30
May

Daniel Sturridge scores a beautiful curler for England

The runner-up for the Premier League Golden Boot has proven it doesn’t matter what kit he’s wearing — Daniel Sturridge is just good at scoring goals.

In England’s friendly against Peru on Friday, the Liverpool striker took matters into his own hands feet to break the deadlock after a pretty dull start from the Three Lions. That’ll do, Daniel. That’ll do:

If Sturridge continues to have moments of brilliance like this, he will shine for England in the World Cup this summer. Though the lack of dancing was a tad disappointing. He’s probably just saving it up for Brazil.

22
May

Luis Suarez looks miserable as he’s wheeled home after surgery

In a quick, unfortunate turn of events for Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker underwent surgery Thursday to repair damage to his meniscus. With just 23 short days until Uruguay’s World Cup campaign begins, the talented forward will be cutting it close with his recovery. 

Of course, because the World Cup is a time that makes fans go a little bit extra crazy, we have these very stalker-y photos taken of Suarez being wheeled home from an ambulance after his surgery was complete.

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Images via @jmmontoro 

At least we know he’s home, safe and sound?

UPDATE: Apparently it’s not just the fans that are hunting Suarez down to get a photo. Professional photographers got in on the action too.

Image: Andres Stapff/Reuters

24
Apr

If Liverpool don’t win the league, this guy is probably to blame

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Eleven years ago, diehard Liverpool fan Uke Krasniqi vowed to not cut his hair until the Reds won the league title.

He saw his beloved club win the FA, the League Cup and even the coveted Champions League — but that’s not what he wants. He wants the Premier League trophy.

With Liverpool so close to claiming their first title since the 1989-90 season — before the Premier League era — Krasniqi has decided to set up an appointment to cut his hair.

This seems like a bit of a risky move, Uke. Liverpool still have to play Chelsea, and a win for the Blues would put them just two points behind the Reds. Liverpool may be the favorites, but this is far from over.

So if the Reds can’t manage to capture their first league title in more than two decades, the Liverpool faithful will know who to blame for jinxing the club.

(Story via Metro)

7
Apr

Daniel Sturridge treats Liverpool kids to best day at school ever

Most days, the clock ticks far too slowly for kids in school. They can’t wait for the bell to ring, signaling freedom (at least until the next day). But for one class at Anfield Junior School, the second hand could have frozen and they wouldn’t have minded one bit.

Liverpool striker and funny guy Daniel Sturridge surprised a group of young kids, and the adorableness is overwhelming.

So kids, keep in mind that next time you go to school, Daniel Sturridge might show up and teach you how to dance (but probably not).

7
Apr

Luis Suarez shows his nice-guy side

Liverpool star Luis Suarez hasn’t always had the best behavior on the pitch, but Monday he proved that even he can be charming.

According to Reddit user benjibean, his 7-year-old cousin, who has Down Syndrome, was playing in the park with a Liverpool ball when a man came over and took the ball off his cousin.

It turns out that man was indeed Luis Suarez.

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Suarez then kicked around with the boy, even letting the youngster nutmeg him. Not many people get to say they’ve nutmegged a footballing super star!

Not only will the child have this wonderful memory, it is immortalized in a truly precious photo. Whatever your opinion of Suarez may be, it’s hard not to smile looking at it.

(Photo and story via benjibean)

25
Feb

Valdes wants Premier League move

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes’ contract runs out of the end of this season and the Spain international is looking for a move elsewhere. According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Manchester City and Liverpool have been put on red alert after Valdes revealed he hopes for a transfer to a Premier League side. 

Valdes is regarded as one of Barcelona’s greatest ever keepers, having won 19 trophies, including three Champions League titles and five La Liga titles.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

1
Feb

Spurs to revive interest in winger

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Wow, that was hectic! So another January transfer window comes to an end, but no need to worry, only another 364 days to go until the next one. £126 million ($207 million) was spent over January, breaking last year’s record of £120 million. Amazingly, a lot of the top Premier League clubs refrained from breaking the bank over the first month of the new year.

Liverpool missed out on one of their top targets on deadline day. A deal for Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka fell through at the last minute after Dnipro’s president refused to sign the paperwork. Saturday’s newspapers report that Tottenham will look to hijack interest from the Reds when the window reopens in the summer.

For this rumor and the rest of Saturday’s transfer gossip, click here.

18
Jan

Liverpool consider Candreva bid

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Liverpool are set to mould Steven Gerrard into a deep-lying midfielder and could be on the lookout for a more forward thinking player during the transfer window. According to Saturday’s newspapers Liverpool are looking at Lazio’s Italian international midfielder Antonio Candreva.

For this rumor and the rest of Saturday’s transfer gossip, click here.

8
Jan

Chelsea consider Alonso raid

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed over the last week that the door is open if Juan Mata and Michael Essien want to leave the club. The pair seem discontent at a bit-part this season and may leave in the next six months.

In Wednesday’s newspapers a possible replacement has been mentioned. Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso - who has already played in the Premier League with Liverpool - is interesting the Blues. The Spaniard is a free transfer in the summer and may be available on the cheap in the current transfer window.

For this rumor and the rest of Wednesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

6
Jan

Liverpool, Tottenham after Lille forward

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Lille forward Solomon Kalou is reportedly growing tired of life in France and is eyeing up a move to a Premier League giant. Lille currently sit third in Ligue 1, only four points off top side Paris Saint-Germain. Lille have a real chance of winning the title, but Kalou may decide he wants to have another crack at the Premier League.

In Monday’s newspapers, Liverpool and Tottenham are eyeing up the Ivorian who left Stamford Bridge in July 2012. 

For this rumor and the rest of today’s transfer gossip, click here.