. We all have to think about the team first of all so I always do that.”
He added, “They were good experiences for me because I played the games and I always want to be on the pitch enjoying myself and helping the team. I’m feeling very well. I had some opportunities to play in preseason and play in some good games. Now the Premier League has started we are just focused on the next game. We are looking forward to it.”
He concluded, “It’s a chance early in the season to show why we are champions. We want to defend our title. The season after a very good season is always hard but we have to show we are ready to try and do it.” Sergio Aguero scoring two-goals against the makeshift, but capable Blues defense in the Man City vs Chelsea clash is available with odds of 6.5 (11/2) at Bet365. A clean sheet from the visitors is priced at 4.00 (3/1).
Jose Mourinho was heavily criticized after the Portuguese manager threatened Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro with loosing her matchday job.
The controversy erupted after the Chelsea medical staff entered the field to treat Eden Hazard in the last minutes of Chelsea’s season opener against Swansea. Hazard had to leave the pitch due to the treatment. Since Thibaut Courtois was sent off earlier, Chelsea was left with eight outfield players temporarily. Mourinho argued that Hazard wasn’t injured, just needed a rest. He also mentioned that the medical staff have to understand football. The Special One planned to expel the Chelsea doctor from the bench for matches.
However, he was heavily attacked by other sport physicians. They insisted that Chelsea doctor Carneiro displayed a proper approach, since the medics were called from the pitch. The match ended 2-2. After the disappointing result gambling blogs speculated that it was nothing more than Mourinho’s frustration erupted. Maybe he also wanted to use the controversy to avoid his team’s display to be criticized. Gambling news reported that Chelsea’s odds to retain the Premier League title fell back slightly. Now they are top underdogs according to Bet365, available at 3.00 (2/1).
Major sports physicians defended Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro. Their support came after Jose Mourinho revealed that he intended to drop her from the matchday staff. Carneiro learned on Tuesday that she won’t be on the Chelsea bench at games anymore. The sanctioning came after he and team physio Jon Fearn entered the pitch to treat Eden Hazard in the last minutes of Chelsea’s weekend draw against Swansea.
Mourinho said after the final whistle, “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive. Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game.” However, there is video evidence that the referee called the Chelsea doctors after the Belgian player went down, seemingly injured.
Recognized sports physician Peter Brukner was disappointed with Mourinho’s actions, online mobile news report. He said, “I thought it was appalling behaviour by the manager. He has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on the doctor and the physio.”
He added, “They went on as they must do when they are summoned on and the player is down and, as a result, the player had to come off the ground. What do you expect the doctor to do? Just ignore the referee beckoning them on? The medical staff deserve a public apology and I’m very disappointed that the club hasn’t come out and done something to support them; they were just doing their job.”
Jose Mourinho criticized the Chelsea doctor for her actions in the title-holders’ draw against Swansea. That was followed by Eva Carneiro thanking the support of the public in a Facebook post. She wrote, “I would like to thank the general public for their overwhelming support. Really very much appreciated.”
According to Chelsea players however, this post was the real reason behind Mourinho banning the Chelsea doctor from the bench, sports scores news report. The Premier League Doctors’ Group reacted in a statement when learning about the sanctions towards Caneiro. They are concerned that results are more important in football than the players’ health.
The statement said, “The Premier League Doctor’s Group considers that removing Dr Eva Carneiro from the Chelsea team bench for their next match is unjust in the extreme. In the publicised incident in last Saturday’s game against Swansea, the Chelsea medical staff were clearly summoned on to the field of play by the match referee to attend to a player. A refusal to run onto the pitch would have breached the duty of care required of the medical team to their patient.”
It went on, “It is a huge concern that Dr Carneiro has been subjected to unprecedented media scrutiny and a change in her professional role, merely because she adhered to her code of professional conduct and did her job properly. Dr Carneiro has universal and total support from her medical colleagues at the Premier League Doctors Group. It is also of great concern that at a time when the both the Premier League and the Premier League Doctors group are intensifying efforts to safeguard player welfare, the precedent set by this incident demonstrates that the medical care of players appears to be secondary to the result of the game.”
It was speculated by many pundits, supporters and gambling blogs that City’s Chilean manager is no more than a benchwarmer until Pep Guardiola becomes available. However, Manchester City ended, or at least postponed all this with a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension. The new deal will run out at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season as opposed to his previous one which was due to expire next summer. Will the Pellegrini contract give City the distraction-free base they’ll need?
