Month: January 2021

1:22 PM ET Mohamed Salah broke his six-game Premier League scoreless streak on Sunday as Liverpool beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium. Salah scored the first two to put Liverpool in control. Georginio Wijnaldum added a third on 84 minutes before Craig Dawson grabbed a consolation goal for West Ham two minutes later.
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3:34 PM ET Liverpool have eased their defensive problems by agreeing a £2 million deal for Preston North End defender Ben Davies, sources have told ESPN. Davies, 25, will undergo a medical in Liverpool on Monday before completing the transfer, which also includes Anfield youngster Sepp van den Berg, 19, moving to the EFL Championship
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6:38 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Lionel Messi and Barcelona will take legal action against Spanish newspaper El Mundo after it released the leaked details of the forward’s record-breaking contract on Sunday. El Mundo published documents relating to Messi’s four-year deal, signed in 2017, and gave an intricate breakdown of the €555 million he
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5:30 PM ET Aramide Oladipo Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has warned that Manchester City could “run away” with the Premier League title this season. Pep Guardiola’s side sit at the top of the table after winning 10 out of their previous 12 league matches. – Olley: Liverpool’s front three are back– Stream ESPN FC Daily
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8:47 PM ET An offer from an English Championship club to take United States defender Aaron Long on loan has been turned down by the New York Red Bulls, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. The offer involved taking on all of Long’s salary and included an option to buy in the
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10:09 PM ET Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford said the racial abuse he received online after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Arsenal was “humanity and social media at its worst.” The 23-year-old England international said he refused to take screenshots of the multiple messages he received as it would be irresponsible to do so. “Humanity and
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9:57 AM ET Liverpool are facing a Champions League headache after the German government banned all flights from the U.K. until Feb. 17 to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Germany. The Premier League champions are set to face RB Leipzig in Germany on Feb. 16 but may now need to find an alternative solution.
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8:11 PM ET Alex Kirkland Spanish newspaper El Mundo claims it has obtained a copy of Lionel Messi‘s Barcelona contract, saying figures confirm the star player’s deal is the biggest in sports history. According to the report, Messi would receive a maximum of €555,237,619 (US$673,919,105) over four seasons, if a series of conditions were met.
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4:19 PM ET United States forward Jozy Altidore won’t play in Sunday’s friendly against Trinidad & Tobago due in part to injury, as well as a possible transfer involving the Toronto FC star, according to U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter. Berhalter, addressing reporters via a Zoom call ahead of the match, said that Altidore was training
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10:26 AM ET Bayern Munich fined France midfielder Corentin Tolisso an unspecified amount and dropped him from Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim after the World Cup winner broke the league’s health measures by getting a tattoo. – Stream Bundesliga on ESPN+ The 26-year-old had briefly posted on social media a video of him getting a
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7:02 AM ET Brazilian side Chapecoense sealed the second division Serie B title on goal difference on Friday after a last gasp Panenka-style penalty from Anselmo Ramon gave them a 3-1 win over Confianca. Chapecoense, who lost most of their squad in an air crash in 2016, secured promotion earlier this month after spending a
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8:34 AM ET Manchester United winger Amad Diallo scored on his first appearance for the club during an under-23 game against Liverpool. Diallo robbed a Liverpool defender of possession in the Premier League 2 fixture at Kirkby, before running through on goal to score. The 18-year-old joined United from Atalanta earlier this month, signing a
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8:02 AM ET Serge Aurier left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at half-time on Thursday when his side were losing 1-0 to Liverpool after a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho in the dressing room, sources have told ESPN. Tottenham conceded four minutes into injury time at the end of the first half when Sadio Mane crossed
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5:53 AM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson U.S. midfielder Weston McKennie had his house burgled during Juventus‘ Coppa Italia quarterfinal victory over SPAL on Wednesday, the Italian side confirmed to ESPN. The thieves were able to leave with branded shoes and clothes, as well as several other objects of value. Given the timing, the initial outlook
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