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Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann hopes to pull off shock against Liverpool

Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann insists his side can shock Liverpool in their Champions League play-off first leg but will need a top performance to achieve it. The 30-year-old has been something of a revelation in Germany, guiding the club to the brink of their first appearance in the Champions League after finishin… Premier League Football News

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Southampton sign former West Brom goalkeeper Jack Rose after trial

Southampton have handed goalkeeper Jack Rose a one-year contract at St Mary’s after he impressed during a trial at the club. The 22-year-old former West Brom stopper has previously played on loan for Accrington and Crawley. Rose will now work alongside England international Fraser Forster, as well as Alex McCar… Premier League Football News

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VAR continuing to make progress

With several domestic campaigns beginning this month, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is being used in more of these competitions to help officials make important decisions in matches. VAR was first implemented at last year’s FIFA Club World Cup before being used at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017. Over 70 matches ...

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Southampton announce partnership with Gao family

Southampton have announced a partnership with Jisheng Gao and his family. The Chinese businessman has been in negotiations with the south-coast club for some time and will now be part of the set-up at the Premier League outfit moving forward. Saints owner Katharina Liebherr confirmed the deal had been completed in a… Premier League Football News

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Sean Dyche backs Steven Defour to shine for Burnley after full pre-season

Sean Dyche feels Burnley’s Belgian playmaker Steven Defour is fitter and more equipped for life in the Premier League after a full pre-season with the club. Twelve months ago the Clarets seemed to have pulled off a significant coup when they signed Defour, who was once admired by Manchester United, from Anderlecht upon … Premier League Football News

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Newcastle close in on Stoke striker Joselu

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is edging closer to a deal for Stoke striker Joselu. Press Association Sport understands the player is discussing terms with the Magpies with a view to completing a £5million switch to St James’ Park. Newcastle have been targeting the 27-year-old Spaniard, as well as Arsenal’s Lucas Pe… Premier League Football News

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Everything you need to know about voting

After fans played a role in deciding the winners of the men’s and women’s player and coach awards at the inaugural The Best FIFA Football Awards™, it is almost time for the process to begin once more. The vote opens to the public on Monday 21 August, and we have put together this handy checklist to not only help make ...

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Mauricio Pochettino will give Spurs youngsters a chance, says Dele Alli

Dele Alli has told Tottenham’s young guns that Mauricio Pochettino will give them their chance if they put in the hard work. At 21, Alli is already a seasoned first-team regular and saw 20-year-old full-back Kyle Walker-Peters make an impressive Premier League debut in Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Newcastle. The Academ… Premier League Football News

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Romelu Lukaku makes instant impact at Old Trafford as Man United thrash West Ham

Romelu Lukaku hit the ground running with two goals as Manchester United made a flying start to their Premier League campaign by thrashing West Ham. United’s £75million record signing struck in each half at Old Trafford to set United on the way to a convincing 4-0 win which was wrapped up in the latter stages by Anthony … Premier League ...

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Mauricio Pochettino praises Dele Alli for keeping his cool

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino praised Dele Alli for keeping his head when Jonjo Shelvey did not as Newcastle’s return to Premier League turned sour. Magpies captain Shelvey was sent off for standing on Alli’s ankle four minutes into the second half with the score at 0-0, handing Spurs the chance to step up a gear a… Premier League Football News

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