Pellegrini’s job was reportedly under threat after his team produced a poor second half in last year’s Premier League season. That run ended without a trophy, and this is always a possible motivation for change at Etihad Stadium. However, Pellegrini, who revealed this offseason, that he needed a new Lionel Messi, got Raheem Sterling to take on next year’s campaign. Man City are 1.67 (4/6) favourites at West Brom in their first league game this season on Monday night. Gambling news reported that Sterling is 2.75 (7/4) to score at Bet365.
Manchester City announced that Manuel Pellegrini signed a new, two-year contract with the club. His previous deal was due to run out at the end of the 2015-16 Premier League season. The news about the Manuel Pellegrini contract extension can come as a surprise to many, who follow sports scores.
It was speculated long that City wanted to acquire the services of ex-Barcelona and current Bayern Munich boss, Pep Guardiola. Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, who recently left Dortmund were also mentioned in the media as possible replacements for Pellegrini. Answering a question regarding that, Pellegrini said,“I am not talking about Pep Guardiola, he is a manager that every team will want to manage because he is a great manager.”
He added, “I have no problem with my relations inside the club. I know exactly how the owners think. I was used last season to the speculation. Carlo Ancelotti had a contract signed and Jurgen Klopp had also a contract. For me, the owners are happy with the way I am working. Me, I am also happy at this club. It is impossible to know about the future.”
The Pellegrini contract also covered his lieutenants, assistant manager Ruben Cousillas, goalkeeping coach Xabier Mancisidor and fitness coach Jose Cabello. His commissions have also been extended by the Sky Blues. Pellegrini commented the set of new contracts happily. He expressed, “The contract shows the club trusts in my work”.
It seems unlikely that Pep Guardiola is joining Manchester City next summer, as the club announced a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension, online mobile news report. The Chilean manager took over Man City before the 2013-14 season and took the Sky Blues to a Premier League title and a Capital One Cup victory instantly. After a trophyless second season however his future was questioned. His previous contract was to run out next summer, but he signed a new, two-year deal.
Pellegrini said, “I am proud to manage Manchester City and am therefore very pleased to have agreed this contract. I have a very good quality group of players and a great team of people to work with on and off the field and at all levels of the club. I am focused on the coming season and confident that my team and I will respond to the constant support shown to us by everyone including of course our fantastic fans.”
The Manuel Pellegrini contract extension was also commented by Manchester City’s CEO, Ferran Soriano, who previously worked with Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona. According to Soriano, the Sky Blues gave the new deal to the 61-year-old because the team improved significantly under his supervision.
Soriano said, “We are delighted to reach this agreement with Manuel Pellegrini, who has already contributed so much to the development of Manchester City in his first two years with us and we look forward to further progress in the seasons ahead. This agreement allows Manuel to focus on the challenge of guiding a team capable of both fighting for domestic titles and competing for European honours.”
Mourinho and Abramovich can work together without any problems, the Special One revealed before the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Jose Mourinho expressed that despite he was able to get along well personally with the Russian magnate between 2004 and 2007 too, they had professional disagreements. That eventually led to the Portuguese leaving Stamford Bridge in September 2007. However since Mourinho returned to London in 2013, the two enjoy a fantastic relationship. And now they are working for Chelsea’s second title in a row. The Blues are favourites to win the 2015-16 Premier League season. Bet365 offers their title defence at odds of 2.63 (13/8).
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed that any fight with club owner Roman Abramovich ended long ago. Mourinho delivered the Premier League title in both of his first two seasons at Chelsea between 2004 and 2006, as many of those, who follow live sports results might remember. However, the Portuguese left in September 2007 after Mourinho and Abramovich had a quarrel.
After he returned in 2013, he needed only two years to bring back the Premier League trophy to Stamford Bridge. He revealed that in his first spell at Chelsea he had some professional arguments with the Russian club owner. He said, “In my first period, my personal relationship [with Abramovich] was very good [but] professionally we had some interferences and a bit of a disagreement with some ideas.”
He added, “In this moment we don’t have this problem. When I left Real Madrid to come here, Mr Abramovich asked me to fight for titles. In my first season we were almost there, in my second season we did it and in my third season if you are close, you can always do it.”
