Manchester City and Liverpool face title credentials test: Football Countdown – Live! | Premier League

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Bobby Copping was 19 and about to break into Peterborough’s first team, when he nodded during pre-season training and everything changed. With his career ended due to a mysterious injury, he is now building a career behind the scenes on London Road. Ryan Baldy met him:

Jesse March Leeds He has a chance to derail Manchester City’s title this weekend and Marsh is hopeful his side can prove their “annoying” opponents.

“I know that often, playing against the relegation teams can be a troublesome game and that’s our mission back in the day, to make the match troublesome for Man City,” said Marsh. “In some ways, you could say there’s nothing to lose. We are expected to lose this match every time. I don’t believe it but I can see why that is the expectation. Our job is strategic understanding. We know what they want the game to look like and we know what we want.” To look the game.

Leeds have not lost in their last five matches but are not yet safe, and Marsh will waste no time checking permutations. “I don’t have the energy to think about the table and how the other teams are doing…I assumed from the moment I took over that I would be late for everything until May 22nd and I think it would stay that way.”

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A little more from Jurgen Klopp, on whether a contract extension could make a difference for players who have yet to sign a new deal. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita have contracts that expire next summer.

“That’s a question for the boys what that means for them, but it’s all right, my relationship with them is great. If it’s a positive sign for the boys, that’s great – but I don’t think that’s going to be the only thing that’s critical to the decision the boys make in their lives. But we want Just making sure that everyone who wants to know, knows it.”

Ralf Rangnick confirmed as new Austria coach

Well, this story has moved quickly. The Austrian Federation has now confirmed the appointment of Ralf Rangnick on an initial two-year deal. If Austria qualifies for the Euro, the deal will be automatically extended until the 2026 World Cup.

Rangnick will take over after stepping down as interim manager of Manchester United at the end of the season – and is expected to continue his advisory role with the club. He will take charge of Austria’s Nations League matches against Croatia, Denmark and France ahead of the Euro 2024 qualifiers.

“It is an honor to take on this role,” Rangnick said. “I am particularly excited about the prospect of playing the European Championship in Germany with a young team hungry for success.”

Dean Smith has been up front, with Norwich in danger of going down this weekend. If they lose at Smith’s former club, Aston Villa, and Burnley beat Watford at Vicarage Road, the Canaries will return to the Championship.

“Indifference is a word that has been used a lot…Our players show up week after week, and there is no shortage of interest from them.” Smith also defended the club’s sporting director, Stuart Webber, who some fans faced after the home defeat to Newcastle.

A little more from Eddie Howe in the test that Liverpool will present their team:

“We know that nothing but our best tomorrow – and I would say better than what we have done so far – will be good enough. I have watched Liverpool in depth for a long time and they are just a great team. They have a way of winning matches even when they are not at their best, which It is perhaps the hallmark of a great team, and when they are at their best, they are almost unstoppable.”

More news, yet to be officially announced, that Ralf Rangnick has agreed to take over as Austria’s coach. Rangnick is expected to continue in his planned advisory role at Manchester United – although my personal feeling is that his time at Old Trafford could end in a barely-noticed press release six months from now.

yourgen club He has just finished his pre-match pressing programme, fresh from extending his contract with Liverpool until 2026. He said he is feeling rejuvenated this season after struggling through a campaign wracked by the coronavirus last year.

“These last two years have been really weird, you learn more about yourself. You realize what you’re really missing if you don’t have it anymore. Football is the same. I’m not short on energy, but you ask me if it’s still there. We feel like we’re in the middle of something. , not the end of it. We’re trying to get to that sunny spot together.”

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Stick with the wolves, this is a nice read from Ben Fisher, who has sat down with his goalkeeping coach, Tony Roberts. The former QPR and Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper is also part of Wales’ squad, and dreams of qualifying for the World Cup.

“I was on Wales when we were close to getting there, USA 94. We missed it [Paul] Bodin hit the crossbar against Romania. I closed my eyes that night and to get there now, I think I’m going to cry at 52.”

Bruno Lage is talking to reporters this morning, and Wolves The manager believes it is time for his team to push for Europe. “I wasn’t used to talking about it…but now we have five matches in 20 days,” said Lage. “I’m challenging them now, the last curve, the last 100 metres, we see the finish line ahead of us, we need to go and fight for sixth and seventh, play European football.”

It’s as if wolves have been knocking on the door for several months now, only to be defeated somewhere like Turf Moor just like in the top six/seven on hand. They host Brighton tomorrow, in their last home game against Norwich. The problem is that their other matches will be against Chelsea (away), Man City (at home) and Liverpool (away). However, it is a match for anyone in their day, as the saying goes.

More on the news that Channel 4 will show England men’s matches for free until 2024.

Newcastle host Liverpool for a full packed lunch start on Saturday. Eddie Howe revealed it Callum Wilson And Kieran Trippier About to return, but not in time for tomorrow’s game.

“We’re definitely not going to rush them back. We won’t jeopardize them but if they’re fit, we’ll use them like any other player. I think that’s important. Kieran, we saw him on the grass training with us for one session. Callum isn’t quite there yet, but he He’s getting closer and doing a lot of work with the Sports Science team.”

Newcastle announced on Friday that defender Fabian Sher She signed a new two-year deal. “I really like him as a player,” Howe said. He did very well. He had a long time in the team and returning to the team at first was very difficult for him, but he chose his rhythm and form.

“I think everyone knows the Fab is technically a very good football player. The big thing he has proven is that he can defend very effectively within the team structure we have given him.”

Salah and Kiir win FWA awards

More news – The Football Writers’ Association (FWA) has named Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah the best men’s footballer of the year for the second time, with Chelsea striker Sam Kerr winning the Women’s award.

Salah won with 48% of the vote, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne came in second and Declan Rice from West Ham came in third. Similarly, Kerr was dominant, with 40% of the vote, to finish the race ahead of Arsenal striker Vivian Miedema and Lauren Hemp of City.

Channel 4 shows England men’s matches live

Some interesting early news, as Channel 4 announced that it has secured the rights to broadcast England’s men’s team matches in the Nations League, as well as Euro 2024 qualifiers and friendlies. In all, Channel 4 will broadcast 20 England matches live between 2022 and 2024, all on free TV.

The Nations League campaign includes four matches in June – two against Hungary, a trip to Germany, and Italy at Molino – before the return matches with Italy and Germany in September. The European Championship qualifiers will begin in 2023, with the draw to be held in October.

Preamble

Hello and welcome to a long weekend of football, with heavy clashes everywhere you turn. For Liverpool and Manchester City, every game is big – but Saturday’s duties, at St James’s Park and Island Road respectively, are likely to add to the tension in the title race.

Elsewhere, Dean Smith takes Norwich to Villa Park, realizing a defeat could put the Canary Islands back into the championship if Burnley get a score at Watford. It would also be bad news for Frank Lampard, who desperately needs something from his former employers when he visits Chelsea Goodison on Sunday. In the top four race, Arsenal face another test of their strength at West Ham, while Spurs look to end their stumble against Leicester.

Away from the Premier League, we could see Real Madrid win La Liga on Saturday, and Celtic reclaim the Scottish title in the Old Firm derby on Sunday. League One is coming to an end, as the race for boarding positions and playoffs begins at the top and down the pyramid. Chelsea and Arsenal continue their fight for the WSL title, and the finalists for the Women’s Champions League will be determined.

We’ll have team news, previews, and more along with that, so let’s put on our classics and we’ll dance a bit, shall we?

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