Arsenal managed with ten players from the 24th minute to force Liverpool in weakness in terms of scoring, for the first time this year.
It has become rare for Liverpool not to score at home. Those who go to "Anfield" have in mind that they will celebrate goals at least once. But on the night of January 13, things did not go as expected by the thousands of Reds fans who were at their team's historic stadium.
The sterile 0-0 with Arsenal for the Carabao Cup made us look back at the statistical services. To see when was the last time a team played at Anfield and kept its home intact. So Arsenal became the first team to achieve this this season!
Although the "gunners" played with a player less than 24 minutes due to the dismissal of Jack, they defended so as not to see their home violated. The point was that it was not a great performance by Ramsdale, but an unprecedented failure of the Liverpool players.
So we looked back at the home games of Jürgen Klopp's team. And the last time the "reds" did not score was on April 14, 2021. It was the second quarterfinal of the Champions League with Real Madrid drawing the white tie in Merseyside. A result that brought the exclusion from the continuation of the tournament, as Liverpool had lost in the first match.
Now Manchester City is getting ready to enter
Erling Haland is the ... apple of contention in European football at the moment, with Pep Guardiola insisting on the transfer of the Norwegian to Manchester City, but the young striker ... dreams of playing for Real with Killian Ebape .
Erling Haland remains in the transfer "target" of the top European clubs, with the Dortmund administration doing everything it can to keep the Norwegian ace in its ranks next season.
This will hardly happen, with the Norwegian being besieged by proposals from first-class teams, such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
Manchester City are now preparing to enter the game of acquiring Haland, with Pep Guardiola putting pressure on the Citizens management to raise its offer and bring him to the Etihad.
Haland has a contract with Dortmund until June 2024, but the release clause is "low", as the 75 million euros required to acquire his rights is not a "prohibitive" amount for teams with such a high budget.
According to German media, the people of Dortmund requested a meeting with Haland's father and his agent, Mino Raiola, in order to be informed as soon as possible about the intentions of the Norwegian striker. And these are… known, as reported by the Spanish "AS".
Haaland has already decided to go to Real Madrid, with the newspaper report emphasizing that the young forward has given instructions to his manager, Mino Raiola, to find everything with the "merenges" as soon as possible. Haland's decision is of course based on the fact that Real in January will definitely submit a proposal to Killian Ebape and the Norwegian dreams of playing next to him.
The German has "transformed" the "blue"
Thomas Tuchel continued with a terrible series with yesterday's victory of Chelsea in North London.
Thomas Tuchel has been on the Chelsea bench for almost a year. A year full of success, as from January 2021, until today, Chelsea has won the Champions League against Manchester City and the Super Cup against Villarreal.
The German has "transformed" the "blues" and has found the… recipe for success, as well as yesterday he managed to get another great qualification, securing the presence of Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final where he will wait for the winner of the pair Arsenal - Liverpool .
With this victory against Tottenham in North London, Tuhel was able to continue a "scary" series he has made. From the beginning of his coaching career until today, Tuhel has never lost a semifinal game in any tournament he has managed to reach the final four.
The German coach has given a total of nine semifinal games with Dortmund, Paris and Chelsea and has nine wins!
Bruno Fernandes is the top "winter" transfer of all time,
What most people see on the pitch came to confirm a BBC study based on a poll in which fans took part.
Bruno Fernandez is the all-time leading winter transfer with 31% of the vote, ahead of Virgil Van Dyke (Liverpool), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) and Luis Suarez (Liverpool).
The Portuguese international midfielder, who arrived in January 2020 from Sporting Lisbon, already has 45 goals and 34 assists for Manchester United.
He is also the only player in Premier League history to win four Player of the Month awards in a single calendar year, an achievement he achieved in 2020, exactly the year he made his English Premier League debut.
This season, Bruno Fernandez has played 25 games for Manchester United, scoring five goals and sharing nine assists.
Messi: "I went through Covid, it took me more than I expected to get well"
Lionel Messi spoke for the first time about his adventure with the coronavirus.
In a post on social media, Lionel Messi thanked everyone for his messages and referred to his adventure with the coronavirus.
"As you know, I went through Covid and I would like to thank you for the messages I received and to tell you that it took me longer than I expected to get well, but I have almost recovered and I am looking forward to returning to the field. I have been training for the last few days to reach my 100% again, very nice challenges are coming this year and if we are lucky we will say them again soon. Thanks!"
Cristiano: "I do not accept that we do not believe we will be in the top three"
Shortly before turning 37, Cristiano Ronaldo remains ... hungry and shows it in every way.
The famous Portuguese, who returned to Manchester United, coming from Juventus, can not ... digest that his team is 22 points away from the top of the Premier League and his compatriot, City, while he considers it inconceivable that the "reds" devils "remain out of the top three in the top league in the world.
CR7 gave an interview to "Skysports" and tried to "wake up" his teammates, as United is four points away from 4th place, which is equivalent to participating in the new Champions League.
"I do not accept that we do not believe we will be in the top three of the Premier League. I think that in order to build good things, sometimes you have to destroy others. So why not? New year, new life and we hope that Manchester United can be at the level that the fans want. They deserve it ", Ronaldo said meaningfully and added:
Allegri: "Football has been invented by the devil"
In the defeat of Juventus in the Super Cup final by Inter (2-1 in overtime), but also on the opposite side of football, he stood by the statements made by Massimiliano Allegri.
With 2-1 in overtime (1-1 the regular season) Juventus lost in the final of the Italian Super Cup that took place in Milan and at "Giuseppe Meazza".
"Bianconeri" coach Massimiliano Allegri in the statements he made after the end of the match referred to the image that his team presented in the match, but also to the mistakes he made.
"It was a real fight. A very good test for us to see where we are. Unfortunately, football sometimes seems to have been invented by the devil! We made a naive mistake five seconds before the end. We played against the strongest team at the moment in Italy and we had opportunities, leaving few at Inter. We had a hard time in the first 10 minutes, but we did quite well ", he said characteristically in his words.