Madrid 2019: Pochettino’s big moment has arrived

For five years, Mauricio Pochettino has endured austerity and transfer window disappointments while navigating the toughest league in the world and yet, the Argentine has managed to take his squad to the Champions League final in Madrid. See also: Madrid 2019: Liverpool absolute favorites to win UCL In this case “his” squad holds sway more than any other manager’s as Poch has meticulously developed most of … Continue reading Madrid 2019: Pochettino’s big moment has arrived

Madrid 2019: Liverpool absolute favorites to win UCL

Now that Arsenal have been obliterated by Chelsea in the Europa League, we turn ourselves towards the biggest game of the season, the Champions League final! Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium hosts the final this year, which pits last year’s unlucky finalists Liverpool FC against first timers Tottenham Spurs. See also: Kiev 2018: Zidane vs. Klopp Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is no stranger to Champions League … Continue reading Madrid 2019: Liverpool absolute favorites to win UCL

Manchester City are Champions!

Manchester City are setting new standards in terms of the number of points required to win the Premier League. They did it with 100 points last season and now they have won a second consecutive title under Pep Guardiola with a whopping 98 points. Kudos to Liverpool FC, who took the title challenge right to the last game week and who were unfortunate to end … Continue reading Manchester City are Champions!

EPL teams show strength in Europe

This year’s Champions League and Europa League finalists are all from the English Premier League. Liverpool and Spurs both came back from three goals down in the UCL semi-finals to book a place in the final in Madrid. Arsenal brushed aside Valencia 7-3 on aggregate as Emery showed his experience in the competition. Chelsea toiled to beat a very good Frankfurt side – surely the … Continue reading EPL teams show strength in Europe

Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Eredivisie 1 English Premier League 0

Ajax have been handed a boost ahead of their semi-final clash against Spurs. The Eredivisie has postponed a whole round of fixtures to accommodate the Dutch team’s success in Europe. See also: Raheem Sterling: Man of the Hour While the English FA has been indifferent to the schedule in England putting their teams at a disadvantage in Europe, their Dutch counterparts are supporting Ajax as much … Continue reading Eredivisie 1 English Premier League 0

Mo Salah calls out mistreatment of women

Mohamed Salah was named one of Time’s top 100 most influential people in the World this week. The”Egyptian King” was nominated by British comedian John Oliver, a long time Liverpool fan, and commendably chose to express his thoughts about the mistreatment of women in the Muslim world. “We need to change the way we treat the woman in our culture. I support the woman more … Continue reading Mo Salah calls out mistreatment of women