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Virgil van Dijk “totally deserves” to claim the Ballon d’Or, says Liverpool team-mate Adrian, with the Dutch defender considered to be “spectacular” and on a par with other iconic figures such as Sergio Ramos.

Liverpool’s Adrian backs team-mate Virgil van Dijk for Ballon d’Or

Virgil van Dijk “totally deserves” to claim the Ballon d’Or, says Liverpool team-mate Adrian, with the Dutch defender considered to be “spectacular” and on a par with other iconic figures such as Sergio Ramos.
There is no cause for panic at Chelsea just yet, says Ashley Cole, but there are issues for new boss Frank Lampard to address.

Ashley Cole: No need for Chelsea to panic yet

There is no cause for panic at Chelsea just yet, says Ashley Cole, but there are issues for new boss Frank Lampard to address.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian's howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.

Adrian backed by Georginio Wijnaldum to learn from Liverpool error

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has no concerns over back-up goalkeeper Adrian despite his error against Southampton, with it pointed out that even Alisson has made mistakes.
Philippe Coutinho’s season-long loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich has been confirmed by the La Liga champions.

Barcelona confirm Philippe Coutinho’s move to Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho’s season-long loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich has been confirmed by the La Liga champions.

Benfica confirm Tyronne Ebuehi out of Super Eagles friendly against Ukraine with injury

Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica have confirmed defender Tyronne Ebuehi out of Nigeria’s September 10 international friendly against Ukraine at the 31,000-capacity Dnipro Arena in Kyiv, Ukraine, following a muscle injury copped by the former ADO Den Haag of Holland righ back last week in training.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian's howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.

Jurgen Klopp backs Adrian after Southampton howler

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp joked that Adrian's howler on Saturday against Southampton was a rite of passage for shotstoppers with the Anfield club.
Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard eyes first Chelsea win in home debut

Frank Lampard admits his first match as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge will be a proud occasion, but only a win against Leicester will make Sunday’s homecoming a truly memorable occasion.
Eden Hazard

Emmanuel Petit: Chelsea players thinking about Eden Hazard exit

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard already finds himself in must-win territory, says Emmanuel Petit, with a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United suggesting that some players are still “thinking about what a big loss Eden Hazard is”.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has vowed to come back stronger after suffering an injury in the club’s Premier League opener against Norwich.

Alisson Becker’s absence raises concern for Liverpool defence

Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Adrian enjoyed a memorable full debut in winning the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul, but Southampton will hope his penalty shootout heroics against Chelsea simply masked a broader problem ahead of Saturday’s clash at St Mary’s.
Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Adrian could be a doubt for Liverpool's clash with Southampton on Sunday after suffering an injury at the hands of a supporter after the UEFA Super Cup final.

Liverpool face goalkeeping crisis after fan injures Adrian in Super Cup celebrations

Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Adrian could be a doubt for Liverpool's clash with Southampton on Sunday after suffering an injury at the hands of a supporter after the UEFA Super Cup final.
Chelsea youngsters including Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are not ready to playing a starring role in Frank Lampard's starting XI, according to ex-Blues forward Tony Cascarino.

Tony Cascarino: Tammy Abraham and Chelsea youngsters not ready for biggest tests yet

Chelsea youngsters including Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are "not ready" to playing a starring role in Frank Lampard's starting XI, according to ex-Blues forward Tony Cascarino.
Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham vows to keep taking penalties despite racist abuse

Tammy Abraham has vowed to keep taking penalties for Chelsea – despite being targeted by vile racist abuse after his miss against Liverpool .
Manuel Pellegrini is happy to see Adrian making an immediate impact at Liverpool but would have liked to have kept the goalkeeper at West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini wanted to keep Liverpool hero Adrian at West Ham

Manuel Pellegrini is happy to see Adrian making an immediate impact at Liverpool but would have liked to have kept the goalkeeper at West Ham.
Sadio Mane feels he is just a lucky boy and that Roberto Firmino deserves the credit for Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup triumph, although it was the Senegal star who struck twice.

Sadio Mane credits Roberto Firmino for UEFA Super Cup double

Sadio Mane feels he is just "a lucky boy" and that Roberto Firmino deserves the credit for Liverpool's UEFA Super Cup triumph, although it was the Senegal star who struck twice.
Frank Lampard has labelled himself the worst loser in the world after watching Chelsea lose to Liverpool on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup.

Frank Lampard: I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp

“You know Liverpool have got to where they have got, and I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp,” Coach Frank Lampard has said.
Adrian took great satisfaction from helping to secure another piece of silverware for Liverpool after settling the UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout with Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp lauds ‘incredible’ Adrian’s flying start to Liverpool career

The Spaniard, only in the side because of an injury to number one goalkeeper Allison Becker, saved Tammy Abraham’s penalty to give Liverpool a 5-4 shootout win against Chelsea after the showdown between Champions League and Europa League winners had finished 2-2 in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Liverpool will earn €4.5 million (£4.2 million) in prize money following their victory over Chelsea in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup.

Liverpool pocket €4.5 million for Super Cup win

Liverpool will earn €4.5 million (£4.2 million) in prize money following their victory over Chelsea in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup.
Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah doubts Pep Guardiola’s claim Premier League is most important

Mohamed Salah has responded to Pep Guardiola's claims that winning the Premier League is most important each season, instead claiming that the Champions League is the trophy everyone wants to win.

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