Tag: Steven Gerrard

Mike Phelan admits Hull not up to Premier League standards ahead of opening game against champions Leicester

Caretaker manager Mike Phelan has admitted that Hull’s threadbare squad is not yet in a position to compete at a Premier League standard. The Tigers have been beset by problems during a tumultuous pre-season, highlighted by Steve Bruce’s exit as manager, and are set to face champions Leicester in their opener on Saturday lunchtime with

Dinamo Zagreb v Salzburg background

Dinamo Zagreb will look to end a four-game winless run against Salzburg as the Croatian and Austrian titleholders meet in the UEFA Champions League play-offs. Previous meetings• Krunoslav Jurčić’s Dinamo lost 3-2 on aggregate to Huub Stevens’ Salzburg in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. Under Zoran Mamić, they then succumbed 4-2 away

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, August 7: Paul Pogba’s ‘secret’ arrival in Manchester, Chelsea offer makeweight duo for Lukaku

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers… Paul Pogba ‘arrived secretly’ in Manchester on Saturday and is due to complete a medical ahead of a potential £110million move to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail) Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will return to his former club Barcelona for goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen after deciding Joe Hart is

Reds want Lucas stay

Liverpool, Updated: August 02, 2016 11:42 AM[.[views].], BY ClubCall Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping to persuade holding midfielder Lucas Leiva to remain at the club and fight for his place. The Brazilian is not guaranteed first team football at Anfield and his chances of regular action appear to have diminished even further after the

Southampton sign goalkeeper McCarthy

Alex McCarthy began his professional career with Reading, where he was sent out on loan to eight clubs Southampton have signed goalkeeper Alex McCarthy from Crystal Palace on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. McCarthy, 26, played seven games for Palace last season, having joined them from Queens Park Rangers in July 2015. He

Brentford sign Leicester’s Elder

Callum Elder scored one goal in 21 appearances during a loan spell at Peterborough last season Championship side Brentford have signed Leicester City defender Callum Elder on a season-long loan deal. The 21-year-old left-back came through the Foxes’ youth set-up but is yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League champions. The Australia

Two strikers in Hull’s sights

Hull are interested in Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony and Liverpool’s Christian Benteke but deals look unlikely at this stage. The Tigers are without a manager following Steve Bruce’s resignation but the newly-promoted Premier League outfit remain active in the transfer market as they seek a new boss. According to The Times, Hull have set

Big Sam’s career in pictures

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1 defeat to Iceland, remember?