As Romelu Lukaku’s potential world-record transfer to Manchester United was announced earlier in the week, this is another example of how extreme Premier League spending has become. Manchester United believe the price tag for Lukaku is justified as the striker has a verified track record in the Premier League, having spent most of his career 

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While Liverpool have added two new players to their squad so far this summer, there is a growing sense of concern at the clubs inability to land a genuine big name. Securing the services of former Chelsea wide-man Mohamed Salah (for £39.1 million) and England U-21 star Dominic Solanke on a free transfer has done 

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Mention a former Chelsea winger signing for Liverpool and there would have been understandable trepidation on Merseyside in the past. Even setting aside the fierce rivalry between the two clubs, memories of Joe Cole trying his utmost but never quite making the grade are quickly followed by bitter flashbacks to Fernando Torres suffering the same 

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For the big six in English football, finishing top four in the Premier League is the same as surviving relegation. Without Champions League football, clubs suddenly panic, as there is the likelihood of having to sell off their stars, falling behind in the transfer window, and losing out on financial resources. This past season, Chelsea, 

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The transfer merry-go-round has been unrelenting for Liverpool fans so far this summer. And the fact we’re saying ‘so far’ when it’s only mid-June sums it all up. The red half of Merseyside have barely begun celebrating their top-four finish yet they’ve been inundated with reports and rumours. Some, incredibly, already seem to have fallen 

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There’s plenty of transfer talk to excite Liverpool fans this transfer window. If it’s not Mohamed Salah, it’s Gelson Martins providing the supporting act to this summer’s big drama: the Virgil van Dijk saga. The Reds, meanwhile, have already recruited Dominic Solanke – impressing at the Under-20 World Cup recently – and are clearly keen 

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Crystal Palace Summary Staying in the Premier League should be Palace’s number one priority every season but it’s been disappointing at how bad they have struggled. A team boasting Zaha, Benteke, Townsend and Cabaye should be pushing up but their defence has let them down so they were rightly in a dog fight. Big Sam 

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Despite securing a top-four spot this season, it was always understood that recruitment at Liverpool wouldn’t be easy this summer. The club simply doesn’t have the wealth to compete with Manchester City and Manchester United in the transfer market and in order to succeed will have to target a different avenue of the market in 

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The 2016/17 Premier League season has come to a close and what a season it’s been; Chelsea were crowned winners for the fifth time and Sunderland’s decade in the Premier League came to an end after scraping relegation four years in a row. Not to mention the roaring goals, the nail biting battle for Champion’s 

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As expectant Liverpool fans scoured the internet for transfer rumours on Tuesday afternoon, they were in for a surprise or two. Indeed, with optimists perhaps hoping for the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Virgil van Dijk or – that old chestnut – Marco Reus to be unveiled as Jurgen Klopp’s new star signing, they were instead 

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After Chelsea wrapped up their second title in three years and Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City’s relegations were confirmed with games to spare, all the drama will be surrounding Champions League qualification on the final day of the season. Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal will fight it out to the end to decide who will 

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As the season is coming to an end on this Sunday, three teams are still chasing the two top-four spots; Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal – three giants who all set the Champions League qualification as minimum expectations at the start of the season. The stake is enormous – the global prestige and extra spending 

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If the age-old adage ‘patience pays’ can be used with reference to a football player  then that would perfectly describe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Borussia Dortmund forward or winger. The French-born Gabonese endured a lot of ‘footballing pain’ to be where he is right now. Christened after his father, Aubameyang has risen through the football ranks to 

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West Ham memorably upset Spurs at the London Stadium last weekend with a narrow 1-0 victory. Slaven Bilic’s side have been defensively disciplined in recent weeks and finding a way past them looks far from a straightforward task for Jurgen Klopp’s men on Sunday. The Hammers held firm in East London, effectively ending Mauricio Pochettino’s 

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When someone mentions the Brazilian talent on show at Anfield, thoughts immediately turn to Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino. Unstoppable at their best, the creative duo have largely mesmerised this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s eye-catching Liverpool side far from the same team without them. Coutinho provides the skill to change any game, having scored 11 

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It will come as no surprise that this will be Daniel Sturridge’s final campaign at Anfield with the English striker set to be sold in the summer transfer window. The Manchester City academy graduate arrived from Chelsea in the winter of 2013 at the behest of Brendan Rodgers with the club at that time still 

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Manchester United capped off what has been a brisk and busy eight days with an assured 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday. Having already played two incredibly demanding encounters against Chelsea and Anderlecht in the same week, Jose Mourinho took a tentative approach in his team selection: making eight changes to the team that featured 

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It took the inspiration of Roberto Firmino for Liverpool to secure all three points in an end-to-end encounter at the Hawthorns on Sunday. The victory over West Bromwich Albion took the Reds to third on the Premier League log with 66 points, nine behind leaders Chelsea. The deceptive nature of the Premier League table however 

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TalkSport understand from Spanish sources that Liverpool had a shock £42 million bid for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio rejected. The 21 year-old has impressed this season, having returned from a year-long loan spell at Espanyol a more mature and exciting player. However, he has failed to establish himself as a regular in the first 

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Leicester City gave a valiant performance on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough to dispose of Simeone’s men, losing 2-1 on aggregate. This marks another year in which English teams have struggled to pose a serious threat to the bigger clubs of Europe. Man City and Arsenal both failed to reach the quarterfinals, with Monaco 

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