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The players who could replace Georginio Wijnaldum at Liverpool

With Georginio Wijnaldum's Liverpool future uncertain, here is a list of midfielders who could replace him at Anfield.


Aubameyang double gives Arsenal win over Newcastle

Aubameyang double gives Arsenal win over Newcastle


Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd: Player Ratings as defenders stand out but strikers struggle at Anfield

LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED: Neither side could find the breakthrough in their goalless draw at Anfield, in a result that will further emboldened Manchester City's title challenge.


Mohamed Salah hints he is happy to stay at Liverpool

Mohamed Salah has said he would be happy to stay at Liverpool but says his future depends on the club, having previously flirted with Real Madrid & Barcelona.


Match Preview: Everything you need to know about Sunderland v Plymouth Argyle!

Want to find out everything from kick-off time to the form guide and match odds ahead of our clash with Plymouth Argyle at the Stadium of Light? Look no further than our extensive match preview...


Gary Neville claims 3 Liverpool players are 'not good enough' for Jurgen Klopp's side

Gary Neville warns Jurgen Klopp that Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino are not good enough to play for Liverpool.


Who will be the next Premier League manager to be sacked?

Predicting the next Premier League manager to be sacked, including Frank Lampard, Steve Bruce, Sam Allardyce, Chris Wilder, Nuno Espirito Santo & Sean Dyche.


Hamilton v Motherwell: Lanarkshire rivals assessed ahead of crunch derby clash

A closer look at the two sides ahead of a mouthwatering clash to kick-off 2021


Elvedi header gives Gladbach 1-0 win against Bremen

Elvedi header gives Gladbach 1-0 win against Bremen


Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims

Last-gasp David strike earns Lille 2-1 win against Reims


Sorenstam opens up about accepting Medal of Freedom from Trump

Sorenstam opens up about accepting Medal of Freedom from Trump


Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: Player ratings as Aubameyang masterclass dismisses dreary Magpies

Arsenal ran riot against Newcastle as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged a brace.


Barca's Messi sees red as Bilbao claim Super Cup glory

Barca's Messi sees red as Bilbao claim Super Cup glory


Robbie Neilson's 7 vital Hearts challenges as third force Premiership ambitions dominate winter window thinking

The Jambos hold a five-point lead in the Championship despite a second league defeat in 10 games but there's work to do if they want to become a force to be reckoned with next season.


Faf de Klerk: South Africa is the dream but I'll play anywhere to save Lions series

“Cancellation would be truly devastating. The Lions is a once in a lifetime opportunity"


Ibrahimovic scores twice as leaders Milan ease past Cagliari

Ibrahimovic scores twice as leaders Milan ease past Cagliari


Newspaper commemorating Philadelphia Union Supporters’ Shield win available for limited time

Four-page broadsheet celebrates the Union’s first trophy


Celtic and Rangers players unite in touching tribute to victims of the Ibrox disaster

Both sides of the Old Firm fell silent ahead of their crunch Premiership tie on the 50th anniversary of the stadium tragedy.


Jaded Liverpool lack guile to open up solid United

Jaded Liverpool lack guile to open up solid United


Oh, Hull! Another SOL stalemate for Sunderland

A draw at home to Hull left Lee Johnson waiting for his first home victory in three attempts – and the performance only served to illustrate the issues facing the new head coach.


AC Milan confirm signing of Mario Mandzukic on one-year deal

A year on from leaving Serie A side Juventus, Mario Mandzukic has returned to Italy as he signs a one-year deal with Milan, with an option of a further year


Celtic and Rangers' 6 box-office transfer options as forgotten stars search for redemption

Even the most of detailed signing plans can change when a big-name option becomes available.


Finlay’s Report: Relive all of the action from Sunderland’s impressive win at Wimbledon

“Could this be the turning point in Sunderland’s 2020/2021 season?” asks Roker Report’s Junior Reporter Finlay Anderson.


Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and pathway to England gives Hamilton kids hope, says Aaron Martin as he hails Scottish Premiership standard

The Accies defender raves about the standard of Scottish football and believes players can follow van Dijk pathway to top


Leicester City to Face Brentford in Fourth Round of FA Cup

Get your Oprah gifs ready for this one.


Schalke close on unwanted record, Atletico defend Liga lead - what to watch in Europe this weekend

Struggling German giants Schalke have to win to avoid equalling an unwanted record, while a chastened Atletico Madrid return to their La Liga title quest and there are big games at the top of the table in Italy and Holland. However, in La Liga they are two points clear at the top from Real Madrid, and have two games in hand.


