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ESPN.co.uk
Coutinho stay will help Liverpool break cycleJohn Barnes and Peter Beardsley in 1986. Such ingenuity is rare in the modern
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 16 hours ago
John Barnes and Peter Beardsley in 1986. Such ingenuity is rare in the modern era. The anguish felt whenever a player like Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano or Suarez goes to Spain is exacerbated by a belief Liverpool will no longer find a suitable... Read more
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Daily Mail
Real Madrid will break the bank for Kylian Mbappe after Neymar failureVinicius Junior (Flamengo, 2017, £38m) =. Ronaldo (Inter Milan, 2002, £38m) 8
Daily Mail / Posted 19 hours ago
Vinicius Junior (Flamengo, 2017, £38m) =. Ronaldo (Inter Milan, 2002, £38m) 8. Luis Figo (Barcelona, 2000, £37m)* 9. Xabi Alonso (Liverpool, 2009, £30m) =. Karim Benzema (Lyon, 2009, £30m) Perez will already thinking about the shiny new... Read more
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sportsmole
Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester Citychance at the other end. City retook the lead with just five minutes left when
sportsmole / Posted 20 hours ago
chance at the other end. City retook the lead with just five minutes left when Kolarov's free kick took a deflection off Xabi Alonso, leaving Casillas stranded. Madrid responded immediately, however, as Karim Benzema turned smartly on the edge... Read more
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Anfield Index
The Importance of Keeping Coutinhoeventually sell-on for higher fees once those players reach close to their maxi
Anfield Index / Posted yesterday
eventually sell-on for higher fees once those players reach close to their maximum output. Since 2009, Liverpool have lost Xabi Alonso, Mascherano, Sterling, Torres and Luis Suarez for a total of around £235m after signing those players for around... Read more
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Soccer Way
Chelsea 2 Bayern Munich 3: Muller at the double as Bayern bounce back and concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retireme
Soccer Way / Posted yesterday
and concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retirement of influential stars Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso at the end of last season. Brazilian full-back Rafinha soothed those worries by scoring an opening goal that had... Read more
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Goal.com
Chelsea 2 - 3 Bayern München Match reportand concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retireme
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
and concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retirement of influential stars Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso at the end of last season. Brazilian full-back Rafinha soothed those worries by scoring an opening goal that had... Read more
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The World Game
Chelsea vs FC Bayern Münchenand concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retireme
The World Game / Posted yesterday
and concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retirement of influential stars Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso at the end of last season. Brazilian full-back Rafinha soothed those worries by scoring an opening goal that had... Read more
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The World Game
Muller at the double as Bayern bounce back against Chelseaand concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retireme
The World Game / Posted yesterday
and concerns had begun to surface about their ability to cope with the retirement of influential stars Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso at the end of last season. Brazilian full-back Rafinha soothed those worries by scoring an opening goal that had... Read more
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Goal.com
Chelsea vs Bayern Munichfor the Supercup showdown against rivals Dortmund on August 5. The Bavarians a
Goal.com / Posted yesterday
for the Supercup showdown against rivals Dortmund on August 5. The Bavarians are attempting to adapt to the retirement of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm, but it has been unsuccessful thus far and the storied Italian coach will have to settle on... Read more
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give me sport
How Man City's insane £216m spending spree compares to Real Madrid's 2009 recordfrom hunting for the old and proven eight years ago. Ronaldo was 25-years-old
give me sport / Posted yesterday
from hunting for the old and proven eight years ago. Ronaldo was 25-years-old when he moved and Karim Benzema was just 21. Xabi Alonso and Ricardo Kaka may have been 27 and 28 respectively at the time, but Danilo and Kyle Walker are younger than... Read more
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Goal.com
What happened to the star Man Utd bid €100m for? Thomas Muller's Bayern future in doubtseeks to reinvigorate a team that won the title last season but were uninspirin
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
seeks to reinvigorate a team that won the title last season but were uninspiring at times. The twin retirements of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm have opened a couple of slots in defence and midfield while the permanent addition of Kingsley... Read more
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Goal.com
What happened to the star Man Utd bid €100m for? Thomas Muller's Bayern future in doubtseeks to reinvigorate a team that won the title last season but were uninspirin
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
seeks to reinvigorate a team that won the title last season but were uninspiring at times. The twin retirements of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm have opened a couple of slots in defence and midfield while the permanent addition of Kingsley... Read more
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ESPN FC
Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona links a concern for Liverpoolbeen in this situation before, In recent times they have lost Luis Suarez and J
ESPN FC / Posted 2 days ago
been in this situation before, In recent times they have lost Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano to the Catalan giants and Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, so they know how this works and they appear to have already pre-empted this situation by recently... Read more
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Goal.com
Man Utd, Tottenham and the top 10 worst spending sprees of all timesecond place in the end.9. Real Madrid | 2009 | €260m The Santiago Bernabeu si
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
second place in the end.9. Real Madrid | 2009 | €260m The Santiago Bernabeu side lured Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Kaka, Raul Albiol and Alvaro Negredo to the Spanish capital as they aimed to end Barcelona’s dominance. Ronaldo,... Read more
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Goal.com
Chelsea vs Bayern Munichfor the Supercup showdown against rivals Dortmund on August 5. The Bavarians a
Goal.com / Posted 2 days ago
for the Supercup showdown against rivals Dortmund on August 5. The Bavarians are attempting to adapt to the retirement of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm, but it has been unsuccessful thus far and the storied Italian coach will have to settle on... Read more
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sportsmole
Manchester United earn draw in Madridput United back in front. His first was tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper
sportsmole / Posted 3 days ago
put United back in front. His first was tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Diego Lopez before a second was scrambled off the line by Xabi Alonso. There was a chance late on for Di Maria, who saw his shot from the edge of the box held by De... Read more
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HITC Sport
Video: Where are Liverpool XI from Fernando Torres' debut now?he would go on to play for the likes of Real Zaragoza, Stoke, Wolves, Pune City
HITC Sport / Posted 4 days ago
he would go on to play for the likes of Real Zaragoza, Stoke, Wolves, Pune City, Wigan, Tampine Rovers and Bury.CM: Xabi Alonso Much to practically every Liverpool fans' anger, the Reds allowed Xabi Alonso to leave for Real Madrid in 2009.... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool analysis - Klopp's eyes opened to Liverpool global appeal and why Reds must win battle for 'priceless' Coutinhoa body blow for a club on the up. The talent drain at Anfield has gone on for
Liverpool Echo / Posted 4 days ago
a body blow for a club on the up. The talent drain at Anfield has gone on for too long. Over the past decade the likes of Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling have been lured away with the promise of... Read more
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Football365
Guardiola is not the man for City...David Luiz (not handsome per se but you imagine with his hair he’d get a lot of
Football365 / Posted 4 days ago
David Luiz (not handsome per se but you imagine with his hair he’d get a lot of attention from the fairer sex) DM: Xabi Alonso (A man who will have my heart forever) CM: Emre Can (Pretty handsome) CM: Redknapp (Classic Spice Boy) LW:... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Chronology of the Games That Made Dirk Kuyt a Liverpool Iconwas a sense of relief all around the ground, and not just because the big-money
Bleacher Report / Posted 4 days ago
was a sense of relief all around the ground, and not just because the big-money signing had broken his duck. However, Xabi Alonso stole his team-mate's thunder with a sublime second, the Spaniard outrageously lobbed visiting goalkeeper Steve... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Webb says de Jong would have been sent off with video reviewplace. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for
Lake Placid News / Posted 5 days ago
place. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso. "Yes, it was a clear red card," Webb said Friday during a media seminar ahead of the Aug. 5 launch of video... Read more
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The World Game
Webb says de Jong would have been sent off with video reviewThe English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his kar
The World Game / Posted 5 days ago
The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso. "Yes, it was a clear red card," Webb said Friday during a media seminar ahead of the Aug. 5 launch of video technology in... Read more
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BC Local News
Webb says de Jong would have been sent off with video reviewplace. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for
BC Local News / Posted 5 days ago
place. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso. "Yes, it was a clear red card," Webb said Friday during a media seminar ahead of the Aug. 5 launch of video... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Webb says De Jong would have been sent off with video reviewretired English referee showed De Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
retired English referee showed De Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso. Hired in March to oversee video technology for professional soccer in the U.S. and Canada, Webb held a media... Read more
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TSN
Webb says De Jong would get red with video reviewplace. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for
TSN / Posted 5 days ago
place. The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso. "Yes, it was a clear red card," Webb said Friday during a media seminar ahead of the Aug. 5 launch of video... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mourinho is in the right place at the right time to loan Sanchesplayers'. He must surely have been aware that it would be tough to beat the li
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
