Liverpool whittled down their magic number to 39 with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night. Thirty-nine more points and they’ll be champions of England for the 19th time. These 39 steps lead up a cliff, rather than down it.
Douglas Adams famously wrote in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that "The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42." For Liverpool, after their 1-0 win over Wolves at Anfield on Sunday, that’s exactly right.
So here we have it, after sweeping all before them in 2019, conquering Europe and coming so close to domestic glory, Liverpool now have the chance to end 2019 with a bang.
Liverpool wrapped up a busy week of football with as comfortable a victory as you will ever see away from home. The Reds beat Bournemouth 3-0 to continue their remarkable run of form against Eddie Howe’s side.
Troubled Manchester United plays their sworn arch-rivals, Liverpool, at Old Trafford on matchday 9. The Solskjaer camp will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat at Newcastle a fortnight ago. Jurgen Klopp’s men, on the other hand, have had a perfect start to this campaign, collecting 24 points out of a possible 24 from their opening eight games. The odds are stuck against Ole and his men.
Liverpool won their first away game of the 2019/20 Premier League season by beating Southampton 2-1 at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have their differences, but they also have quite a bit in common too. They both play in Spain, they both take part in El Clasico and they have both won the Champions League on multiple occasions. And now the two dominant forces of Spanish football have another thing in common: they both have an expensive attack they don’t want anymore. Both Gareth Bale and Phillipe Coutinho, who formerly played for Spurs and Liverpool respectively, are both seemingly out of the frame at their current clubs. So have the clubs got value for money for their players, and what will they have to do to avoid continuing paying for the costly stars?
Arsenal made their first signing of the summer, on July 2nd 2019. It was the long awaited announcement of 18 year old Brazilian wonderkid, Gabriel Martinelli.
The summer transfer window is like fine wine, it gets better with time, but also too much consumption early doors can make you feel a bit dizzy. Well, thankfully this year almost every club in England’s top flight has taken a teetotal approach to signing players this summer. But which clubs have snuck a sneaky shandy? And which ones are preparing to get completely bladdered in the next few weeks? I’ll fill you in with what’s happened so far and what could yet still happen.
The Premier League is arguably the biggest and best Europe has to offer, this allows for massive pay-outs, even for the teams that are floating above the relegation zone.
On the 22nd of February 2019, FIFA announced that Chelsea will be sanctioned for the next two transfer windows. The club was found to have breached article 19 and article 18bis—both of these articles relate to the transferring and signing of players under the age of 18. Chelsea then went to FIFA to appeal for the ban to be overturned.
According to reports from The Times, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a respectful £250 million to spend on signings in the summer.