Liverpool has snapped a three derby losing streak to Manchester United, with strong performances from Dirk Kuyt, Luis Su
Liverpool has snapped a three derby losing streak to Manchester United, with strong performances from Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suárez and Raúl Meireles leading the Reds to a 3-1 victory over their rivals. On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about the Red Devils disappointing performance, what it means for the title race, and what the derby victory tells us about the state of Liverpool football.
We also talk about the rest of the weekend results, a difficult weekend for the league’s officials, the increasingly tight relegation battle, as well as mid-week action, where we have two Premier League fixtures along with the second leg of Champions League Round of 16 action – Arsenal at Barcelona, and Spurs home to Milan.
That along with your feedback and questions on this, the weekend review edition of the EPL Talk podcast.
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After a brief courtship that began after the resignation of Dick Advocaat, Sam Allardyce, unemployed after leaving West Ham United at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League season, has been hired as the new manager of Sunderland. The former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn boss has joined the club on […]
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]
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Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls as well as the latest updates on the soccer headlines. UPDATE: Alright, so here's the deal. @SoccerMorning won't be live today, but I am recording. Going to take blind calls, @bestsoccershow style. — Jason Davis (@davisjsn) October 8, 2015 You can listen to Soccer […]
New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp charmed a huge group of assembled media with an entertaining 26-minute press conference. Here are some of the highlights: On cutting short his year-long sabbatical. "I'm back in the race and it's the biggest honor I can imagine. It is the perfect next step for […]
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FIFA’s financial reports, reviewed by AFP on Wednesday, raised questions about claims from Michel Platini that a payment he received from the organization was delayed for nearly a decade due to financial constraints. Platini has been questioned by Swiss prosecutors in connection with a two-million Swiss francs ($2 million, 1.8 […]
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas can break a 40-year old club record for the longest streak without conceding a goal if the Costa Rica international maintains his current form against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. Currently, Real Madrid are the only La Liga side not to have conceded a goal this season, […]
Let’s deal in cold, hard facts first. After eight games played, FC United of Manchester sit 10th in the table on eleven points. The purveyors of punk football have won three, drawn two and lost three. It’s a solid if unspectacular start to life in the Vanarama National League North. […]
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Under-pressure Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is confident a single win would turn around a season which is threatening to spiral out of control. The 54-year-old saw his fledgling reign at St James' Park suffer another body blow on Wednesday when Sky Bet Championship Sheffield Wednesday dumped the Magpies out […]
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Swansea stunned Manchester United for the third consecutive time with another comeback win at the Liberty Stadium. Juan Mata's close-range strike just after half-time put United ahead, but Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis gave Swansea a 2-1 victory which moved them above the Red Devils and into the top four […]
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