players'. He must surely have been aware that it would be tough to beat the likes of Arturo Vidal, Thiago Alcantara and Xabi Alonso to a place in the starting line-up. The long-term sense of signing Sanches would appear to be to replace Vidal... Read more
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Goal.com
Bayern Munich vs AC Milanand a lapse late in the match allowed their opponents to ultimately steal victo
Goal.com / Posted 5 days ago
and a lapse late in the match allowed their opponents to ultimately steal victory. With the retirement of Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, there are places up for grabs, so these friendly games are increasingly important as Ancelotti figures out how... Read more
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ESPN.co.uk
Coutinho to Barcelonait comes to selling a star player the season after finishing in the Premier Lea
ESPN.co.uk / Posted 5 days ago
it comes to selling a star player the season after finishing in the Premier League's top four having done so in 2009 with Xabi Alonso and 2014 with Luis Suarez. ABOUT COOKIES We use cookies to help make this website better, to improve our... Read more
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International Business Times
Manchester United reignite interest in Renato Sanches as Bayern Munich open door for summer move the start. Carlo Ancelotti has further strengthened in midfield this summer by
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
the start. Carlo Ancelotti has further strengthened in midfield this summer by signing Lyon's Corentin Tolisso to replace Xabi Alonso and the Bayern chief is certain that Sanches will not get sufficient game time during the upcoming campaign. The... Read more
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Thame Gazette
Howard Webb warns diving players they could be immediately punished by VARbut as recently as last year he spoke of how he was “gutted beyond belief” to h
Thame Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
but as recently as last year he spoke of how he was “gutted beyond belief” to have missed a flying kick by Nigel de Jong on Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup final that should have resulted in a red card. “My opinion changed (with Henry’s handball)... Read more
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Liverpool FC
Stevie on Lucas: I smile when I think of himyou look at the people he had to try and compete with for a place in the team -
Liverpool FC / Posted 6 days ago
you look at the people he had to try and compete with for a place in the team - Momo Sissoko, Javier Mascherano, yourself, Xabi Alonso - do you remember it being tough for him? I think it was tough for all of us because the competition for places... Read more
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Anfield Index
10 Years Since TorresThe fans saw Benitez build a finely tuned football machine over 4 years only to
Anfield Index / Posted 6 days ago
The fans saw Benitez build a finely tuned football machine over 4 years only to see it fail to win any silverware and …Xabi Alonso: The Pass Master We thought it may never happen again. But last weekend we all got to watch Xabi Alonso play at... Read more
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Herald Sun
Euro Done Deals: 29 major signings by Euro giantslast term there on loan. Also notable is the loss of two of the team’s most exp
Herald Sun / Posted 7 days ago
last term there on loan. Also notable is the loss of two of the team’s most experienced players to retirement, with Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm both calling time on their playing careers. BORUSSIA DORTMUND Bayern’s Bundesliga rivals... Read more
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Goal.com
FIFA 17 FUTTIES: Manchester City winger Leroy Sane wins the third voteAn Era series, with an unknown third pair of retiring legends set to join boost
Goal.com / Posted 7 days ago
An Era series, with an unknown third pair of retiring legends set to join boosted versions of Dirk Kuyt, Francesco Totti, Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm on Friday July 21. EA Sports has compiled an FAQ for those who wish to know more about the... Read more
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Football365
Man United have only done half a job this summerall, but a good footballer? I had the misfortune to be at the Liverpool v Fulha
Football365 / Posted 7 days ago
all, but a good footballer? I had the misfortune to be at the Liverpool v Fulham 0-0 game in 2008. Lucas “played” ahead of Xabi Alonso. He somehow stayed on the pitch with Mascherano being substituted. To say he looked like a guy brought on from... Read more
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HITC Sport
Lucas Leiva: a role model who is leaving Liverpool after 10 rollercoaster yearshave been difficult to envisage during his initial struggles in Rafael Benítez’
HITC Sport / Posted 7 days ago
have been difficult to envisage during his initial struggles in Rafael Benítez’s team. Lucas competed with Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for a central midfield position and was judged by their lofty standards. The cries of... Read more
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Anfield Index
Lucas Leiva: Retire The 21 Shirthis emergence in the latter part of the last decade as a form of insult to the
Anfield Index / Posted 7 days ago
his emergence in the latter part of the last decade as a form of insult to the shirt and colleagues. Never as flashy as Xabi Alonso or as cut-throat as Javier Mascherano, Lucas was always one of those ‘Yes, but what does he do?’ players. Bought... Read more
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ESPN FC
Real Madrid top end-of-season Power Rankings ahead of Juventus, Chelseato jettison his leading scorer. If Diego Costa leaves, will the decision come b
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
to jettison his leading scorer. If Diego Costa leaves, will the decision come back to haunt Chelsea? With Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso having retired and Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery one year older, Bayern have some rebuilding to do. Niklas Sule... Read more
