GUARDIAN – New signing Emre Can a doubt for Liverpools pre-season tour of the US

Midfielder picked up calf injury in friendly against Preston Signed from Bayer Leverkusen for £10m in MayLiverpool are close to completing the signing of Loc Rmy from QPR but Emre Can is in danger of missing their pre-season tour to the United States after limping out of the teams 2-1 friendly win at Preston North End on Saturday.Can, Brendan Rodgerss new 10m midfield signing from Bayer Leverkusen, suffered a calf injury 20 minutes into the game and will be assessed by the Anfield medical staff on Sunday morning. They will determine whether he is fit enough to join the squads flight across the Atlantic on Sunday. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Chelsea give José Mourinho permission to rest key names at Liverpool

Mourinho prioritises Atlético Madrid game over Anfield Manager, Rui Faria and Ramires facing FA chargesThe Chelsea hierarchy have given Jos Mourinho the green light to field a team at Liverpool on Sunday that reflects the club’s priority as being the Champions League semi-final against Atltico Madrid three days later. Yet the go-ahead may have only briefly brightened the manager’s mood after he was one of three members of staff charged by the Football Association over events during the damaging home defeat to Sunderland.Mourinho, who is still in the process of appealing against an 8,000 fine after being sent to the stands for the second time this season for re-entering the playing surface at Aston Villa last month, had offered a sarcastic appraisal of the performances of the referee, Mike Dean, and the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, Mike Riley, after the 2-1 defeat to Sunderland that has left his team outsiders in the title race. His claim that the former had put in an “unbelievable” performance has prompted a charge of improper conduct, with the FA arguing he had questioned the integrity of both figures. Continue reading…


METRO – The special three: How Jose Mourinho, Eden Hazard and John Terry can lead Chelsea to the title

Chelsea’s 4-0 victory against Tottenham left the Blues seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table. However, with Manchester City having three games in hand, and Liverpool and Arsenal both also breathing down on Chelsea’s neck with a game to spare, it’s important the Blues keep picking up points. Chelsea have really […]