Mourinho and Abramovich are having a smooth relationship, according to the world class manager, since he returned to Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2013. Jose Mourinho revealed that he was asked to fight for the title by the Russian club owner, and this is exactly what he wants to do this year, online mobile news report.
However, the Special One thinks that the rivals will pose a real threat on the Blues’ way for their second title in a row. He said, “Arsenal are a fantastic club with great players. Liverpool have amazing investment. Man City is a squad to love and a club, with two Premier Leagues in the last four or five years. And Man United with everything – the history, the players, the investment.”
Reigning champions Chelsea was defeated by FA Cup winner Arsenal 1-0 in the Community Shield last Sunday. The Blues kick off their Premier League season at the Stamford Bridge against Swansea on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to fight for his fourth Premier League title in his third year of his second spell at Stamford Bridge. To claim the trophy, it is also important that Mourinho and Abramovich are all good, as gambling news reported, despite they had some disagreements in their past.
Mourinho also goes for his second title in a row. The Stamford Bridge outfit would be the first side to retain the Premier League trophy since Manchester United in 2009. The Portuguese said that this year’s story will be similar to recent seasons. He said, “The top five are the top five, and why not a club like Tottenham to get in there?”
He added, “But in the end history plays a part and investment plays a part. Chelsea (were) four times champion in the last decade.” Mourinho also mentioned Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United as potential title contenders. He did not left out Manchester City of course, the team that will be Chelsea’s opponent in the Blues’ first away game on next Sunday, as many, who follows sports scores might know.
It looks like Steven Gerrard still considers himself as a hardcore Red, or at least he doesn’t feel that he is too much of a Galactico yet, at least his actions indicated that last weekend. Though, as his very last game comes closer and closer, some members of the team expressed that it is vital for Liverpool, to find a new leader after the department of arguably the best player in club history. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ask other potential leaders to step up, while Adam Lallana thinks that the whole team should act together, each of them taking more responsibility.
Steven Gerrard might have played his last game at Anfield, but it is obvious that he still considers himself a 100 percent Liverpool player. He is joining Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of the season, but on Saturday he refused to sign the shirt of his future team, gambling news report.
Gerrard will leave Liverpool for Los Angeles after seventeen years, to enjoy a more central role in the last years of his career. However, when a fan offered a Galaxy shirt for him to sign it while on his lap of honour at Anfield, he said, ’I’m not signing it until I’m there’.
Gerrard played more than 700 games for Liverpool and won ten trophies there. Though he failed to win the championship last year which would have crowned his career, he has a Champions League trophy from ten years ago, clearly the highlight of his curriculum vitae.
Though his playing time dropped significantly for this season and on Saturday he played his last game at Anfield for Liverpool, which was a sour one as the Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. Gerrard will play his ultimate game for Liverpool this weekend at Stoke.
Gerrard will be the second high-profile English footballer in Galaxy’s club history after David Beckham, who played in California for five years between 2007 and 2012. Los Angeles is captained by Irish international Robbie Keane, who was Gerrard’s teammate for roughly half a season at Liverpool six years ago.
Former Southampton captain Adam Lallana, who signed for Liverpool last summer, thinks every player in the Reds squad have to give more after Steven Gerrard will depart from the team to join the Los Angeles Galaxy. He also talked about his first season, which he considers as a pretty average one.
Lallana was the most expensive player Liverpool bought a year ago, as he cost 25 million pounds. Though the Reds were able to spend 117 million pounds on new acquisitions after Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona, as many who follow sports scores remember, neither of the newcomers had a brilliant season.
The 27-year-old international had injury problems, but he started last weekend and scored the opener against Crystal Palace at Anfield. However, the visitors spoiled Steven Gerrard’s last home game, and team manager Brendan Rodgers expressed after the match that Liverpool will have to find their new leaders after Gerrard’s exit.
Lallana agreed with this, doubting that a single individual effort would be enough from anyone. He said, “There shouldn’t be any responsibility on anyone to solely fill Steven’s boots. It is going to have to be a contribution from the team. If everyone gives two, three per cent extra then hopefully we can half fill that spot.”
He went on to add, “I’m 27 and I feel that responsibility. I’m a leader and I feel responsible in the group but we have a lot of leaders in the team. We have good team spirit as well. I just hope we can build on this season. There are a lot of ups and downs but plenty of positives to be had. We need to learn from it, take it into next year and definitely build on it.”