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ESPN FC
Lucas' Liverpool career a mixture of resilience and restlessnessFernando Torres, Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun have long since left Anfield. B
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
Fernando Torres, Ryan Babel and Yossi Benayoun have long since left Anfield. Benitez was able to call on Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for central midfield, so from Day 1, affable Brazilian Lucas had a fight on his hands to... Read more
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ESPN FC
Can anyone topple Real Madrid? Man Utd, Juventus, Chelsea have a chanceunclear how much steamrolling the Bundesliga helps you succeed in Europe. Over
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
unclear how much steamrolling the Bundesliga helps you succeed in Europe. Over the next year or so, they'll need to replace Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, which means there's a lot that can go wrong.CHELSEA WHY THEY... Read more
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ESPN FC
Arsenal pendulum swings, farewell Totti, Messi magic, Tuchel future, moreMarcotti shares his favourite memory of Francesco Totti and looks back on the R
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
Marcotti shares his favourite memory of Francesco Totti and looks back on the Roma legend's career with the club. After Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm and John Terry last week, it was Francesco Totti's turn to say goodbye on Sunday. The difference... Read more
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ESPN FC
Zidane guides Real to La Liga glory, Allegri's Juve win again, Terry's sendoffof mistakes and mishaps that hit Arsenal this season.Roma have a platform to co
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
of mistakes and mishaps that hit Arsenal this season.Roma have a platform to contend in 2017-18 Retiring Philip Lahm and Xabi Alonso said goodbye to the Bayern Munich fans at their Bundesliga title party. Roma's 5-3 win away to Chievo, powered... Read more
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ESPN FC
Chelsea, Antonio Conte's remarkable title, Roma rout Juve, Ronaldo hits 400Cup, they made the second half of this game into their season-ending trophy. T
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
Cup, they made the second half of this game into their season-ending trophy. The epitome of this were Phillip Lahm and Xabi Alonso, playing in their second-to-last professional games, plus Arjen Robben, who simply never stopped running, keeping... Read more
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ESPN FC
Transfer near misses: Vieira to United, Kaka to City, Ronaldo to Arsenalsteadfastly would not budge, setting a price of £18m that Liverpool refused to
ESPN FC / Posted 8 days ago
steadfastly would not budge, setting a price of £18m that Liverpool refused to pay. Benitez had been prepared to shunt out Xabi Alonso to accommodate Barry. "He told me the situation and that he wanted to sign other players, and I could be one of... Read more
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DW
James Rodriguez not a replacement for Thomas Müller - Carlo Ancelotti |arriving in Munich this season, competition for a place in the starting 11 is f
DW / Posted 8 days ago
arriving in Munich this season, competition for a place in the starting 11 is fiercer than ever, despite the retirements of Xabi Alonso and Philipp Lahm. But Ancelotti said no player is guaranteed a place. "James knows that he needs to earn his... Read more
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International Business Times
Why Zinedine Zidane's tactical masterstroke means Real Madrid do not need Kylian Mbappe from a Real point of view. Since the arrival of the Wales international, Real
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
from a Real point of view. Since the arrival of the Wales international, Real have been using a 4-3-3 system. During the Xabi Alonso days, it was not a problem as the midfield maestro coped with imbalance generated by the lack of work of Karim... Read more
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Goal.com
FIFA 17 Ultimate Team: Lahm & Xabi Alonso lead second batch of FUTTIES - Goal.com Rest of the World Rest of Europe The pair hung up their boots
Goal.com / Posted 11 days ago
- Goal.com Rest of the World Rest of Europe The pair hung up their boots after the 2016-17 season with... Read more
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Anfield Index
The Cult of Lucas Leivabefore fading out of the limelight again in recent years. So why is Lucas biza
Anfield Index / Posted 14 days ago
before fading out of the limelight again in recent years. So why is Lucas bizarrely seen as, a sort of Dirk Kuyt or Xabi Alonso like figure, someone who has given his all for the club and has been an extremely good player for us over a... Read more
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livesoccertv
Where to watch Bayern Munich's 2017/18 pre-season fixtures livefor €21,000,000); Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen OUT: Mehdi Benatia to Juvent
livesoccertv / Posted 14 days ago
for €21,000,000); Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen OUT: Mehdi Benatia to Juventus (€17,000,000); Douglas Costa to Juventus; Xabi Alonso (retired); Philipp Lahm (retired); Tom Starke (retired)Who's part of Bayern Munich's pre-season squad? Here's... Read more
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Liverpool FC
Liverpool's greatest PL goal: The case for Steven Gerrardin the poll for that season ahead of Neil Mellor’s last-minute arrow against Ar
Liverpool FC / Posted 14 days ago
in the poll for that season ahead of Neil Mellor’s last-minute arrow against Arsenal and then defeated stunning hits by Xabi Alonso and Dietmar Hamann in its weekly decider. It’s true that the iconic midfielder scored more remarkable goals of... Read more
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