Tactical Analysis: Solskjaer needs to be bolder against Big Six rivals

Solskjaer uses the same set up against another Big Six opponent, and gets the same result


How should Aston Villa line up against Manchester City?

Can the current manager of the month beat the odds and lead Villa to victory at the Etihad?


Messi sees red, 'fearful' Juventus, PSG back top: Talking points from around Europe

Frustration got the better of Lionel Messi as he saw red in the Spanish Super Cup final, while Inter dealt a major blow to Juventus's Serie A title hopes but Paris Saint-Germain are back on top in France. AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from across the continent: - Messi's first red card for Barca - Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in 753 appearances for Barcelona at the end of his side's 3-2 extra-time defeat by...


8 next Motherwell manager candidates as Steelmen search for quick-fire Stephen Robinson replacement

The Steelmen are an ambitious club who haven't been shy to try new things on and off the pitch and get the chance to do so again.


Borussia Dortmund chief executive says Erling Haaland needs to replicate Robert Lewandowski

Erling Haaland has been strongly linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund, though Hans-Joachim Watzke has told the forward he needs to stay at the club


Inter make Serie A title statement as Barella downs Juventus

Inter make Serie A title statement as Barella downs Juventus


Amad Diallo has already identified reference point in Man Utd first team

The 18-year-old officially joined from Atalanta in the January transfer window after Manchester United struck a deal for the winger last summer


Neil Lennon returns to Celtic day job as isolating stars get back to work at Lennoxtown

A host of big names returned to training as they look to keep the Hoops feint title hopes alive against Livingston.


Inter closing in on Rodrigo de Paul signing but need to shift Christian Eriksen

A deal which will see Rodrigo de Paul move to Inter this summer is thought to be nearing completion, though the move could yet be fast-tracked


Jamie Gillan hoping for minimal Cleveland Browns role as last Brit standing in NFL play-offs

Cleveland Browns have been the story of the NFL play-offs so far - and Scottish punter Jamie Gillan hopes they can pull off another upset against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend


Athletic's band of brothers trumps Barca stardust

Athletic's band of brothers trumps Barca stardust


Real Madrid agree to sign David Alaba on free transfer

Real Madrid have agreed to sign Bayern Munich's David Alaba on a free transfer once his contract expires.


Starting XI: Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Port Vale this evening?

Who do you reckon will make the starting 11 when Sunderland look to progress in the Papa John’s Trophy tonight?


Boca beat Banfield in shootout to win inaugural Maradona Cup

Boca beat Banfield in shootout to win inaugural Maradona Cup


Man City underline title credentials with thumping victory over Crystal Palace

A brace from John Stones and superb strikes from Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling saw City romp to a superb 4-0 win


Superb Antonio gives West Ham 2-1 win over West Brom

Superb Antonio gives West Ham 2-1 win over West Brom


Wayne Rooney's 10 defining matches: Best and worst moments as Man Utd and England legend retires

Rooney earned 120 caps for England, scoring 53 goals, and won five Premier League titles with Manchester United, plus the Champions League in 2008


Erling Haaland is great, but Chelsea's squad is already too top heavy

Chelsea should not pursue Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and instead invest that money in the defence and midfield.


Reader’s Corner: In defence of George Dobson

Welcome to Reader’s Corner, where we invite YOU, the good folk who skim these pages, to offer your own articles up for our website. Today, RR reader Jack Dodds explains why he believes George Dobson’s getting the rough end of the stick – and that if the midfielder leaves Sunderland it won’t be the last we see of him.


Scottish Cup draw: Motherwell handed away tie as Hamilton host familiar foes

Airdrie and Clyde were also in the hat for the third round draw


Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle: 5 talking points as Gunners ease into top half of the table

Second half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and then Aubameyang again saw the Gunners ease past the Magpies to win for the fourth time in five league games


5 bold Celtic transfer moves that could provide January spark to reignite 10 In A Row challenge

Neil Lennon is in a difficult spot but if he takes decisive action there is no reason why Celtic can't hit the ground running once again in the New Year.


Liverpool transfer decision complicated by Virgil van Dijk return and Premier League rules

Liverpool supporters have been desperate to see their club add a new face at the back in the January window, but adding a new player to the squad isn't a simple equation


Brian Rice hopes Premiership season can finish as clubs are warned about celebrating

The Accies manger discusses finishing the season, celebrations and having sympathy for lower leagues