Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t ready for central role says Klopp

  • Liverpool signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for £35m in January
  • Key reason behind the midfielder’s move was a desire to play in a central role
  • But Jurgen Klopp says Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t ready for that position for now

Jurgen Klopp has told Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain not to expect to play in his preferred central midfield role for Liverpool any time soon.

Oxlade-Chamberlain swapped Arsenal for Anfield in a £35million move this summer with his desire to play centrally a notable motivating factor. read more

New NBA season, same old story: Western Conference Place to outclass East once  More

When the NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday, a recurring storyline will be at play: the continuing dominance of the league’s Westernnbsp;Conference.

The competitive imbalance between the East and West has been a characteristic of this league since Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls in 1998. In the 19 seasons because, Eastern Conference teams have won the championship only sixnbsp;occasions. read more

Jose Mourinho PSG comments lacked subtlety and class

  • Jose Mourinho made clear this week he would not retire at Manchester United 
  • The Portuguese underlined a desire to take up other projects and praised PSG 
  • Mourinho does things with ulterior motives and it was likely for a new contract
  • Sir Alex Ferguson operated with a higher degree of class in such circumstances 

When news arrived that Jose Mourinho had been making eyes at PSG and declaring that his presence at Old Trafford will be temporary, I remembered a chance encounter with the executive who once turned down Mourinho’s application for the Barcelona job.  read more

Mourinho should not be blamed… Klopp settled for a draw

  • How many seriously expected Manchester United to open up at Anfield?
  • Jose Mourinho isn’t a manager who gets involved in high-scoring contests
  • It must be said that Manchester City are a joy to watch in their current form 
  • Wilfried Zaha is just the man who can get Crystal Palace out of trouble 

Did anyone seriously expect Jose Mourinho to go to Anfield and open up? Mourinho is one of the Premier League‘s greatest managers but rarely do you see him involved in thrilling, high-scoring encounters.  read more

Championship round-up: Sheffield United level with Cardiff

  • Chris Basham headed home the only goal of the game as Sheffield United won 
  • Sammy Ameobi was on the scoresheet as Bolton picked up their first win  
  • Nelson Oliviera rescued a late point for Norwich at home to Hull City 

Chris Basham scored the only goal as Sheffield United moved level on points with Cardiff at the top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Basham struck early in the second half in a 1-0 win against Ipswich that left the Blades just one goal off first place. read more